Mixcloud presents: Online Radio Awards 2015


Mixcloud celebrates online radio around the world with the second edition of the Online Radio Awards.

After the success of last year’s awards, which saw more than 16,000 nominations for radio shows and radio stations, Mixcloud has partnered with the International Radio Festival once again to launch the second edition of the Online Radio Awards.

What is Online Radio?

Online radio is radio that is broadcast over the internet and listened to via computers, phones or tablets.

How do I get involved?

The Online Radio Awards features 11 categories for ‘Best Online Music Show’, 8 categories for ‘Best Online Talk Show’ and 5 categories for ‘Best Online Radio Station’. Voting is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. You can nominate your own show or station, or the shows or stations that you love listening to on the ORA website: www.mixcloud.com/onlineradioawards

If you are nominated to win an award, be sure to ask your fans to vote for you on social media, email and other channels to boost your chances of winning.

If you’re tweeting about the awards, remember to use our hashtags: #ORA15 and/or #MixcloudAwards

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


Advertising for Change

This year Mixcloud is launching a brand new project. We want to do our little bit to make the advertising industry a force for good by uniting brands, agencies, publishers and charities to help make the world a better place.

We’re looking for likeminded partners that can help to shape the project by giving us feedback, brainstorming concepts, partnering on the project or supporting in whatever way they can.

If this sounds like music to your ears, please get in touch for more information. Go here for our contact info.

5 Steps to get started as a Radio Station on Mixcloud


Join the largest community of radio stations online such as KCRW (LA), Absolute Radio (London), Brooklyn Radio (NYC), and reach a new audience online through Mixcloud!

1. Create a profile for your station, and ask your presenters to create their own profiles

Go to http://www.mixcloud.com, click sign up and follow the easy steps. Remember to add a photo and description. Our top profile design tips are here.

2. Connect your social media accounts

This helps make it very easy for your fans to find you everywhere on the web. Your connections will show up in your description area.

Plus – if you connect Twitter, your uploads will be automatically tweeted, and listens + favorites by your listeners will automatically be tweeted containing your Twitter handle. More info here.

3. Start uploading shows 

It’s really easy to upload on Mixcloud, you can add details such as adding an image, title, tags etc. Our advice is to make your uploads look as neat as possible, and use the power of tagging to your advantage – more tips here.

4. Ask your presenters to repost

Repost is a very useful feature for radio stations, allowing users to repost your uploads onto their own profile, meaning more exposure for you and and your content.

A great example is London based NTS Radio: an independent station with dozens of presenters. You can see individual presenters such as Floating Points & Four Tet, the Rough Trade record store, beats maker Kutmah, or record label Erased Tapes reposting their NTS shows onto their own Mixcloud profiles.

5. Promote your profile and embed your shows

To reach the widest audience, you have to remind your fans about your content by sharing it on social media but also by embedding the shows on your own website. Our embeddable player widgets are similar to Youtube videos, and enable your shows to be playable on any webpage. More info here.

Best of all, Mixcloud offers FREE unlimited hosting and covers royalty payments on your behalf.

If you are interested in upgrading to a PRO profile you can find all the details here:


10 Years of Lightning In A Bottle

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Photo credit: Daniel Zetterstrom

Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle, California’s premiere music, arts and camp-out festival, announced the lineup for their 10-year anniversary including international favorites Flume, SBTRKT, Tycho, RL Grime, AlunaGeorge, Odesza, Panda Bear, and Goldroom.

In addition to world-class music, Lightning in a Bottle is also known for its mesmerizing stage designs, stellar performance art and one-of-a-kind art installations alongside opportunities to engage with yoga and dance classes, motivational speakers, and health-conscious workshops.

Tickets are on sale now at Lightning in a Bottle’s website. Hurry up!

#mixtapemonday with Minimal Beat by Jimmy Kaps


The team over Minimal Beat made another brand new mix for #mixtapemonday series. Its sole purpose is to bring good vibes to last for the rest of the week. Enjoy some good tunes* in this third instalment curated by Jimmy Kaps.

The Minimal Beat is Chicago-based music blog. They blog about relevant artists of the day, with no particular genre-specific focus. In addition, The Minimal Beat hosts a weekly 2 hour radio show on WLUW 88.7 FM every Saturday from 2- 4PM CDT, and release music on the imprint TMB Limited.

*the tracks from MOXTHXR and KANEHOLLER are available for purchase on vinyl from TMB Limited record club. Limited copies available.