How to create playlists in Epidemic Sound (and why you should)

Many creators use Epidemic Sound, a popular royalty-free music platform. Its primary use is for creators to add music to their YouTube videos, podcasts, and other projects without fear of copyright infringement and demonetization.

Epidemic Sound may also allow users to create their own playlists in addition to providing them with pre-curated playlists. Below is a guide on how to create a playlist within the platform along with the benefits of using them.

Where to find playlists on Epidemic Sound

Before creating a playlist, it’s important to know where to find them in Epidemic Sound.

Epidemic Sound playlists and tracks

Where to find your created playlists

On the top toolbar, you will see a tab titled Saved. Click on that and you’ll find any playlist you’ve created along with the option to create a new one.

Also, if you click on one of your playlists, you’ll see some options available to help with future projects. There is a comment bubble icon that allows you to write any notes about the song, for example future video themes that would go with the beat of the song or a specific emotion that the song brings to you.

Also, next to the Discharge button, there is an icon with overlapping circles that allows you to find other songs with a similar sound.

Where to find curated Epidemic Sound playlists

One place to start is on the site’s home page. Scroll down to Featured playlists and tracksand you’ll see a few different playlists of different topics to explore.

If you want to see more options, you can always go to the Browse and check out the playlists below genders, Moods, Topicsand Sound effects.

Epidemic Sound Wilderness Playlists

You also have the option of simply typing in the type of playlist you are looking for. For example, if you want music that has a wild vibe, you can type “desert” into the search bar and it will bring up a few different playlists with multiple tracks in each.

How to create playlists in Epidemic Sound

Creating a playlist in Epidemic Sound is incredibly easy, and there are several ways to do it.

Epidemic Sound Song Save to Playlist Option

Create a playlist from a song

While browsing Epidemic Sound, you might come across some songs that you want to add to a new playlist to save later. To do this, simply search for a song, click the plus sign on the right, select the new playlist give the playlist a name and click Save.

Epidemic Sound Create a playlist with the Save button

From then on, your new playlist will be available to any other songs you want to add after clicking the plus sign.

Create a playlist in the Saved tab

If you know you’re about to go on a song hunt, creating an empty playlist beforehand might be a good idea. Just go to the Saved tab, click New playlist or projectselect play listgive it a name and press Save.

Epidemic Sound playlist and download options

From there, as you browse for music, you’ll be able to add songs to your newly created playlist.

What can playlists be used for?

A playlist is more than just a list of music – it can have fundamental uses to help make creation easier and more efficient.

organizational assistance

Being organized is incredibly important for a creator, especially when you have multiple projects or ideas on the go. Playlists can also help.

You can create playlists for a specific project or categorize them by mood or beats. You can even make a playlist to inspire you for future projects. The options are endless and based solely on how you want to use them.

If structure isn’t your forte, but you want it to be, try using Notion to organize and plan your content.

Share playlists with others

Epidemic Sound gives users the option to share playlists with other people via a link. All you have to do is click on the Share playlist icon that looks like a link. When the Share Playlist window appears, make sure the toggle is turned on so you can access your link.

Epidemic Sound Sam's Playlist with Large S Logo

The best part: whoever you send the link to can listen to your playlist without changing a thing. Also, you don’t have to be an Epidemic Sound account holder to listen.

discover new music

When you add songs to a playlist, Epidemic Sound’s algorithm will begin to detect the type of music that interests you. On the main page, you’ll start to see recommendations for the channels you’ve safelisted.

In addition, Epidemic Sound’s curated playlists will also help you find new music. For example, under the Topics tab, you might find a playlist that looks interesting. Within the playlist, there might be songs you’ve never come across before, and now you’re glad you did.

Transfers to the mobile app

Maybe you’ve created a playlist and want to listen to it on the way to work or on your next road trip. You don’t have to figure out how to connect your laptop to the vehicle or a Bluetooth speaker. Instead, use the Epidemic Sound mobile app and listen to your playlist there.

Everything you add or remove on the desktop version carries over to the mobile app. There’s no need to worry that a song isn’t ready to go.

Epidemic Sound has a community program that allows creators to use referral links to get referrals. Playlists can be used as referral links, which are more eye-catching and personal than plain links.

For example, if you’re a content creator, you can add frequently used songs to your content so that your followers have a chance to listen without having to search for songs.

Epidemic Sound Reference Playlist Link

To find the playlist referral link, go to the hamburger icon in the top right corner, select Communityand scroll down until you see Add a playlist to your share link. From there, select the playlist you want to share, click get linkmake sure your message link is to your liking, and copy and paste the link with the message wherever you want to share it.

Get started with Epidemic Sound’s playlist feature

Epidemic Sound is a great platform to use for royalty free music. They always add new music and features to make the user experience even better. Try using the playlist feature to see for yourself.