We may be freezing in Boston, but we weren’t too cold to dig up some great tips, opportunities, and events below — like how to get onto REMIX Radio.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for our Zeitfunk results. We’ll be awarding the most licensed pieces, producers, and stations of 2010, plus sharing useful stats including what pieces sell the best.
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Our next free quarterly webinar, PRX 101 for Producers, is Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. EST. We’ll teach you all the essentials, like how to get noticed on PRX. Sign up.
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We recently updated our page about what you can’t say on the radio. Get all the juicy details and see what’s been x-ed out in this graphic.
Coming this spring, you’ll be able to embed your PRX pieces in your blog or website. We’ll also give you a short, tweetable URL every time you publish a piece.
New Listen: Reality Radio
Spend an hour with Ira Glass, The Kitchen Sisters, and Jay Allison in this special recorded by AIR at a live event in Boston last fall. Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound peels back the curtain on how these producers learned to make amazing radio. Plus, hear some of their favorite pieces.
Take a Stand for Public Media
170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting is a grassroots effort against potential public media funding cuts. Learn more about the movement and sign up to get notified about congressional moves and the actions you can take.
REMIX Radio is our 24/7 showcase of pieces from PRX, and can be heard around the world on XM 136 and remixradio.org, plus on KPBZ 90.3 in Spokane. Check out our new page about how to get your work on REMIX.
Congrats to producer Eric Molinsky, whose Star Trek Generations is the 1,000th piece to appear on REMIX!
New Outside Purchaser
The Story with Dick Gordon is a national program that airs daily on some 100 stations, and they’re now buying pieces on PRX.
They’re interested in first-person storytelling: narrative and non-narrative, short and long — ideally stories that have not aired extensively. Got something? Send your piece links to Katie Davis.
To make sure The Story can buy your pieces, log into PRX, head to My PRX > Outside Purchaser Preferences, and opt-in.
New Project of Youth Media International
Turnstyle is an online info service powered by creative young adults (18-34). Take a look at their website and their pieces on PRX.
They welcome multimedia submissions including slideshows, audio features, short-form videos, commentary, and print articles with accompanying photos. Let them know what you have.
Integrated Media Conference (IMA) & SXSW
Say hi to PRXers in Austin March 10-15 and catch our IMA panels: Beyond the Stream: Mobile Apps That Matter and Going Mobile Without Going Crazy… or Broke. Plus, Our Media: Building An API For Public Media at SXSW.
The Listening Institute
Brings producers from across the globe to Durham, NC March 17-20 for three days of listening and learning with documentaries submitted by the participants.
National Conference for Media Reform
The fifth annual conference devoted to media, technology and democracy is in Boston April 8-10.