One of my favorite things about starting a podcast is deciding on the best theme music. If I'm being honest, it may actually be my favorite thing. When I imagine alternate lives, discovering background music for films or TV shows is pretty high up in my list of jobs I would want to have.
For Beyond Artist's Block, I knew I wanted something fun but not cheesy. Uplifting but not over the top. Catchy but not cloying. I went to find royalty free music and surveyed my options. There were a LOT of "corporate" tunes and workout jams. I finally got my search fine-tuned to some combination of jazz and whimsy, and I found the appropriately titled song: Happy Jazz. Here's what its creator, Krazy-Dragon, has to say about it: "Calm, relaxing music symbolizing good mood, romance, tranquillity and peacefulness." Check it out and see if you agree:
(I notice they have another song titled, Cooking Jazz, which I am also down with!)
P.S. It's been two days since I announced the creation of this podcast, and so far the response has been overwhelming, in a great way! We already have 8 interviews scheduled and almost two dozen more pending. We're looking at an October launch for the first full episodes, and I can't wait to share all of these awesome folks with you. If you think you'd be a good fit for the podcast and are interested in being interviewed, please feel free to contact us here.
Rachel Moore, LMFT, (she/her) is a singer, musician, writer, and the host of the Beyond Artist's Block podcast. She is also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist based in San Diego, California. Rachel is certified in EMDR and trained in Brainspotting, and she focuses on working with creative clients, including writers, artists, and musicians.