British Podcast Awards launch a £50,000 funding scheme
October 7, 2019 · 2.8 minutes to read
The British Podcast Awards has today launched a £50,000 funding scheme that offers financial support to podcasters to enhance their shows called The BPA Fund. Starting with partner Wellcome, The Pulse Award will award podcasts with grants of up to £5,000 to make health-focused features, episodes and short series that engages listeners in science and health research. You’ve until November 17 to apply.
Ireland has a new podcast network for indie podcasters. The Warren calls itself “a new network of the most remarkable and innovative podcasts in Ireland”, founded by Julien Clancy, Liam Geraghty and Colette Kinsella.
Podcast publisher Audioboom has published its financial results for Q3 2019. Revenue was $5.7m for the quarter (up 86%); the company has 45% more advertisers year-on-year; and it’s earning $27 CPM.
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Acast is working with Comic Relief, a UK charity, to promote its work using dynamic advertising within Acast’s podcasts.
A Forbes blogger highlights Tink, a podcast publicity agency for non-fiction writers. (via PodMov Daily)
Tickets are sold out to She Podcasts Live (October 11-13 in Atlanta GA). You can grab a virtual pass for videos though.
Peru: an event, Podcast: una herramienta cultural y empresarial, in Lima on October 18 (free). (via VíaPodcast)
Canada: the Vancouver Podcast Festival returns, November 7-10.
“Christianity is one of the most popular and fastest growing podcast categories, but happens to be the least represented at mainstream conferences,” say the organisers of the Spark Christian Podcast Conference. They’re working on a Kickstarter campaign to fund a conference in Houston TX, USA.
The ABC’s Kellie Riordan shares this from OzPod: their favourite podcast pitch ever. We’re unclear why they’ve not made it.
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