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Spotify to hold podcast bootcamp for women of colour

PODCAST: Spotify's scheme aims to give a platform to the voices of women from ethnic minority backgrounds

MUSIC STREAMING service Spotify is holding a podcast bootcamp for women of colour.

The company’s Sound Up Bootcamp, which is in partnership with the ShoutOut Network, will take place in London this November.

The bootcamp will be a week-long residential workshop where successful applicants will have the opportunity to learn from experts from the podcasting industry and get tips about the popular audio medium.

James Cator, head of podcast partnerships, EMEA, at Spotify, said: “The UK is a leading light in the world of podcasts, so we’re expecting to see a similarly enthusiastic response from ambitious podcast creators in the UK.

“We are hugely excited to be able to support and promote more diverse and talented voices in the field of podcasting, and to give them a creative platform to share their work with the widest possible audience.”

Spotify wants to help shift the imbalance of representation of women from ethnic minority backgrounds in podcasting.

In a statement following the first Sound Up Bootcamp, which was held in New York in June, the company said: “The goal of the programme was to bring more diverse voices into the podcast world—specifically voices belonging to women of colour.”

Ten successful candidates will be chosen to take part in the scheme.

Spotify’s Sound Up Bootcamp will take place November 5-9 in London. To apply, click
here. The deadline for applications is September 17.

No broadcasting or podcasting background is necessary.

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