We’re happy to announce a brand new subscription package, welcome to Mixcloud PRO.
Upgrading to the new PRO account will give DJs and radio presenters access to a sophisticated analytics dashboard showing a breakdown of their audience size, source and location.
Advanced publishing tools unlocked include comment control and scheduled uploads, whilst the new “engagement graphs” reveal to content creators for the first time where their listeners are dropping off.
Sign up to Mixcloud PRO HERE.
Here at Mixcloud, we love a good old success story and LaidBack Radio (LDBK) come with one of the most inspiring…
In 2009, LDBK explored the internet in search of the right platform to legally host their radio shows, mixes and podcasts. Thankfully, they called Mixcloud their home and five years on, their profile has grown from zero to over 100,000 followers and nearly 4,000,000 plays!
A collection of over 550 mixes, some of which are curated by special guest DJ’s have helped sprout LDBK into one of the most forward-thinking, experimental and evolving brands in online radio. As cliched as this may sound, LDBK have only reached the stage they are at by hard work, dedication but more importantly, a passion for radio which is ever present in each and every one of their shows.
We want to congratulate LDBK Radio on their successful five years at Mixcloud. Here’s to the next five!
Be sure to include the Twitter handles of any partners involved. Use Bitly links to help monitor traffic – it’s a very useful analytics tool.
We suggest you make use of adding a compelling image with links. Ideally, use the Cloudcast URL to drive plays to your upload with just one click!
We recommend formatting your posts with an image, short description and an embedded Cloudcast – it looks really good on the Dashboard. Tags, don’t forget about the Tags. They’re a wonderful way for people to discover your posts – the right Tags will drive traffic to your Tumblr (always use the #Mixcloud tag along with #Music #DJ #Mix #Cloudcast).
You know you can embed your Cloudcast to WordPress? We’ve got a neat little Cloudcast Widget you can embed into any of your posts. Simply go to the desired Cloudcast, go to ‘Share’ and then click on the ‘WordPress’ button and use the ‘WordPress Short Code’ – simple as that! More info here.
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- We’re excited to announce that you can now Repost on Mixcloud, opening up new possibilities for discovery and sharing.
If you’re listening to a particularly good mix, Podcast or radio show, click Repost to share it to your Profile Stream and your friends and followers’ Feeds – it’s like curating your own radio station!
- Got a friend who always seems to find great new music? Follow them and other tastemakers to discover great new Cloudcasts for your listening pleasure.
- Are you a DJ or presenter with a radio show or guest mixes on other Profiles? Now you can gather all of your content in one place and your fans can Repost your uploads to help you reach new listeners.
Clicking Repost on any piece of content will make it appear at the top of your stream. Don’t worry if you change your mind – you can remove a Repost at any time.
- Spread your content to a whole new audience
- Combine your content from multiple profiles
- Connect with similar Mixclouders and support each other
- Become an expert curator and grow your audience
Repost is available today on the desktop website, mobile website, native apps and the widgets. Try it out now!
As an annual commitment to support charities, good causes and music initiatives, Resident Advisor have organised a 300 mile cycle ride from London to this years Amsterdam Dance Event on October 12th and our very own Nikhil Shah will be joining the Resident Advisor crew in a bid to raise €100,000 for charity.
Every single penny will be donated to Bridges For Music – a charity organisation that creates the opportunity for children in the townships of South Africa to be a part of a world that we love so much, and to create a self-sustaining legacy that will facilitate opportunities for future generations.
Resident Advisor will be covering all the logistical costs associated to make sure that 100% of every donation goes towards building the Langa Township Music School in Cape Town.
We’ve set up our own Mixcloud fundraising page so we’re asking our community of beloved music followers to give generously and to help build a sustainable music future for those with underprivileged backgrounds.
Click HERE to donate
Six weeks ago, Mixcloud and the International Radio Festival launched the inaugural Online Radio Awards 2014 with the objective of recognising outstanding curatorship, production and creative talent within the online radio industry.
Over 20,000 votes have been registered representing Online Radio Shows and Stations from all over the world. 60 Radio Shows and 25 Radio Stations were shortlisted and passed on to a panel of industry judges.
It’s finally been whittled down to two winners (drum rolls please)…
Best Online Radio Show 2014: Solid Steel Radio Show
Best Online Radio Station 2014: NTS Radio
The Solid Steel crew got in touch saying: “Coldcut and the crew are very chuffed to be recognised by Mixcloud with these 2 Awards for our online radio show Solid Steel. Mixcloud is a model of how streaming mixes can work for not just DJs but artists and labels too…nuff respect“
NTS Radio have also said a “massive thanks to everyone involved – especially the listeners and the Dj’s, who make the station what it is”.
Winners of each category:
Online Radio Show:
Best Dance Show: Carl Cox
Best Electronica Show: Solid Steel Radio
Best Funk & Soul Show: Wah Wah 45s
Best Hip-Hop Show: Prince Paul
Best Indie/Alternative Show: Blues Kitchen Radio
Best Jazz Show: Ronnie Scotts
Best Mix Series: Oki-Ni and Resident Advisor
Best Pop Show: The Selector – Runner up of Best Online Radio Show 2014
Best Talk Show: All Things Considered
Best World Show: Gilles Peterson Worldwide
Online Radio Station:
Best Asia/Pacific Station: Base FM
Best EMEA Station: RBMA Radio
Best North American Station: Brooklyn Radio – Runner up of Best Online Radio Station 2014
Best South American Station: Radio Cómeme
Best UK Station: NTS Radio
To see the full shortlist, visit our Online Radio Awards website HERE.
Since being established in 1994, Cafe Mambo have firmly established themselves as one of the most important clubbing experiences Ibiza has to offer. The iconic venue regularly hosts DJ’s of the caliber of Paul Oakenfold, Groove Armada and Faithless – they also won the prestigious Best Bar in Ibiza Award for the second time in 2007.
Besides the lineups they stage, Café Mambo are just as renowned for their sunset sessions; taking the beach-clubbing experience to another level with their eclectic musical choices.
Check out our competition here for your chance to play a sunset gig at Café Mambo, as well as being considered for upcoming Resident DJ openings at the venue and affiliated bars.
The votes are in!
The Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2014 are coming to an end – we’ve had almost 20K votes!
Competition in our first year has been strong with the likes of Defected Radio, Soulection, FACT Magazine, Resident Advisor and the Ministry of Sound competing for the title of ‘Best Online Radio Show’
RBMA, Pioneer DJ Radio, Coca Cola FM and NTS are amongst those in contention for the ‘Best Online Radio Station’. To see the full list of nominees click HERE.
Nominees are currently in the hands of our panel of industry judges with the Godfather of Radio Tony Prince, Phil Catchpole (British Council), Paul Noble (Monocle 24) and Karen Pearson (Folded Wing) amongst others carefully selecting the eventual winners.
Winners will be announced on the 12th August 2014
Dilated Peoples are an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. Ahead of the release of their fifth studio album ‘Directors of Photography‘ on the 12th August 2014, Brooklyn Radio have put together a ‘100%’ non-stop mixtape of exclusive material by the trio.
Compiled and mixed by DJ Stikmand, the 100% series has in the past focussed its attention to the likes of Mobb Deep, DJ Premier and Method Man. Consistently on-point, Brooklyn Radio have found a niche of keeping the old school hip-hop heads entertained whilst remaining fresh by exposing new and underground talent. If you’re into hip-hop we recommend you check these guys out!