LiveXLive and PodcastOne launches audio competition to find the next big podcast star
PRESS RELEASE · Los Angeles CA, USA ·
LiveXLive Media (NASDAQ: LIVX) (“LiveXLive”), a global platform for live-stream and on-demand audio, video, and podcast/vodcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, and owner of PodcastOne, Slacker Radio, React Presents and Custom Personalization Solutions, announced today the launch of Self Made Podcast Edition, an audio competition to find the next big podcast star for PodcastOne, a leading podcast platform. The competition will be driven by fans and PodcastOne’s panel of judges, as they listen to see who will take the top prize, a podcasting contract with PodcastOne and a total package worth over $100,000 including promotion across the network which features a roster of celebrity podcasters, including Adam Carolla, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Barbara Schroeder, Michael Irvin, and Jordan Harbinger. Self Made Podcast Edition, the latest LiveXLive developed, produced and distributed pop-culture competition franchise, kicks off on August 3, 2021, and is open to amateur podcasters only. The winner of Self Made Podcast Edition will be crowned on September 30, 2021 - International Podcast Day.
Self Made Podcast Edition is looking to blaze a path to stardom for aspirant podcasters. Contestants will go head-to-head as America listens and downloads programs to help decide which shows will move on to compete for the top prize. The selected finalists will have the opportunity to speak with a PodcastOne host one-on-one to learn, grow and prepare themselves for their final challenge. The competition will culminate in a pilot episode to be submitted by each of the five finalists via LaunchpadOne, PodcastOne’s free innovative podcast hosting, distribution, and monetization platform that provides an end-to-end podcast solution, where a winner will then be crowned.
To participate, contestants submit their podcast via PodcastOne’s LaunchpadOne platform at selfmade.launchpadone.com.
“There are so many wonderfully creative and innovative podcasters out there. We’re excited to be able to offer someone the opportunity to make their dreams of becoming a self made podcast host come true,” said Kit Gray, President of PodcastOne.
PodcastOne’s Chief Technology Officer, Jim Ballas, added “LiveXLive’s Flywheel approach partnered with LaunchpadOne’s quest for discovering emerging talent through the Self Made Podcast Edition further expands our Self Made pop-culture competition franchise by tapping into the burgeoning audio industry.”
The Competition Includes:
- OPEN SUBMISSIONS: Podcasters submit their programs. Submissions can be brand new podcasts or existing programs.
- PRELIMINARY DOWNLOAD WINDOW: All submissions compete to get the most plays across their program for the chance to be selected by the judging panel as one of the five finalists.
- MENTOR INTERVIEWS: The five finalists each will have an interview/mentor session with PodcastOne talent that will be recorded and released on the contestant’s LaunchpadOne hosted podcast.
- THE PILOT: Each finalist submits a final episode for a week-long download and judging window. One finalist will be crowned the winner of Self Made Podcast Edition.
Self Made Podcast Edition is the latest pop-culture competition franchise from LiveXLive. The global digital platform recently announced Self Made KO, a boxing competition featuring a fight card headlined by women from social media, music, sports, technology, and fashion, with the winners vying for over $1 million+ in prizes. LiveXLive plans to develop, produce and distribute additional pop-culture competitions franchises ranging from racing, sports, music, and lots more. Each event will bring the best aspects of entertainment together - sports, social media influence, music, lifestyle, and technology, plus NFTs, merch, and VIP meet and greet experiences.
LiveXLive has the first talent-centric platform focused on superfans and building long-term franchises in on-demand audio and video, podcasting, vodcasting, OTT linear channels, pay-per-view, NFTs, and livestreaming. Its model includes multiple monetization paths including subscription, advertising, sponsorship, merchandise sales, licensing, and ticketing. LiveXLive recently raised revenue guidance for its 2022 fiscal year based on strength in its core businesses.
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