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Instructions and Requirements For Free Tracks

Before proceeding with the upload of your Free Tracks, kindly ensure that they adhere to Insight Timer's Guidelines for Teachers.

What Are Free Tracks

Free Tracks are audio tracks that include guided meditations, music tracks, talks, podcasts, or poems. They are available to all Insight Timer users for free, meaning there's no need to subscribe to listen to them.

By publishing Free Tracks, you contribute to Insight Timer's free library of 190,000+ tracks and help make meditation and well-being accessible to more people. Maintaining a diverse collection of free content is also important to attract more people to our growing community, increasing the reach and visibility of your offerings.

To provide a seamless meditation experience and to leverage the acceptance and ratings of your content, good audio quality is required for Free Tracks, along with other criteria detailed in our Best Practices for Content. Here's an example of a Free Track that meets all the requirements: Tuning Into The Frequency Of Abundance by Darius Bashar.

Free Tracks are subject to donations and revenue from subscriptions. For more information on how teachers can earn revenue, check out this article.

What is the difference between a Free and a Premium Track?

While Free Tracks are accessible to all users on the platform, Premium Tracks are exclusively available to MemberPlus subscribers. Both types of content require good audio quality, but Premium Tracks demand studio-level sound. Additionally, Premium Tracks weigh more significantly in the revenue split compared to Free Tracks.

Learn more about the difference between Free and Premium Tracks.

Is there a minimum number of tracks I can upload?

There is no minimum. The more frequently you share content with our community, the better. 

Can I upload the same track in different Publisher accounts?

No, the same track cannot be published under more than one Publisher account. This would be considered duplication, which is not allowed on Insight Timer.

Can I upload the lessons of my active Course as Free or Premium Tracks?

No, you can only publish the audio lessons collectively as a Course or individually as Free or Premium tracks. You can't have the same audio published twice on the platform. Please reach out to publishers@insight.co if you would like to publish your Course lessons as Free or Premium Tracks so we can assist you in unpublishing your course. 

How can I upload Free Tracks?

To upload Free Tracks, go to the 'Tracks' tab in your Teacher Dashboard. Click on 'Create a track' and provide all the necessary information.

Step 1: Details

Fill out the necessary information, considering our Guidelines For Teachers and the following instructions. You can also refer to our Best Practices For Content.


Please, use capitalization for the first letter of each word, and make titles succinct and clear. Avoid redundancy, such as repeating "guided meditation" or including your name in the title. For instance, use titles like "Anxiety Relief" or "Managing Anxiety" instead of "Guided Meditation for Anxiety by Joseph Woods."


Please write your descriptions in paragraph form, cohesively, in proper sentence cases, without special characters or emojis. Do not add links, contact information, social media profiles, or any type of promotional content. Make your description at least 200 characters and 1000 characters at most. The more information you put in the description, the better your track's discoverability becomes. Please also credit contributors, collaborators, and/or influences in the description by mentioning their full names.


Audio files must be in mp3 format. It is worth taking the time to make your recording sound as good as possible. Remember that people will be meditating, so any sound in the background or microphone interference can cause immediate distraction. We have compiled a list of recording tips to help you record the best quality meditations at home.


This is a 30-second preview that will showcase the most memorable part of your track and will be accessible to everyone. It may help users decide whether to listen to the full track or not. This, in turn, will assist teachers in increasing their chances of generating income from their published tracks. For a better listening experience, unless it's a music track, please ensure that your voice starts right from the beginning. Make sure there is no pause, silence, or only background music at the start of the audio snippet. 


The image you select for your track plays an essential role in attracting users' attention. Please make sure your selected images meet our Image Requirements.

Step 2: Copyright

Make certain that you own the copyright to the content, audio, image, and music (including background music) shared in your track, or that it is royalty-free and in the public domain. We take issues with copyright very seriously. Before you upload anything onto the app, please read this article.

Step 3: Categorize

Be sure to categorize your content properly. It will boost discoverability and ensure your track is recommended to the right audience, primed to listen to it and to like it.

Credentials and Qualifications
Before recording a track, please make sure that you have the relevant qualifications, accreditations, or expertise, where applicable to support the topic that you will be covering.

Please note that proof of accreditation will be mandatory if you select a specialized category, and/or use trademarked practices or terms, such as, but not limited to, Neuroscience, Psychology, MBSR, ACT, the Wim Hof Method, Transcendental Meditation, ACIM, Max Meditation System, Goenka, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Alan Watts, SOMA meditation, Carl Jung, José Silva (Silva Method), OSHO, or similar disciplines.

Step 4: Review

Have a final look at your Free Track's details, and choose if you would like to schedule it or to have it published right after approval.

Click 'Submit' to send your track for review.

We reserve the right to reject any track that does not meet any of the above requirements. As a teacher, you can edit or remove your material at any time. Please make sure to regularly check your inbox, including your spam and junk folders for email notifications about your track submissions. If you need further assistance, please contact publishers@insight.co for support. 

If you see something that you think may violate our guidelines, please help us by letting us know here.

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