5 Steps to get started as a Radio Station on Mixcloud

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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:

https://mixcloud.com/pro

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

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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.

Enjoy!

Mixcloud iOS app Beta

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Do you want to be the first one to access new features on our iOS Mixcloud app?

Our team is working hard to provide you with the best Mixcloud experience on your iOS devices*. If you want to give them your feedback and help them build a better app, join our beta program here: https://www.mixcloud.com/ios_beta/

All you need to do is enter your iTunes email in the box provided and leave the rest to us.

Be one of the few Mixcloud users who will have the opportunity to test our new product.

* Please note you will need to be running iOS8.

Rob Da Bank exclusively on Mixcloud with Earworm

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Rob da Bank, founder of the acclaimed Bestival in the United Kingdom, is launching his new exclusive radio show Earworm on Mixcloud. After twelve years of success on the BBC Radio One, the famous DJ joins Mixcloud to continue his voyage as a DJ and producer.

‘I’m very pleased to be bringing my new monthly show Rob da Bank presents Earworm to Mixcloud…it totally sums up where I’m at musically across my Festivals, Music Supervision, Record label, Soundtracking and DJing around the world. I can’t wait to make it a regular date in your diary…please do turn on, tune in and drift away with me.’

We are psyched to have him on board! Follow his channel to never miss an episode:

https://www.mixcloud.com/RobdaBank/