Mixcloud Announces Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2018 Winners

The winners of The 2018 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards have been announced, with winners including DJ Spinna, Martin Garrix, Bomani Jones, dublab, Griefcast and Stance picking up awards across 29 separate categories.

Along with a fresh new look and direction for the annual event with its fingers on the pulse of the online radio, this year’s Mixcloud Online Radio Awards (MORAs) featured more than double the nominations and votes as last year, in over 29 categories.

Notable winners include:

Sound Spectrum With DJ Spinna -veteran Brooklyn-based producer and winner for Best Online Music Show: Funk/Soul
The Martin Garrix Show – the show from Dutch EDM superstar and winner of Best Online Music Show: EDM/Big Room
The Right Time with Bomani Jones – ESPN journalist and US-based winner of Best Online Talk Show: Sports
dublab – Los Angeles-based winner for Best Online Radio Station: North America, after being nominated every year since 2014
Griefcast – UK-based winner and Listeners’ Choice for Best Online Talk Show: Comedy
Stance – global current affairs show and winner in Best Online Talk Show: Arts & Culture and Best Online Talk Show: Rising Star

Judges for the fifth annual MORAs included Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist), Eugene Kan (MAEKAN), Christian Murphy (Resident Advisor) and the CRACK Magazine team. (Full list here.)

Founded in 2014, the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards are the world’s biggest celebration of the fast-changing landscape of online radio. DJs, radio presenters, Podcasters and stations can nominate themselves for an award, while fans can also nominate their favorite show station or personality to be shortlisted. The 2018 edition of the MORAs also included a brand new Listener’s Choice Award that was open to the public.

“We went into this year’s Mixcloud Online Radio Awards with fresh ideas on how to showcase as much incredible and diverse online radio as possible, and the response was overwhelming,” said Xanthe Fuller, Head of Community for Mixcloud. “Tens of thousands of online radio lovers submitted nominations, and we’re proud to highlight this great slew of winners. Online radio is thriving like never before, and Mixcloud is proud to be at the forefront of it.”

This year’s partners include Chalk & Blade, Crack Magazine, Crooks & Castles UK, Discobelle, Discogs, DJ Mag, Dummy Magazine, EDM.com, gal-dem, Groove Magazine, Hype Machine, MAEKAN, Magnetic Magazine, MISSBISH, Partly Political Broadcast, Resident Advisor, Roland, The Quietus, The Vinyl Factory and Wormfood.

Full list of winners:

Best Online Music Show
Country/Folk/Blues – Dying For Bad Music (Germany)
Rock/Alternative – Dynamite Hemorrhage (US)
Latin/African/Asian – Tash LC, Worldwide FM (UK)
Reggae/Dancehall – Dancehall360 with Robbo Ranx (UK)
Hip-Hop/R&B/Afrobeats – Katbrownsugar, MCR Live (UK)
Ambient/Chillout – Stargazing with TerraHertz (CRO)
Funk/Soul – Sound Spectrum with DJ Spinna (US)
Jazz – The Blueprint with Chris Philips (UK)
Dance/Electronic – edible bEats by Eats Everything (UK)
EDM/Big Room – The Martin Garrix Show (NL)
Bass/Dubstep/Drum ‘n Bass – Noisia Radio (NL)
Eclectic – Chulita Vinyl Club (US)
Pop – Frankie Beats (IRL/Portugal)

Best Online Talk Show
News/Politics – Pantsuit Politics (US)
Science/Technology – The Reality Check (CA)
Business – Mind Your Business with Nicolette Wilson-Clark (UK)
Lifestyle/Health – This Podcast Will Kill You (US)
Education – The History Chicks (US)
Sports – The Right Time with Bomani Jones (US)
Comedy – Griefcast (UK)
Arts & Culture – Stance (UK/US)
Rising Star – Stance (UK/US)

Best Online Radio Station
Europe – Dublin Digital Radio (IRE)
Asia Pacific/Middle East/Africa – Hong Kong Community Radio (HK)
Central/South America – Na Manteiga Radio (Brazil)
North America – dublab (US)
Rising Star – Netil Radio (UK)

Best Online Radio Personality
Glory (Glory Talks on Reprezent Radio, UK)

For full list of winners, and for more information please visit http://www.mora.fm.

Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2016

Mixcloud are pleased to have launch the third edition of the Online Radio Awards celebrating the best in online radio from around the world!

You can nominate yourself or a show, person or station you rate for any of the 4 main categories and the winners are chosen by a public and industry panel.

Nominate a music show here
Nominate a talk show here
Nominate a radio station here
Nominate a radio personality here

Voting closes at Midnight GMT on Sunday 23rd October.

We will award 27 winners across a number of categories and territories. There will also be 4 overall winners for Best Online Music Show, Best Online Talk Show, Best Online Radio Station and Best Online Radio Personality.

The Judges

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Stefan Möller – President of Association Of European Radios
Stefan has worked with radio for over 30 years in several positions including creative, sales, marketing and management. Stefan is now the CEO of trade body RadioMedia in Finland and the president of AER (Association Of European Radios) based in Brussels.

