Sync: Are you a Zeitfunk winner?

In this issue, after the jump: PRX’s annual list of the most licensed producers, details of our latest site version with piece-sharing features, and jobs and workshops throughout the country.

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Hello producers,

We’re bringing the funk again this year — Zeitfunk, that is!

Our annual list of the most licensed pieces and producers is live. Scroll down to see who made the top producer categories for 2010, and see the full Zeitfunk Awards for the most PRX-hungry stations and what they buy.

Happy Spring,

Genevieve Sponsler
PRX Member Support &
Editorial Associate

And the winners are…

Here are several of the Zeitfunk first-place winners for 2010 (each will soon receive a trophy that is way more fun than an Oscar).

Many more of you placed;
check out the full list.

Most Licensed Producer by REMIX
Nate DiMeo (more)

Most Licensed Producer
Phil Nusbaum (more)

Most Licensed Producer Group
Vinyl Cafe (more)

Most Licensed Debut Producer
Stephen R. Webb (more)

Most Licensed Debut Producer Group
Loyola Productions (more)

Zeitfunk is also a great resource of what’s selling and who’s buying it, including stats like the piece lengths that stations buy most.

Useful News & Views

PRX updated: Share your pieces with the world

PRX 3.12 was released a few weeks ago; here are some highlights:

  • Improved UI on your My PRX page, plus more accurate statistics. Coming soon is a new page with even more stats, broken down by piece.
  • When you publish a piece, you will see a Share tab with a short URL that’s perfect for tweeting.
  • The ability to post your piece with an audio player on Facebook. See our Facebook for examples.

And, our embeddable audio player for your blog and other sites is currently being tested. Learn more about PRX 3.12 and other improvements coming soon.

TAL galore

PRX’s developers recently released the TAL app on iPad.

And, our TAL app for iPhone is in the running for a People’s Voice Webby Award. Please vote!

Reporting from a Durham porch…

PRX’s own John Barth shares his observations from last month’s Listening Institute at the Center for Documentary Studies.

Kids these days

Generation PRX surveyed youth producers and teachers to see where they think their pieces are heard the most. See the results and get suggestions on how to make youth radio groups more effective.


Listen and learn

AIR is holding the next Sounds Elemental intensive this summer in NYC from June 13-17. Experiment with unconventional approaches to storytelling and benefit from individualized attention from renowned sound artists. Apply by May 6!

Pitch your stories

Snap Judgment is looking for stories for its new season. From spacemen to cheaters, see what they need and check out their flowchart to see if your story is right for Snap.

Need a job?

WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana has two open full-time journalism positions.

Save the date: Third Coast Competition

The annual competition honoring amazing radio will accept entries May 4 through July 14.