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Podcasting Awards Events You Should Know About



With the increase in podcasting popularity comes an ever-growing and enthusiastic audience, eager to acknowledge and honor their favorite podcasters. Whether you’re a podcast creator or loyal listener, here are several of the awards programs and events celebrating podcasters this year:

General Podcasting Awards:

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  • Academy of Podcasters Awards: This event awards winners in 15 categories, with nominations based on a combination of iTunes rankings and input from industry leaders. 2016 finalists will be announced on May 10, and winners will be announced in Chicago on July 6 as part of the Podcast Movement event. (psst…interested in attending Podcast Movement? Enter “blubrry” at checkout for a $40 discount on your registration fee!) The Academy of Podcasters also honors Hall of Fame inductees every year – this year, inductees will include Mignon Fogarty, featured in our recent feature on women podcasters!
  • Podcast Awards: Back for its 11th year with brand-new rules and judging criteria, nominations for the Podcast Awards will be open April 15 – April 30. Finalists are chosen in 20 categories, with winners based on a combination of criteria including total number of nominations, quality of art, website, and show notes, consistency, longevity, and more. The awards ceremony takes place via a live online event that draws around 25,000 viewers.
  • The Webby Awards: The Webby Awards, now coming into its 20th year, offers a radio/podcast sites category that has honored, among others, the websites hosting the podcasts HowStuffWorks and Slate’s GabFest. Nominees for the People’s Voice awards have been announced, and voting is happening now. 

Niche Awards:

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  • Star Wars Podcast Awards: Proving that no niche is too specific to grow into a thriving podcast community, the Star Wars Podcast Awards “celebrates the Force” while celebrating podcasters.
  • The Iris Awards: The Iris Awards are a yearly event honoring content creators in the parenting niche. While previously the conference has mainly recognized parenting bloggers, vloggers and social influencers, this year a “best parenting podcast” category was added, suggesting that podcasting is rapidly expanding its reach into a variety of lifestyle niches.
  • RPG Podcast Awards: With the purpose of recognizing “artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in both gaming podcasts and in the games that inspire such podcasts,” the RPG Podcast Awards announces three nominees in each category in early summer, and announces winners at the the yearly Gen Con event.
  • Parsec Awards: The Parsec Awards honors podcasters in the speculative fiction niche. Nominations are open in 15 categories from now through May 31 for the 11th annual event.

Know of a podcasting awards program that we didn’t mention? Tweet us @blubrry and let us know about it! 

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New Media Expo University: Apply for a Scholarship



We’re going to be at New Media Expo (NMX) Jan. 6-8, and we’d love to see you there, too. So we’re letting our communities know that the NMX organizers are accepting applications for an expenses paid scholarship to New Media Expo, Jan. 6-8, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas.

“The scholarship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to learn and network with the leading minds of online content creation. If you are an aspiring or budding content creator, but you're looking for that kick start in the right direction, this scholarship is for you,” writes Deb Ng dean of students at New Media Expo University and director of community. Organizers have formed New Media Expo Universi

ty (#NMXU) to help the careers of aspiring bloggers, podcasters and Web TV & video professionals. The scholarship will include:

  • Airfare to Las Vegas from any destination in the Continental U.S.
  • Hotel accommodations at The Rio All-Suite Hotel during the event.
  • A three-day pass to New Media Expo.

The winner and runners up will be announced Nov. 8 and will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges, including RawVoice founder and Geek News Central podcaster Todd Cochrane.

Visit New Media Expo University and apply now. Because we want to see you there!

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RawVoice to present latest on podcast developments at BlogWorld NYC



Be a part of it, BlogWorld New York register today! RawVoice will be there and we’re hoping to catch up with you June 5-7 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th St., on the West Side of Manhattan. We’ll have a kiosk in the Podcast Pavilion and will be talking about our latest developments in digital media hosting, advertising, statistics and, of course, the release of PowerPress 4.0.

To top things off in the Big Apple, RawVoice CEO Todd Cochrane will be taking part in two sessions:

The Future of Podcast Distribution & Content Strategies, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, Room 1A15

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  • Understanding of the future direction and trends around podcast and web TV content distribution
  • How Audio and Video Podcast distribution and audience use is diverging based on screen size

The State of Podcasting for 2012, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Thursday, June 7, Room 1A16

  • Learn about where podcasting has been.
  • Learn some very interesting new stats for podcasting, here in 2012.
  • Gain a better understanding about the future of the podcasting industry.