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Tarun Katial – CEO of Reliance Broadcast Network Limited
With an experience of over 20 years in the industry, Mr Tarun Katial has been instrumental in revolutionising the media and entertainment landscape in India. He is credited for creating iconic and clutter breaking content across television and radio.

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Emma Warren – Journalist and Editor
Emma Warren has been writing about music since her friends set up cult dance music magazine Jockey Slut. She has made documentaries about nightclubs for the BBC and was a judge on the Mercury Prize on four occasions. She’s now presenting radio on Worldwide FM.

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DJ Skee – DJ & Dash Radio Founder
Scott DJ Skee Keeney is a world renowned radio DJ, host of Skee TV, and founder of Dash Radio – a curator-led digital broadcast platform that ‘merges the best of terrestrial and internet radio.

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Hugo & Orpheu – RedLight Radio Founders
Founders of Red Light Radio, the online radio station broadcasting from the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District since 2010, and winners of the Best Station award in 2015.

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Matty Karas – REDEF
Matty is a writer, musician and music programmer who used to do things at MTV and now is the curator of MusicREDEF.

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Roger Cutsforth – Managing Director of The Radio Academy
Roger is Managing Director of The Radio Academy, having spent the previous 20 plus years working in Commercial Radio and the Independent Production sectors.

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Timmy Byrne – Owner / Manager Kiss FM, Australia
Timmy Byrne’s DJ career spans some 30 plus years. As owner/manager of Kiss FM – Dance Music Australia, Timmy has an extensive knowledge of both the Australian and International dance music culture.

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Georgia Taglietti – Working for Advanced Music / Sonar from 1995
As the Communications & Digital Director she develops and implements the brand message across all communication channels specially on the social networks and international level as well as developing an effective PR & marketing strategy.

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Julien Mourlon – Founder of LDBK radio
One of the earliest mixcloud users, Julien is now digital manager for Bel RTL and Radio Contact, market leading french speaking Belgian radio stations.

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Xanthe Fuller – Head of Community at Mixcloud
Before joining the team Xanthe worked as a Radio Producer at BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6Music and Radio 2 producing the likes of Pete Tong, Mary Anne Hobbs and Rob da Bank. Her love and knowledge of radio runs deep.

FAQ

How do you define online radio?
Radio that is made available over the Internet, typically accessible globally over multiple devices – from laptop to smartphone, IP connected radio to connected TV and beyond. For the purposes of these Awards, online radio shows and stations are those whose predominant means of distribution is via the Internet.

How do I get involved?

If you have a radio show or radio station, you can nominate yourself and get your fans/listeners to nominate you. We encourage you to do both!
If you are a listener, get involved by nominating the shows and stations you love.
You can nominate a music show by clicking here a talk show by clicking here a station by clicking here or or a radio personality by clicking here.

What are the eligibility criteria to enter?

The focus of these awards is on independent shows and stations whose primary means of distribution is via the Internet.
For example if you are an independent station with a local broadcast as well as an online presence, you are eligible. However if you are a large commercial station with millions of terrestrial listeners and a supplementary online presence, you are not eligible.
For radio shows, if you have an independent show that is available online and syndicated to terrestrial radio stations, you are eligible. However if your show is primarily produced for terrestrial broadcast, you are not eligible.
Our panel of expert judges will discuss the nominations and decide the eventual winners.

How many times can I vote?
You can vote for as multiple shows and stations in as many categories as you want. However do not vote for the same show or station more than once – we will be able to tell from the results and remove any spam voters.

How will it be judged and what are the important dates?
There are 2 steps that will determine the eventual winner.
Public Vote: deadline at 23:59 GMT 23 October 2016
Industry Panel Vote: Winner announced after 28 October 2016

Prizes
The 12 category winners for Best Online Music Show, the 8 category winners for Best Online Talk Show, the 5 category winners for Best Online Radio Station Station and the 2 winners for the Best Online Radio Personality will win acknowledgement and promotion online through the awards as well as the love, admiration and respect of their peers.

Terms and conditions
You can view the full terms and conditions here

Past Winners
Discover the past winners from 2015, and from 2014.

Mixcloud Revamps Mobile Apps

Mixcloud turns 7 years old this week! And to celebrate, we’ve grown up and gone native, so to speak.

We’ve listened to all your feedback and have rebuilt the Mixcloud apps on iOS and Android to be harder, better, faster, stronger.

The Mixcloud app now features a brand new user interface, playlist support, sharing of profiles, blocking users, spam reporting and of course full support for iOS10*.

We’ve completely ripped up both apps and rebuilt them from the bottom up to be fully native which means they load faster, audio plays more instantly and they’re more responsive.

Download the iOS version here

Download the Android version here

* Mixcloud is fully compatible with Apple EarPods

Mixcloud Masters: Nicole Moudaber

This is where we celebrate the Mixcloud Masters, the most dedicated and successful curators on Mixcloud.

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Nicole Moudaber is an event promoter, record label founder, radio host, and one of the most passionately followed DJ/producers in the world. She uploads her In The MOOD radio show to Mixcloud weekly and is fast becoming one of our most popular curators.

Here’s what she had to say about Mixcloud and her shows: Continue reading Mixcloud Masters: Nicole Moudaber