The Tim Kulig Free Music Podcast

The Tim Kulig Free Music Podcast

Tim Kulig is a music composer & producer that gives his music away for free, with attribution, under Creative Commons. Tim is currently creating a massive body of work for content creators, and this podcast is about forging relationships with as many of them as possible. The discussions will center around creators and their needs, trends in music in the content arena, as well as challenges creators face in the era of evolving algorithms, social media trends, and content and musical needs. As of August, 2023 Tim has a library of almost 500 songs and he plans on building this library to in excess of 2,000. Come join him on a journey of self discovery as well as a journey of discovery of creators that are in need of his work and are building their own following for their own passions and dreams!


June 27, 2024 110 mins

On this episode, I interview fellow composer and Creative Commons advocate John Bartmann.  John hails from South Africa, and he has an eclectic collection of music he makes using his Ableton Live DAW set up.

John and I got into a bunch of stuff, and I hope he and I can connect again soon for a follow-up podcast and demo session.  Thanks for taking the time to talk w/me John!

For more about John:

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Updates! Plans for this summer and genres / projects. Trying a new thing - publishing from my phone w/the Podbean app.
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May 2, 2024 20 mins

This week, Tim updates everyone on his engagement with Frequency Music, talks about YouTube Content ID, and some production and movie updates.

Come check it out!


#timkulig #timkuligfreemusic #YouTube #contentID #raceto1000

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April 16, 2024 14 mins

After a 2-month hiatus, The Tim Kulig Free Music Podcast is back with some quick updates!

Come check out what's in store for Tim, his music, and the journey of spreading it across the universe in this exciting 21st episode of the podcast series!

#timkuligfreemusic #timkulig #royaltyfree #creativecommons #2024goals #roadto1000songs

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February 14, 2024 25 mins

It's 2024 - time for a new year and some new or renewed goals!

This week, I talk about accountability, consistency, my year-end review and goal-setting process (1,000 foot overview), albums in the works, Patreon, Website revamping - so much stuff!

Ride the ride and join me for this year's exciting adventures...


#timkuligfreemusic #patr...

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This week on the Tim Kulig Free Music Podcast, I interview fellow creative commons composer Alexander Nakarada.

Alex hails from Norway, plays a mean metal guitar juxtaposed with some Celtic music at times, and is in a friendly race w/me to publish 1,000+ songs for content creators and influencers!

We talk shop, the struggles of independent composers, managing our growing catalogs - everything!

You can find all things Alex here:  cr...

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December 29, 2023 42 mins

This week, we're checking in with our friends at the "Same Same but Different" podcast.  This includes me, internet composer and legend Kevin MacLeod, and awesome composer Alex Nakarada!

You can find all things Kevin MacLeod here:


...and you can find all things Alex Nakarada here:


#timkuligfreemusic #timkulig #incompetech #kevinmacleod #alexnaka...

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December 20, 2023 76 mins

This week, I have very special guest Thomas Edward Seymour from VHS Massacre to help host my 500+ song publishing milestone episode!  

We talk some shop, some music, a little bit of everything this week!


Come check out the latest episode...


#timkuligfreemusic #timkulig #creativecommons #500songs #goals #nolimits #freemusic

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December 13, 2023 15 mins

This week, I discuss my chagrin and aggravation associated with an "organic" advertiser that's created problems with my relationship with Spotify.  I rant, I rave, I calm down and offer a 1st quarter 2024 podcast solution to my advertising missteps in this humbling and grounding episode!


#timkulig #timkuligfreemusic #creativecommons #failforward #pickyourselfup

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December 7, 2023 32 mins

This week I was testing the ability to podcast in an oceanic environment - with sound issues to boot!  All good - fail forward.  Didn't want to spend a ton of time editing this week, so modify your sound to adjust for the highs and lows this week!


Nice little getaway at St Pete Beach last weekend.  Needed the recharge, the R&R, and the ocean waves and salty air!


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November 24, 2023 17 mins

This week, I talk about a Spotify flag I received for an advertising service I employed this year to promote my music.  Oh, the trials and tribulations of self-promotions and the false promises of bot-wielding online advertisers!

I discuss the pitfall, the mistake, and the plans for a future episode devoted to better avenues for online music promotion and advertising.  Live, learn, and PIVOT! :)


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November 17, 2023 22 mins

This week on the Tim Kulig Free Music Podcast, we're doing a dive into my latest album "Comedic Flirtations", dropping 11/21/23 everywhere!

A few full-song previews and some quick samples of others, this is a new genre I'm playing around with while building my catalog and I think it'll be a lot of fun to do a LOT more of these!


#timkuligfreemusic #creativecommons #ilovemusic #createtocreate

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November 8, 2023 22 mins

This week on the Tim Kulig Free Music Podcast, our host is reflecting on his 2 1/2 year music production journey, discussing a website revamp, looking back on the year's production schedule and music, and eluding to some plans for 2024 among other things.


#timkuligfreemusic #creativecommons #podbean #podcasts

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November 2, 2023 42 mins

This week we’re going to discuss Imposter Syndrome.  

You’ve heard it, you’ve likely experienced it (maybe even unknowingly) and it’s real demotivating.  What is imposter syndrome anyways?


#timkuligfreemusic #creativecommons #podcasting #motivational

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October 26, 2023 46 mins

In today's episode, we interview Peggy Eserkaln of Suburban Coop and discuss all the things about chicken coops, chickens, pecking orders, and numerous other asides and deviations.  

If you're interested in backyard, sustainable living and what it takes to keep and raise chickens, Peggy is where it's at!  


You can follow her here:



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October 19, 2023 31 mins

Everyone looks for an edge with social media.  It seems every other month there’s a change online and you need to pivot.  Make time to understand hashtags so that you can better reach your target audience...


Resources for this week:


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No matter how much you love what you do, there will inevitably be times when your work starts to feel monotonous. The day-to-day routine sets in, creativity lags, and you begin questioning your motivation. This can happen in any industry - including creative ones like music and podcasting.

When you hit this point, the most important thing is to avoid complacency. You wan...

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October 5, 2023 22 mins

Developing captivating album art and visuals is an essential part of releasing music in the modern era. With streaming services and online platforms being the primary channels for music discovery and consumption, an artist's visual aesthetics play a huge role in capturing attention and conveying their vibe. Thankfully, there are more tools and resources than ever before to aid independent musicians in crafting professional imagery ...

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September 27, 2023 7 mins

This week we’re going to briefly discuss how to handle criticism...

Receiving criticism and feedback is an inevitable part of being a musician and putting your work out into the world. While it can be difficult to hear negative opinions about something you’ve poured your heart and soul into creating, it’s important not to let criticism discourage you or stop you from making your art.  In fact, channeled correctly, criticism can be ...

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September 21, 2023 11 mins

Today we’re going to briefly discuss “Finding Your Sound”.  Personally, I think this is a life-long journey that evolves as we age and discover new techniques, styles, and musical tastes.  There’s a little bit of all of us in the things we create, when we’re being authentic...

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