Asia Podcast Summit and Asia Podcast Awards launched
PRESS RELEASE — August 30, 2019
Singapore—MeaVox Live, Singapore’s leader in podcast education and consulting kickstarts Asia’s podcast movement by hosting Asia’s inaugural podcast summit from November 8-10. This is a virtual conference designed to share podcast experience within the industry.
Alongside the conference will be the first ever Asia Podcast Award to honour trailblazers in podcasting and independent content creation. Podcasters from Asia can nominate their podcasts for submission, from now until September 15. The nominated podcasts from 7 categories will be shortlisted for public voting. Among the coveted titles will be Best Business Podcast, Best Technology Podcast, Best Entertainment Podcast and Best Education Podcast.
Podcast fans are invited to vote for their favourite Asia-based podcasts, in any language.
Winners, chosen from a combination of invited judges from the podcasting industry and public voting, will be announced live at the Asia Podcast Awards ceremony on 8 November in Singapore, venue to be announced later.
Ms Ling Ling Tai, co-founder of MeaVox Live says, “The time is right for the podcasting industry to take off in Asia. By bringing together the best in Asian podcasting in one virtual conference, we want to learn from their expertise and further take Asian Podcasting to the next level.”
The Asia Podcast Submit is organised by podcasters for Asia-based content creators. Participants will be able to learn from a series of pre-recorded videos with additional content released on 9 & 10 November for a limited time. Among the companies and seasoned podcasters participating are podcast platform Castbox’s Renee Wang and Inside China Tech’s Zen Soo and Chua Kong Ho. Videos will cover topics like Podcast recording setup for every budget and Future of podcasting in Asia. The submit will have something for every kind of podcasters out there, from absolute beginners to advanced creators. There will also be Q & A sessions and breakout LIVE sessions that podcasters can attend from the comfort of their home or studio.
“The summit will be rich in podcast knowhow so that the podcast industry in Asia will grow in skill and, hopefully it will lead to collaborations and better content within the industry,” adds Ling Tai.
2019 has shaped up to a big year for podcasting. With the $300 acquisition of Gimlet Media and Anchor by Spotify, the simple concept of streaming audio content on demand on any device over the internet is finally gaining mainstream worldwide. The total ad revenue grew to $600 million in 2018, attracting advertisers and technology companies like Google, Castbox and Stitcher who are in the business of hosting and distribution podcasts. The next stage of growth will come from the audience who have never listened to a podcast before, such as 65% of the global audience, from mobile savvy countries such as China and India.
Ms Raven Lim, co-founder of MeaVox Live says, “The Asia podcast community may be small but is actively growing at the moment, ranging from broadcasters to independent creators. We want to bring public awareness to this diversity and encourage more people to listen and create their own podcasts.”
For more information about the Asia Podcast Summit, please visit asiapodcastsummit.com. Nominate and vote for your favourite podcast show at asiapodcastawards.com.
ABOUT MEAVOX LIVE
MeaVox Live is a Singapore-based podcast education and consulting company. We are a start-up with a mission to grow the podcast industry in Asia. We believe in helping others to speak up and share their stories, causes, wisdom, expertise and voices through podcasts. With a greater diversity in the podcast space, we hope to bring greater wisdom, compassion and peace to humanity.
What kinds of topics in podcasting will the summit be covering?
The topics are broad, ranging from branding yourself via podcasting to production techniques, building a narrative podcast and vocal techniques for podcasters.
What do I need to do to participate in the summit? Do I need to log on at a certain time?
To participate in the summit, interested persons can register via e-mail at https://asiapodcastsummit.com/.
From there, the team will send an e-mail with an invite to the live event closer to the proposed date. Throughout the event, the team will email attendees with reminders of upcoming speakers.
What is the format of the topics? What is the duration?
Each speaker will speak up to 30 minutes with a QnA session at the end. The format varies, either as a presentation, in interview format and/or more.
Who are some of your speakers?
Dave Visaya, a podcast consultant, producer at Podcast Engineers with over 7 years’ experience and host of The Big Picture Philippines Show.
Kuti Biazid, a Malaysian skilled voice practitioner with 30 years’ experience as a voiceover artist, having narrated thousands of audio work for TV, radio commercials, documentaries and other formats. She is the Founder and Principal Trainer of Vocapedia, and conducts 1-on-1 personalised voice and speech coaching for work and personal development.
Nikolaj Groenewag, an entrepreneur, AI engineer and podcaster. He’s the co-founder of Cryptogenes, a market research company focused on emerging trends in Fintech. His podcast French Tech Asia Pacific explores and promotes the French entrepreneurial ecosystem of Asia Pacific.
How do I nominate a podcast? What are the criteria? What are the categories?
Nominations for a podcast can be done via https://asiapodcastawards.com/ through a Google Form.
To be eligible for the awards, your podcast show needs to have published at least 10 episodes, is currently active, and is produced in Asia. The categories are as follows: Business, Education, Entertainment, and Technology.
How are winners chosen for the awards?
There will be a group of chosen judges who evaluate the nominated podcasts in terms of production quality, creativity and content. The podcasts with the highest scores will then be considered for their respective category, as well as the 'Best Podcast’ Award through further evaluation.
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