Sound Up UK 2019 Application

  • Description:
    • Sound Up Podcast Program - United Kingdom
      While women of colour have been breaking ground in podcasting, we know there’s more work to be done and more voices to be heard. That’s why Spotify created Sound Up, an immersive accelerator to create space and provide resources for new podcasters. You don’t need any experience; all you need is an idea. 
      As a part of Sound Up, you’ll develop your idea through a free, weeklong program covering technical production, storytelling through audio, marketing your podcast, and developing the skills and confidence to go home and create your podcast pilot. You’ll also be exposed to a number of leaders in the podcast industry in the UK and beyond.
      At the end of the week, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your idea to a panel of industry experts, who will then select 3 participants to each receive £10,000 and the opportunity to have their podcast episodes produced. 
      But, don’t worry, if you submit an idea to us, whether just as an application entry or if you get episodes produced, you retain ownership of your podcast idea. Your idea is still your idea. 
      We’re looking for ten new voices in podcasting. Apply to #SpotifySoundUp to get heard. 
      When and where will it take place? 
      11 - 15 November 2019 in Manchester
      Who’s eligible? 
      UK Residents
      Over 18
      Self-identify as a woman of colour
      Are an aspiring podcaster with a great idea
      No prior experience is preferred 
      What does it cost? 
      The program is free. 
      What does it include?
      Five days of workshops, panels, and activities around podcasting.
      Travel to Manchester, six nights of hotel, and all meals are provided each day. 
      Attendees are required to participate in all five full days of programming, as well as after-hours events - including press interviews - on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 
      Applicants must be UK residents and fit and able to travel to Manchester and participate in the entirety of the programming. 
      When are applications due?
      Friday, 27th September at 11:59pm BST
      What’s the application process? 
      Once the application submission closes, our committee will review and choose finalists for phone interviews. Once the interviews are complete, we will choose the 10 attendees. 
      Please be patient with us if you don’t hear from us right away. We read every application carefully. Please review the terms and conditions of entry in more detail at the end of this application. By submitting your application, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 
      What happens once I submit my idea? 
      After you submit your idea, we review your application through our process (see above). Please note even though you’ve submitted your idea for review, you will retain the copyright for your entry and the podcast content. But, please note that there may be entries or ideas that are similar in nature, or may be similar to pre-existing or current creative concepts being worked on by Spotify.
      9th September - application window opens
      27th September at 11:59pm BST - application window closes
      30th September - 10th October - applications reviewed
      10th - 18th October - finalists chosen for phone interviews
      21st October - final attendees notified by email