This Week In BlkPodNews: Intro To Disctopia Workshop, Black Podcasting Awards Live Broadcast & Twitter Spaces Series, Afros & Audio Volunteers, and more.
Weekly Industry News & Updates for the Black Podcast Creatives & Professionals
Intro To Disctopia: The Platform For Creatives
Empowering Independent Creatives.
Creatives are what we do. Since we’re a creator’s first platform, we’re non-exclusive and only aim to complement and enhance our users’ existing digital independent businesses. We want to make creative content more valuable by giving users a platform to distribute it to their fans, followers, and subscribers. We give independent artists, authors, podcasters, labels, filmmakers, and distributors the flexibility they need to make the best decisions for their careers.
Disctopia wants to be the global streaming and hosting platform for independent content creators. By enabling independents to compete in the ever-changing world of digital media, our platform adds genuine value to the global digital market.
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Disctopia has compiled some of the best independent content creators through licensed curation and direct submission, allowing independent media to be represented and valued in the digital market.
The Black Podcasters Association invites you to come to join us as we learn about the podcast hosting platform Disctopia and how it's giving more power to podcast creatives to increase their discoverability and monetize their content.
📅 DATE: September 21, 2022
⏱ TIME: 7:30 PM EST
Patrick Hill, the founder of Disctopia, will be joining us as he discusses topics such as:
👉🏽 What is Disctopia and why it is the true creator's first platform?
👉🏽 How Disctopia helps podcast creators with discoverability and monetization.
👉🏽 Benefits of using the Disctopia platform in your podcast marketing
There will also be a short Q & A during this workshop as well.
Learn more about Disctopia or Sign Up: Join Disctopia
Disctopia is an official sponsor of the 4th Annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival, to learn more: click here!
Tune in For The Black Podcasting Awards Live Broadcast
Please join us for the second annual Black Pod Awards ceremony. Broadcasting online LIVE! around the world.
We will present awards in 22 categories to this year's winners and feature special performances.
📅 Date: September 25, 2022
⏱ Time: 2 PM EST
Thank YOU for spreading the word.
Black Podcasting Awards (BPA) is a volunteer-run awards program and live ceremony spotlighting dozens and dozens of podcasts from across the Black diaspora. We encourage Black voices to create and own content that shares Black experiences.
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Black Podcasting Awards Sponsor Spotlight on Twitter Spaces
This week Black Podcasting Awards will be hosting a series of Twitter Spaces where they will be having chats with the various sponsors of this year’s Black Podcasting Awards. This week's schedule is as follows:
Monday @ 630 PM EST- Sponsors Spotlight with Danielle Desir (Grants For Creators)
Tuesday @ 6:30 PM EST - Sponsors Spotlight with Talib Jasir & Latrice Sampson Richards from Afros & Audio
Wednesday @ 1:30 PM EST - Winners Circle Chat with Sha Lee Hornsby, 2021 Best Black Business Podcast Winner
Thursday @ 3:00 PM EST - Sponsors Spotlight with Corey Gumbs, Founder of the Black Podcasters Association
To get notifications of these Twitter Space conversations, follow any of the guest speakers, and the Black Podcasting Awards on Twitter and click the notification bell on their profile. You can follow by clicking the button below:
Tickets Are On Sale! 4th Annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival
The 4th annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival is scheduled for October 22-23, 2022, and will bring our community of creatives an exciting, innovative, and progressive virtual and In-Person experience not to be missed.
This year’s festival location will take place in Philadelphia and will be held at the prestigious Warrick Rittenhouse Square Hotel. Make sure you book your discounted hotel room today because this discount won’t last long.
The hotel room discount ends September 23rd, 2022
You can book your room at the hotel using a special festival discount here:
Get Your Afros & Audio Podcast Festival Tickets Today!
Volunteers Needed for In-Person Event and Virtual Moderators
Afros & Audio is in need of volunteers to help in person at the festival as well as virtual moderators. They are offering free admission* to the in-person or virtual portions of the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival.
*All volunteers are required to provide their own transportation and lodgings for the festival.
Did you know?
Black Podcasters Association members get a discount of up to 35% off all Afros & Audio Podcast Festival ticket prices. It’s one of the many perks you get as a member.
To activate your discount, join the Black Podcasters Association: click here!
Systems Lab Live With Ashley Shuler and Walter Gainer II
In this Livestream, Ahsley explores how Walter Gainer II #GSD's as head of Boss Locks Media, Creating Content and building a legacy.
We'll get an inside look into the early stages of Boss Locks Media, favorite content workflows, and what's ahead for Walter.
You can view this great conversation via LinkedIn Live or on YouTube, follow the links below:
About the Systems Lab Live:
A weekly LIVE show dedicated to trending topics on productivity, training on project management, and team operations strategies. We're bridging the gaps between people, technology, and operations.
Talib Jasir, Founder of Afros & Audio Talks with The Squeeze about Podcast Movement, Community, and more.
Last week, The Squeeze Newsletter, written by Skye Pillsbury, released its interview with Talib Jasir, Founder of Afros & Audio. Talib gives his insights about the events that took place at Podcast Movement and the response by the industry, as well as what it takes to organize a conference with "intention and purpose”.
“Afros & Audio is the most rewarding thing that I do. One of our biggest supporters is a world traveler; she goes to a lot of events. She told us that Afros & Audio was the first conference she attended where she felt like she was home. We have introverts who tell us that this is the first time they didn’t need to get under a blanket and recover for a day and a half after being inundated with people; they felt rejuvenated and energized. We have people who arrive feeling tired of their podcast, feeling worried that it’s not this or it’s not that. They leave knowing that they’re not alone in having those kinds of trepidations and fears. They leave with the idea that we’re all in this together, we can do this together.”
You can subscribe to The Squeeze Newsletter and/or read more of Talib’s interview here: