PODCAST PRIZE WORTH €150,000 UP FOR GRABS
Thursday, 1st June: GoLoud, Ireland’s home of podcasts has today launched Podship 2023, its annual campaign seeking the next big podcast sensation in Ireland. The GoLoud Podship is a huge opportunity for podcast wannabes, aficionados and everyone in between. With a cash prize of €3,000 and a production and promotional package worth €150,000, the GoLoud Podship, is the most lucrative prize in Irish podcasting.
Now in its 4th year, the GoLoud Podship is inviting ideas from creative and original thinkers and voices to join its ever-growing slate of podcasts and team of successful hosts with content that intrigues, inspires, informs or excites. If you have an idea for a podcast, GoLoud is all ears! The €150,000 production and promotional package will see the Podship winner receive a full scale launch campaign across GoLoud’s network of stations which comprises of Newstalk, Today FM, 98FM, SPIN and Red FM. Collectively, the successful podcast will have access to a weekly audience of over 2million.
GoLoud has established itself as a leader in the Irish podcast market, pioneering original content, championing Irish talent, and creating and producing some of the most successful podcasts out there. Popular titles include Hold My Drink with Charleen and Ellie, Stall It with Darren and Joe, Talking Bollox, The Mario Rosenstock Podcast and the recently launched Jenny & Mairead Now. In the past 2 years, GoLoud has added live events and experiences to its repertoire, selling out multiple live shows to tens of thousands of Irish people.
Launched in 2019, the GoLoud Podship has provided a launch pad for some incredible stories with podcasts including Invisible Threads, an eight-part series sharing the stories of older members of the LGBT community in rural Ireland and reflecting on their journey and The Belly of the Beast, which was released on the 100th anniversary of the death of Michael Collins and tells the fascinating story of Ned Broy, the double agent who helped Collins change the course of Irish history.
The GoLoud Podship is open for submissions from today (Thursday, 1st June) at www.goloudnow.com/podship – entries will close on Thursday, 22nd June after which an expert panel of judges will compile a shortlist of candidates.
Commenting on today’s launch, Kiela Brodigan, Digital Director for Bauer Media Audio Ireland commented:
“At GoLoud we are about nurturing and championing Irish talent and the Podship is a great way for us to do exactly that. We support the successful new or experienced podcasters through the entire production journey and then at the end launch their podcast to our extensive audience across the Bauer network. It’s a compelling opportunity for anyone who has a great idea but doesn’t know how to bring it to market and I can’t wait to see what this year brings!”