BlogWorld is a social media event that hosts thousands of attendees from more than 50 countries and features more than 200 speakers. It is the only industry-wide event bringing the global community of content creators and publishers together all under one roof. Be there and be square or hip or whatever you want to be. Be a part of it, meet us at BlogWorld New York.

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RawVoice to unveil media on demand service at NAB Show



Life is demanding and, hey, we think that’s great! RawVoice has got precisely what it takes to help content creators meet their audiences’ demands. RawVoice, a pioneer and leader in the digital media industry, will introduce a media on demand service at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas April 9-14! We wanted to give you the heads up, like, now.

The media on demand (MOD/VOD) service will allow content creators, independent film artists, bands, educators and all others who create content to sell their premium content online and through over-the-top (OTT) television. This will give consumers a centralized location to find premium content that is not available through traditional video-on-demand channels. RawVoice MyCast® system will allow consumers to organize and play back on demand all of their purchased media on almost any device at any time.

This service will be introduced through a new channel on the Roku initially, and on its own media portal. Clients will be able to sell their media on a subscription or single play basis. With Roku integration, single click purchases of media will offer the same convenience of standard video on demand service that consumers are accustomed to.

We’ll be demonstrating the media on demand service at NAB and will sign content creators on site. If you can’t make it to NAB, that’s OK. Contact us today if you want to be part of the launch, and we will put you on the list. We’ll have full roll-out of the service in the weeks following the show.

Go ahead! Demand it! At RawVoice, we’re consistently exploring and evolving to meet your ever-changing demands.


Join the adventure! Join the action! Join Team Rawvoice at BlogWorld and New Media Expo!



Yo! We’re coming for you. The whole entire RawVoice team is coming to BlogWorld and New Media Expo Oct. 15-16 in Vegas! We know that you, our community, is psyched to not only see us, but talk to us, touch us and share ideas at our booth in the exhibit hall at Mandalay Bay!!! . . . Oh, what’s that you say? Why should you be excited about hangin’ with lil’ ol’ us? Well lemme tell ya. It’s because we’re totally bad @$$!

That’s right, like, remember when Sly Stallone says, “We are the shadows and the smoke in your eyes?” Oh, yeah. We identify! Cuz we’re the nerdy men/women way below you’re standards that walk up to you in a bar and ask you to dance anyway. Point is, ammunition such as our PowerPress Plugin, which seamlessly extends a WordPress blog to a podcasting engine, and our easy-to-use super stats system, are only a couple of the weapons we’ve got out there for ya as your own personal digital media powerhouse!

“We blow away”  — or at least take a mean slap at — “anything in our way” . . . as in, your way. And when it comes to watching, branding, growing and monetizing digital media, be it our expansion to mobile devices such as iPhone and Android, or set-top boxes such as Roku or Boxee, yeah, things are blowing up!!! … um, quickly expanding in a healthy, productive way.

And, yeah, here’s where you’ll find us:

Get your bad on come see us at BlogWorld and New Media Expo Oct. 15-16 in Las Vegas! Yo, we’re pumping our fists and stoked and excited because we are indeed, ahem, The Dependables! Aka, Team RawVoice! And if this weren’t bad @$$, adventurous and exciting enough for ya, well, we’ll also have drawings for Roku digital media players.

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If you want to view paradise . . . join us at BlogWorld and New Media Expo!



We’ve got our golden tickets! We’ve got a golden twinkle in our eyes! We’ve got our golden tickets to BlogWorld and New Media Expo! Do you? OK, that didn’t rhyme so well, but we know you don’t mind. After all, you are the media makers and you are the dreamer of dreams and we can’t wait to see you at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Oct. 15-16!

Come with us! We’ll open the doors to a magical world swirling with delicious digital media production, promotion and distribution opportunities! We’ve got so much time and so little to show you! Wait, strike that, reverse it.

