7 reasons why you should enter the 2018 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards

Submissions are now open until 26 April. Don’t miss out!

1. Entry is free.

Entering the awards won’t cost you a penny. It’s our mission is to celebrate the very best independent online radio all over the world, and we want to provide an essential platform for presenters, DJs, stations and Podcasters.

The Mixcloud Online Radio Awards has always been a community-focused awards and we want it to stay that way. We make it as fair as possible for everyone in the online radio community, from bedroom radio presenters to established radio stations.

2. You can nominate a show, station or personality that is not already available on Mixcloud.

We launched the awards back in 2014 because we want to see online radio thrive. Therefore it doesn’t matter where you host your radio show, you will still be eligible to enter the awards if your show or station isn’t already available on Mixcloud (see our FAQ for more information about eligibility).

Although, if you happen to be interested in joining millions of other creators and getting your shows heard by listeners all over the world, then we encourage you to sign up and start using Mixcloud today!

Mixcloud Online Radio Awards

3. If you’re shortlisted, your listeners will get the chance to vote for you in the Listener’s Choice Award.

Along with the new look-and-feel for the 2018 awards, we’re also introducing a brand new Listener’s Choice Award, which will be open to the public.

This award will be separate to the individual category winners, which are chosen by a panel of judges, and will go to the finalists who receive the most number of public votes. Voting for the Listener’s Choice Award will begin when the shortlists are announced, so stay tuned.

4. You will be recognised by some of the finest names and organisations in music and radio.

We’re teaming up with more amazing partners than ever before for the 2018 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards. From cutting-edge magazines to leading manufacturers, these organisations will be helping to raise awareness about the awards, as well as judging the categories. This is a huge opportunity to get your nomination in front of some really influential people.

2018’s partners include Chalk & Blade, Crack Magazine, Crooks & Castles UK, Discobelle, Discogs, DJ Mag, Dummy Magazine, EDM.com, gal-dem, Groove Magazine, Hype Machine, London’s Live Comedy, MAEKAN, Magnetic Magazine, MISSBISH, Resident Advisor, Roland, The Quietus, The Vinyl Factory and Wormfood.

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2017 winner Snoochie Shy

5. It will take you less than 2 minutes to submit a nomination.

We’ve made it as simple as possible to submit a nomination. You’ll find links to the entry forms at the bottom of our website mora.fm. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via our support form.

6. There are 29 categories to choose from.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which category you want to enter. The 29 categories are split into four groups: Best Online Music Show, Best Online Talk Show, Best Online Radio Personality and Best Online Radio Station.

Tip: think carefully about which category you enter. The more relevant the category, the more likely your nomination will be picked as a finalist for the shortlists.

7. You can also nominate your favorite shows, stations and radio personalities.

Community really matters when it comes to online radio. That’s why not only can you nominate your own shows, but you can also nominate the shows, stations and radio personalities you love. The amount of nominations you receive will be taken into consideration when producing the shortlists, so we encourage you to ask your fans to nominate you for an award!

Submit your nomination now at mora.fm

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.


Tips Series: Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2014


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.



Mixcloud & IRF Online Radio Awards 2014



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 at the UK Student Radio Awards


Here at Mixcloud we were very excited to be invited to the UK Student Radio Awards which took place on the 11th of November at Indig02 London; showcasing some amazing fresh new talent.

It was great to see the students getting recognition for the fantastic work they do! The event was very well produced with some of radio’s top industry players both hosting and in attendance. Bigup to Tim Westwood for the biggest laugh of the night and to the PPL for kindly inviting Mixcloud to attend.

Mixcloud would like to give a massive shout out to all the nominees and winners, for such great achievements. In particular:

Polished Music on 1449AM URB – Best Specialist Music Programming (GOLD)

CSR 97.4 FM – Best Student Station (NOMINEE)

The Soundclash (Sam Moir) on Forge Radio – Best Specialist Music Programming (NOMINEE)

Yasser RanjhaLSRfm.com – Best Male Presenter (SILVER) and the station was also nominated for Best Student Station.

Flamenco FeetRaW 1251am – Best Speech Programming (GOLD) AND Best Speech Programming (BRONZE) (for ‘Shapes’)

Sarah Thompson of Roundhouse Radio – Best Female Presenter (BRONZE)

1UPSmoke Radio – Best Speech Programming (NOMINEE)

Coco..Electro of URY – Best Female Presenter (NOMINEE)

Here is a little selection of some of the talent…

Also, a special shout out to Rare FM – they’ve been quite busy on Mixcloud of late, check out their series of Occupation Cloducasts here.

Techcrunch Europas 2010 Nomination

TC Europas

For the second year running, Mixcloud is proud to have been nominated in the Best Music Startup category for the TechCrunch Europas Awards 2010.

We’re honored to be nominated alongside some other great new Music companies and startups this year and we’d really appreciate your support in voting for Mixcloud here.

The awards will be announced on November the 19th, in London and the results will be influence by a subsequent voting round from The Europas Advisory Board of experts, chaired by TechCrunch Europe.

We’ll be sure to let you know if we win!

Mixcloud – TechCrunch "Crunchies" Award Nominations

The Mixcloud team are excited to be considered for some prestigious Internet industry awards at the TechCrunch Crunchies 2009

We are potential nominees for the categories for “Best Bootstrapped Startup” and “Best Design”.

The deadline for nominations is this Friday the 4th December, so please click here to nominate us now (no email or sign-up required) and please help us spread the word to your friends and family.

Thanks again for your continued support and of course we’ll let you know how the awards go!

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