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Spotify Looking For New Female Podcasters of Color

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If you’re a woman of color with an interesting point of view and looking to plunge into the world of podcasting, Spotify wants to hear from you!

According to a recent study, only 22% of podcasts are hosted by women — and an even smaller percentage hosted by women of color. Seeing this as an open opportunity to introduce the world to more female podcasters of color, Spotify unveils Sound Up Bootcamp.

During this weeklong intensive program, which takes place in New York City, ten hand-selected attendees will learn about the art of podcast creation, from initial ideation to editing, producing, and marketing from experts in the field. On the final day, attendees will have the chance to pitch their podcast ideas to a panel of experts and professionals. The top three pitches will have the pilot process funded, up to $10,000. All expenses for the week will be paid by Spotify.

If you’re worried about not having prior experience in podcasting, don’t as programming will be targeted towards first-time and amateur podcasters!

The event will take place at Spotify’s New York City offices from June 25-29, 2018. All applications are due by 11:59pm EST on April 10, 2018.

Good luck!

Instagram And Spotify Team Up For #BlackGirlMagic Interactive Map And Playlist

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Black history month is coming to an end but you know we’re going to continue to celebrate the greatness that is our culture all year round. Instagram and Spotify have teamed up to celebrate Black History Month and the “power, resilience, and beauty inspired by out black women in our generations and generations past” with the interactive United States of #BlackGirlMagic map and playlist.

The graphic highlights the most liked- IG posts for top-ranked artists most frequently playlist with the term #BlackGirlMagic by U.S Spotify users. The map will come with a playlist and it is currently live on Spotify.

The ten most streamed artists on Spotify #BlackGirlMagic playlists are Lizzo, India Arie, Beyonce, SZA, Solange, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, and Rihanna (in no particular order). You can view the full interactive map here, and the playlist is now available on Spotify.



Made In America Line-Up Starring Beyonce & Nine Inch Nails

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As we mentioned yesterday the Budweiser Made In America Festival line-up was released today and there’s so much news about this year’s edition so let’s jump right in!

The official lineup is as follows:

Headliners – Beyonce & Nine Inch Nails

Queens of the Stone Age
Calvin Harris
Empire of the Sun
Imagine Dragon
Wiz Khalifa
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Public Enemy
2 Chainz
The Gaslight Anthem
A$SAP Rocky
Feed Me
Walk The Moon
Porter Robinson
Wolfgang Gartner
Fitz and the Tantrums
Emeli Sande
Schoolboy Q
Robert Delong
Jay Rock
Jesse Rose

Tickets for both days of the festival are $99 + tax which isn’t bad at all considering who you’re seeing in those 2days. It’s definitely a great way to catch Bey for cheap if you weren’t one of the lucky ones to get tickets to the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. The Dates for Made In America are Labor Day Weekend, August 31 and September 1. Also as promised check out the official Made In America Spotify playlist which features some of the best tracks from all of the artist performing!