Truly, if you want to view paradise — and who doesn’t — come with us, let loose your pure imagination and:

  • Indulge or overindulge your wildest digital media fantasies! Frappe 70 percent love of podcasting with 35 percent passion of blogging and 2 percent butterscotch to cook up a beautiful union with RawVoice CIO Angelo Mandato and Creative Manager Brian Yuhnke at the session Blogging and Podcasting Sitting in a Tree … Optimizing a WordPress Site for Your Podcast!
  • We know you want it, you want it all and you want it NOW! And you can have it! Join RawVoice CEO Todd Cochrane in his session, The Triple Play: Streaming, Podcasting and Blogging as a Way to Accelerate Your Show’s Growth and Distribution, to find out what’s in all this everlasting, ever evolving media for YOU!
  • Be transported on TV! With Roku and Boxee, you can be catapulted into the air in millions and millions of pieces and it takes NO time at all to put you back together on TV sets all over the globe AND on mobile devices such as iPhone and Android!
  • Hop onboard! Come find us on the floor in the exhibit hall and we’ll share just where we’re going . . . cuz our excitement keeps on growing and our community pride is showing and there is NO sign of slowing!

We’re clutching our golden tickets to BlogWorld and New Media Expo and counting the hours ‘til we see you there! That’s right, we’re committed to turning you into a Blubrry! . . . er, fan, if you weren’t one already.

Sure, candy is dandy but liquor is quicker and we’ve got some fun plans in the mix. But sorry, no little people with bad hair this time around.;) This year we’re focused on investing in you because, we know full well what happens to men and women who suddenly get the audience growth, monetization and mass media distribution they want . . . They live happily ever after!

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Come see us this Saturday at PodCamp Ohio



WordCamp / PodCamp Ohio is nearly upon us! You can bet we’ll be there this Saturday, June 19, starting at 8:30 a.m. In fact CIO Angelo Mandato is one of the organizers. Look for Angelo and Michael Dell in our booth near the entrance of this fun and exciting daylong event at the Ohio State University Mendenhall Laboratory. And you know what else is great? It’s free! (Though parking at the OSU Union Garage is $3 per exit.)

In addition to the booth time, Angelo will be presenting a session on “Podcasting with WordPress.” 

RawVoice is proud to be a gold sponsor of this entertaining, engaging and enlightening event! We’ll have a few Blubrry T-shirts to give away along with our show notepads.

Chatting it up and sharing ideas with new and old friends are some of our favorite things to do, so we definitely hope to see you there!  Haven’t registered yet? You can do it right now!

Read all about WordCamp / PodCamp Ohio here.


Roku Like a Hurricane!



Exciting news Blubrry Podcasters! Blubrry is proud to announce the launch of the Blubrry Channel on Roku. The channel is live with 200 shows and we’ll be adding more shows throughout the coming weeks as we qualify your podcasts.

The Roku Digital Video Player offers your shows unprecedented exposure — seen and/or heard directly on your audiences’ television sets. Sit back in your Lazy Boy and watch your favorite video podcast or clean the house and listen to your favorite audio podcast directly through the exclusive Blubrry Channel on Roku.

And, trust us, that’s only the start. This year marks an apex in the evolution of alternative distribution capabilities for RawVoice and our family of podcasting sites. Keep an eye out: We plan to launch other alternative distribution applications in the coming weeks and throughout the year.

Are you ready to Roku? We’re thinking yes! Let us know what you think!


Podcamp Toronto iPad Winner Announced!



Congratulations to Alexandra Clark for winning an iPad as part of our sponsorship of Podcamp Toronto. The RawVoice / Blubrry.com team is excited to be able to send Alexandra the latest device to be released by Apple. Alexandra was one of many Podcamp Toronto attendees who talked to our two representatives about Blubrry.com and the exciting opportunities we make available to podcasters within the community.

RawVoice / Blubrry.com is committed to supporting podcamps. Keep an eye out for one of our team members at upcoming podcamps for your chance to win!


Podcamp Toronto 2010 Attendees, Win an iPad Contest!



If you attended PodCamp Toronto 2010 and did not get a chance to talk with Jeff or Angelo for details how to win an iPad, please contact us before this Wednesday, February 24th for details.

We will be drawing a winner Wednesday evening at about 7pm and will announce the winner both on our blog and on our twitter @blubrry stream.

We wanted to thank everyone who attended and helped make  PodCamp Toronto 2010 a success! Both Jeff and Angelo had a wonderful time connecting and learning from everyone this weekend.