Podcast Intro FAQ
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PODCAST INTRO/OUTRO PACKAGE?
• Professional voice over artist
• Royalty free background music
• Script editing up to 120 words (you write your script we edit it)
• Voice over production FX
• High quality sound FX
• Mixing and mastering
• Delivery in both full fidelity WAV and 320kbps MP3
WHAT'S THE TURN AROUND TIME FOR MY PODCAST INTRO/OUTRO?
Once you've completed your inbound question form and your order has been finalized, you'll receive your fully produced intro/outro in 2-3 business days.
CAN I USE MY FAVORITE SONG BY MY FAVORITE ARTIST OR AUDIO CLIPS FROM MY FAVORITE MOVIE?
Unfortunately you can't use copyrighted music or audio unless you have paid the artist a licensing fee to do so. Micme requires a signed license agreement for any audio you as our client provides. Micme doesn't offer the option to source and license music for you. We offer an extensive music archive or royalty free music that you can pick music from.
CAN I PURCHASE A SONG FROM MICME'S LIBRARY TO USE ON IT'S OWN IN MY PODCAST?
No, all royalty free music in Micme's library is sourced from a third party partner and can only be used after it's been incorporated into a new production including voice over and SFX.
DOES MICME WRITE MY INTRO/OUTRO SCRIPT?
No, you have a vision for your podcast and the intro/outro script is a big part of your podcast's brand. You write your own script. If writing isn't your strong suit, no need to worry, Micme reviews every script and edits it.
ARE REVISIONS INCLUDED IN THE PODCAST INTRO/OUTRO PACKAGE?
Revisions are included. However, if your script has been approved, recorded by your voice over artist and returned to you, any changes you'd like to make to your script will require a re-recording fee that is determined by word count. This to ensure our voice over talent is fully compensated for their amazing work.
If i provide my own music bed for my intro and outro does it reduce my cost?
Your music bed is included in the intro & outro package at not cost. Unfortunately Micme does not discount the price of your intro and outro package of you bring your own music bed.
If you'd like to provide your own music bed and voice over tracks. Micme will mix and master your intro and outro for $100.00
what if my intro & outro script is longer then 120 words?
Micme's intro & outro package includes 120 words which can be used between your intro & outro. If your script ends up being longer than 120 words, an additional fee of US$1.00 per word will apply.
Podcast Editing FAQ
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE EDITING PACKAGE?
• Noise reduction/cleaning
• Natural pause pacing
• Insert intro, extro & stingers
• Add metadata, ID3 tags & album art
• Mixing and mastering (Mastered to -16LUFS standard)
• Delivery in 192kbps MP3
• Publishing of approved episode to your podcast hosting platform.
WHAT'S THE TURN AROUND TIME FOR MY EDITED EPISODE?
Once you have uploaded your raw audio to your shared transfer folder, you'll receive your edited and mastered episode in 3 business days (often sooner).
WHEN MY EPISODE IS FULLY PRODUCED, DOES MICME PUBLISH IT?
Yes! It’s a good time to register your account with the podcast hosting companies, while we're editing your debut episode. Send us your login information and, upon approval, your episode will be published for distribution across all major podcast directories.
what is metadata ID3 tags?
Simple put, these are non-audio details like album art, title, description, author, and name of the podcast. They are used for podcast directories to index your show so your listeners can search and find you.
Does micme write my description and title for me?
Micme offers editing add-ons like description writing and transcription. Please contact us for more info.
What do the 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute editing lengths refer to?
These times are based on the raw, unedited length of the recording you submit to be edited. Unfortunately we cannot take a recording and edit down to a specific length. We suggest you decide on a length for your episode and set a timer before you start recording.
What happens if my episode runs long?
If the raw, unedited length of an episode exceeds the maximum length of the editing bundle you have paid for, there will be an additional fee of US$2.00 per minute over the maximum length.
Example: If you have purchased the "Up To 30 Minute" editing bundle of any number of episodes and submit an unedited episode that is 40 minutes in length, an additional fee of US$20.00 will apply only to the episode that exceeds the maximum length.
Overage fees are accumulated over the course of a month and are invoiced at the end of the month. We usually permit a 2 minute variance per episode.
Are there editing revision fees?
For every episode, up to 3 rounds of content edits are included. A fee of $10.00 per additional round of content edits will apply after the 3rd round of content edits have been performed. Mistakes made by Micme will not be considered as a round of edits and will be fixed at no additional cost. Only content edit requests made by the Client will count as a round of edits.
am i eligible to purchase an editing bundle?
To be eligible to purchase an editing bundle, you must have a plan to produce enough content and submit a release schedule to Micme.
Example: If you plan to release one episode per week, you can purchase the 4 episode editing bundle of any length to cover editing for four weeks; one episode per week. If the client does not have a predetermined release schedule, they will be billed on a per episode basis and invoiced at the end of each month.
Podcast Launch FAQ
what's included in the podcast launch?
Professional Consultation, Media Hosting Account setup, RSS Feed setup, RSS Feed submission, New Account Creation, Workflow Setup between us, Communication with Hosting Service, Podcast Intro & Outro Production, Cover Art Design and Editing of your First Episode.
What's a rss feed?
“RSS” stands for “Rich Site Summary,” but it is also known as “really simple syndication,” “RDF Site Summary,” and “Real-time Simple Syndication.” RSS is a collection of XML (“extensible markup language”) standard formatting. An RSS feed is mandatory for hosting a podcast.
what if i already have cover art or a podcast intro?
No problem, as long as they meet specifications and Micme standards. The Micme Launch Package is designed to mixed and matched, and tailored to meet clientele productions requirements.
What podcast directories does micme publish episodes to?
Micme is always adding directories that we publish to. Currently we publish to:
• iTunes (Apple Poscasts)
• Google Podcasts
• Alexa (Via the Tunein app)
• Google Home (Via Google Podcasts)
If you'd like to publish to a directory that isn't listed, please let us know and we will be happy to add it to the list.
Can Micme publish my podcast episodes to Alexa and Google Home?
Yes. When you ask to play a podcast on your Google Home smart speaker, it will play it from Google Podcasts. And when you ask Alexa to play a podcast it will play it from Tunein. Because Micme publishes to both of these directories all you have to do is ask either one to play your podcast and you'll be able to enjoy your latest episode.
Does Micme handle my podcast's social media accounts?
No. We do not do any social media management. We do have future plans to implement social media management into our services.
Are cover art revisions included?
Yes, 2 revisions are included. If you need more revisions after the 2 included, there will be additional fees.
How long does it take itunes to accept my podcast?
It can take a week or more for your podcast to be accepted on iTunes. However, we have found it usually takes under a week.