What is Uppbeat? 👋

Uppbeat is a music platform built especially for content creators featuring the world’s hottest indie artists and beatmakers. But our mission runs deeper than that. 

We’re building a community that supports creators, giving them the tools to make awesome content. At the same time, we’re providing a platform for our talented roster of independent musicians and giving them a fair income too. Because we believe in empowering creativity of all forms.

Why we made the Uppbeat blog 🦸

If you’re a content creator looking to up your game and improve your content, you’re in the right place. We’re on a mission to provide creators like you with a valuable free resource full of priceless tips and the latest trends.

It’s why we tirelessly scour the internet looking for the very best insights. Because our aim is to support you on your creator journey in the hope that one day when you receive your YouTube Play Button, we can pretend we played a small part.

How can Uppbeat help creators like you? 🤝

We’re a small but mighty team at Uppbeat, packed full of brilliant ideas and expert knowledge. Our blog taps into the combined expertise of the entire Uppbeat family. It condenses tons of experience and YouTube knowledge (we were there when Casey Neistat was daily vlogging!)  into easy-to-read guides and snapshots of the latest creator trends. So who exactly contributes to the Uppbeat blog? Read on to find out a little bit more about its authors:

Lewis Foster - Uppbeat CEO

Lewis was there at the very beginning as one of Uppbeat’s co-founders! He brings a decade’s experience building innovative music licensing platforms, as well as a background in sound production and writing music. He’s as passionate about hiking as he is about the perfect blend of design and UX. And you might just catch him zipping along on his electric unicycle as he heads to Uppbeat Towers.


Shane McKenna - A&R Manager

Heading up our super-talented Catalog team, Shane brings well over a decade’s experience in music and audio production. Before joining Uppbeat, Shane was a prolific music and SFX composer for TV programs, films and commercials. He’s an OG follower of The Blindboy Podcast and has a deep love for folk, punk and country music.


Jamie Chambers - SFX Lead

SFX guru Jamie has almost single-handedly built the Uppbeat sound effects catalog from scratch. Using his 10+ years experience in sound effect production and music, he sources the very best sounds for our creators to use. While he typically tunes into true crime podcasts and horror soundtracks, he’s not averse to playing some sad girl pop music through the Uppbeat office speakers.


Sandy Beeson - Copywriter & Content Specialist

Our music-loving copywriter has over a decade of experience creating award-winning video content and writing across multiple platforms. Sandy has worked on everything from international mental health campaigns to Premier League kit launch videos. He loves wasting a few hours in the Babish Culinary Universe on YouTube and stubbornly insists that The Beatles are under-rated.


What goes into the Uppbeat blog? 🤓

We want to give you the best advice for making great content. And while we know a thing or two ourselves, we also put a ton of research into each and every blog post. It’s all part of our commitment to empowering you in becoming the best creator you can be.

So how do we do that? Well first of all, we draw on the unique insights we get from 1.5 million creators using Uppbeat to find their ideal soundtracks. So if we’re telling you which genres are trending, we know what we’re talking about!

But we also commit thousands of hours each year researching the most accurate, up-to-date information to help you on your creator journey. We dive into the depths of YouTube’s small print and road test every creative feature on TikTok to give you completely accurate advice. And crucially, we make it easy to understand too.

We want to help you elevate your content and streamline your creative flow. It’s the mantra that runs through our catalog of high quality copyright-free music too. So if you haven’t already checked Uppbeat out, dive in and discover the best collection of music and sound effects for creators like you!

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