Guide to Value4Value Music Shows
Play music on your podcast and give value back to the artists!
Three modern podcasting features enable artists to earn money using open standards:
- Distributing music albums in podcast form (check out our guide)
- Value4Value—embedding a digital wallet in your feed (check this guide)
- Wallet switching—listener payments are redirected to feeds whose content is being played
There are now thousands of music tracks distributed through the open RSS ecosystem! And wallet switching gives rise to music shows—podcasts that play this openly distributed music and share value with the artists. If you are a DJ or simply want to play some music on your podcast, this guide is for you!
1. Creating a podcast
When creating a new feed, you can mark it as either a podcast or a music show. You'll be able to reference music in both, but if your show is going to be exclusively about playing other people's music, marking it as a music show will optimize the UI for your DJ-specific needs.
2. Preparing for a show
If you've already produced a show and simply want to add song references, go to step 4.
In the dashboard, click on “Find tracks”. You'll be able to search for songs by
- artist name
- album name
- track name
- URL from Podcast Index, Podverse, Fountain, Podfans, LNBeats, or Wavlake
To listen to a song, click on the cover art. To add it to your show, click on the “+” icon. You can also click the artist's or the album's name to search for all their songs.
After you've selected all the tracks, you'll be able to download the audio files (for step 3) and chapters (for step 4):
3. Producing the show
4. Uploading the show
Start creating a new episode in the dashboard. You can reference all the music tracks in the super chapters tab.
If you picked your tracks using the process in step 2, upload the chapters by clicking the “Upload JSON chapters file” link:
A chapter will be created for each referenced track. The chapter durations are automatically set to match the duration of the tracks.
However, you may want to adjust the start times to match the moments when you started playing the track on your music show. You can also adjust the fraction of the payments you want to share with the artist.
If you did not prepare the tracks through RSS Blue or if you want to add additional chapters that reference music tracks, click on “New chapter” and then “Reference a song”:
Once you've filled in all the other details about your show, click “Publish now”, and you're done!