Funds for Stories, Third Coastin’, and Kickstarter

Got audio? We’re looking for great global stories. Plus, check out all the projects on our curated Kickstarter page and see what it’s like to go viral… as audio!

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Sync: October 2012


We’re gearing up for the Third Coast Conference this weekend and wanted to send you the latest PRX news beforehand. Feel free to stop us in the halls and ask us questions, and don’t miss our dance party at Prairie Moon Saturday night!

All the details plus other opportunities below.

-Genevieve Sponsler
Member Support and Editorial Associate

Got great audio?

Internationally minded audio-makers, PRX wants YOU to apply to our Global Story Project funded by the Open Society Foundations. This is an open call.

Funding is available for multiple groundbreaking stories about people and situations outside of the U.S. that will help American listeners better understand the rest of the world.

PRX will accept applications:

  • to complete original works
  • to reversion or update prior works or archival material
  • to adapt and complete works based on other media that could work as audio productions.

Don’t be shy! We know you have great ideas. Apply by Oct. 15: official announcement and the application details and entry form.

PRX News

Raising Remix Rates
Public Radio Remix — our stream of indie pieces from curated by Roman Mars — is now on 10 stations! Thanks to this, we were able to raise the rates we pay to producers.

PRX Curates on Kickstarter has been filled with activity lately. We’ve seen successful projects from producers, stations, new and established shows… you name it.

Kickstarter presents a huge opportunity to get funding outside of the traditional channels! Check out our FAQ and let us know if you have a project or are planning to do one.

Not Just Broadcast
PRX has a growing number of non-broadcast groups and int’l networks purchasing work for higher amounts. Send your profile to Radio New Zealand and the Outer Voices podcast. Opt-in to these groups and more under your Outside Purchaser Preferences in MyPRX.

Viral… Audio!
Since the last issue of Sync, we’ve had the privilege of seeing producer Jeff Cohen’s piece about his daughter’s sibling-haircut gone wrong go viral more than once on Gawker, Yahoo, ABC News, and more. AND he got a two-book deal with HarperCollins.

Check out what it looks like to go viral (and how to do it!) and an interview with Jeff on his process.

Our project to support youth producers, Generation PRX, has a shiny new website with easier sharing features and better integration of the PRX audio player.

Opportunities & Events

Third Coast, of course!
PRX will have a booth at the Third Coast Conference this weekend. Come ask us anything and try our new subscription automation system for series.

Join our dance party at Prairie Moon Oct. 6 starting at 9 p.m.

Sounds Elemental with AIR
Inspire new ways of thinking with a five-day intensive at UnionDocs in Brooklyn: Gravity (Dec. 17 – 21). Apply by Oct. 26.

American Graduate
As part of CPB’s American Graduate initiative, we’re featuring pieces about school and the dropout crisis. Have anything?

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