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Spotify to host podcast bootcamp for women of colour

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WITH PODCASTS like The Receipts, 2 Dope Queens, Another Round and more paving the way for black female creatives, Spotify are keen to nurture that and increase the amount of podcasts hosted by women of colour, after stats revealed that only 22% of podcasts are hosted by women, and the number’s even smaller when it comes to women of colour.

The music streaming service will be hosting Sound Up Bootcamp, a weeklong intensive program for aspiring female podcasters of colour.

The 7 day event will take place June 25–29, 2018, at Spotify’s New York City offices and Spotify is hand-selecting ten attendees who will learn about the art of podcast creation, from editing to producing.

Spotify is covering all expenses from the five-day workshop, which will include panels, and activities around podcasting, led by experts and professionals. Travel to New York City, six nights of hotel, and breakfast and lunch each day are all included.

According to Black Enterprise, attendees will have the chance to pitch their podcast ideas to a panel of experts and professionals on the final day and the top three pitches will have the pilot process funded, up to $10,000. All expenses for the week will be paid by Spotify.

Training for the week will be led by radio and podcast veterans Rekha Murthy and Graham Griffith. According to Spotify, the two hold combined experience of decades working with the industry’s top shows in both radio and podcasting. They want to help discover new voices, and aid podcasters in reaching new, large, and loyal fan bases.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 10, 2018, and you can apply here: https://spotify.recsolu.com/external/requisitions/Dsnw8Rc5tNa0jvxk8zmNNg

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