The Queens of Hip-Hop Winner


QOHH_2ndAug14_OnlineEarlier this month we presented the final showdown for The Doctors Orders‘ The Queen of Hip-Hop competition.

After a long and vigorous judging process Ivy Feed has come out on top and will play at The Book Club in Shoreditch on the 2nd August 2014. You can catch her winning entry below which contains “current and golden-era cuts along with some British bangers”. If that takes your fancy make sure you catch her alongside Sarah Love from the BBC and MTV, Clara Amfo of BBC 1XTRA and Janeen Beanz from The Fun House TV. More details about the night here.

The Doctor’s Orders – Queens of Hip-Hop by Ivy Feed on Mixcloud

Tips Series: Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2014

Vote

If you spend days on-end creating content for your radio show or station then you want to get your voice heard in the best possible way. Follow these tips to boost your chances of winning the coveted ‘Best Online Radio Show‘ or ‘Best Online Radio Station‘ 2014.

Share over social media

It seems so easy and it really is. Social Media can have a tremendous effect on getting your Show or Station voted by a lot of people. Just follow these steps and you’re away!

  1. Use the ‘Vote For Me image above – people like images, they’re plain, simple and to-the-point.
  2. Use the hashtag #MixcloudAwards – more people than you think check the hashtag over social media so you’ve got more of a chance to be seen!
  3. Use this shortlink to the awards page: http://bit.ly/VJpvYG
  4. Use as many Social Media sites as possible to spread the word – Stumbleupon, Tumblr, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest.

Remember, you can still vote for your favourite Online Radio Show or Station HERE.

For more information visit our awards page HERE.

GOOD LUCK!

 

Digital DJ Tips on uploading DJ mixes

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The team over at Digital DJ Tips have always impressed us with their knowledge and understanding of the DJ landscape. They recently wrote an informative post about uploading DJ mixes and radio shows/Podcasts to the Internet and the challenges with some platforms due to copyright and take downs.

Their conclusion is a pretty clear, 100% recommendation to use Mixcloud for DJ/radio content since our platform is built with this audience in mind:

“As ever, we recommend services like Mixcloud. Mixcloud may look similar, but it operates on a different type of licence. One of the stipulations of Mixcloud’s licence is that mixes on the service aren’t downloadable”

“Me? It has to be Mixcloud – worry removed from your shoulders and your mixes safely available on a smart, stable platform.”

So if you’re looking for a trusted place to upload DJ mixes and music radio shows to the web, you know where to come!

Mixcloud & IRF Online Radio Awards 2014

 

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We’re proud to present our newest project that celebrates online radio around the world: Mixcloud Online Radio Awards

We thought it’s about time you guys are accredited for all the hard work that goes into producing an Online Radio Show or Station so we’ve launched our very first Online Radio Awards 2014 in partnership with International Radio Festival.

What is Online Radio?

It’s radio that is made readily available over the internet and can be accessed on any type of device be it laptop, phone or tablet – basically anything that can be connected to the internet.

How do I get involved?

We’ve got 10 categories for ‘Best Online Radio Show’ and 5 categories for ‘Best Online Radio Station’ so we can guarantee that there is something in there for you! Voting is open to anyone, anywhere in the world and you can vote for your favourite Online Show or Station by filling out this simple form HERE.

If you’re looking to win the award of ‘Best Online Radio Show’ or ‘Best Online Radio Station’ then get sharing over social media to boost your chances!

Remember if you’re tweeting about the awards use: #MixcloudAwards

For more information visit our Mixcloud Online Radio Awards website HERE and help us spread the word.

GOOD LUCK!  Written by Shivam Sukha

 

Mixcloud Tips Series #1: How to Create an Awesome Profile in 4 Steps

Mixcloud Tips

1. Photo

Aim for a bold yet simple image and don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be high resolution – we’ll do all the compression for you. The image should be an expression of your identity whether you’re an individual or a brand.

2. Description

Keep it short and snappy. Describe what you’re all about but don’t forget to include all your other blogs, websites or any channel you want people to browse.

3. Connections

Connections, it’s all about connections. We’re sure you already know that so we’ve got Social Media Integration right at hand to help maximise your reach. That’s not all, whenever someone that is connected on Twitter ‘favourites’ one of your Cloudcasts, your Twitter ID will automatically be mentioned. If you’ve also got Facebook connected to Mixcloud, your new upload will be automatically posted.

4. Mix artwork

When people visit your profile, they’ll see the images to your uploads. If you’re running a Mix Series, aim to reach a trend; you don’t have to but it makes things look a tad more professional and smooth. Check out our #ProfileOftheWeek hashtag on social media to find our good looking profile picks.

Written by Shivam Sukha