Kevin MacLeod: The Story of Music – 311

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311 – The Story of Music

My guest is Kevin MacLeod. Kevin is known by those who produce independent movies, YouTube Videos, podcasts, radio dramas. Chances are very good that even if you haven’t heard the name, you’ve heard his music.

This episode features Australia’s own Amber Collins as the voice of Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes. Amber is active on Deviant Art – you can find her work here:


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2. Disclaimer
3. Jim Krenn of “No Restrictions” Podcast.
4. The 9th Story Theme


1. Welcome back.

Interview with Kevin MacLeod

1. The story of music, and the music of story.
2. Rules? What rules?
3. Fueled by love and fueled by hate
4. Kevin’s catalogue.
5. Searching by feel and style.
6. YouTube, content ID, music theft and more.
7. 9th Story’s famous make-up tutorial videos.
8. When did giving it away start to pay off?
9. Kevin’s techniques to work through frustration with a project or part of a project.
10. What is your time enemy?
11. Making things that really exist.
12. Boxes, incompetence, and criticism.
13. The worst [BLANK] ever. Retrospection.


1. Station ID: Shadows at the Door
2. “The 9th Floor” Music by Daniel Foytik featuring audio from The Twilight Zone: “The After Hours”


1. Nine Random Questions
2. Final Questions

Kevin’s Patreon:
If you support Kevin you get access to rewards at different levels such as a free track of music each month and his monthly podcast.

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Kevin MacLeod, Music Composer, Creator:

kevin profile
Kevin MacLeod ( is an American composer and music producer living in New York City. MacLeod is best known for his distribution of royalty-free library music through his website, MacLeod has made over 2,000 self-composed pieces of music available for download under the Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 license. His licensing options allow anyone to use his music for free as long as he receives attribution, which has led to his music being used in millions of YouTube videos and thousands of films; as of March 2015, MacLeod has over 1,800 composer credits listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). His music has been used in Hugo, several commercial video games, and videos by online content creators such as the Fine Brothers, CollegeHumor, and many other popular YouTube channels. (From Wikipedia).

Kevin’s Patreon:

Royalty Free Music:






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Title Artist Website Permissions
Elevator Bossa Nova CC*
Take the Lead Kevin MacLeod CC*
Ultralounge Kevin MacLeod CC*
The 9th Floor** Daniel Foytik OWD*
Where We Were Will We Daniel Foytik OWD*
Outro Music Kevin MacLeod CC*

*CC-Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0,*OWD-Original Work owned by Daniel Foytik, *OWS-Original Work owned by Steven Matiko

**Features audio clips from “After Hours” an episode of the Twilight Zone

9th Story is A Hc Sunt Fabulas Production
Produced by Dan Foytik
(c) 2014 Dan Foytik, 9th Story, Hc Sunt Fabulas