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Stay in, curl up and listen hard…

By on Oct 23, 2014 in Current Affairs, Music, Weekly Round Up | 0 comments

Getting sick of the long, dark evenings now it’s nearly winter? Yeah, us too. But if it’s too cold for you to go out and have fun, you may as well make the most of staying in and keeping warm. Grab a drink, get comfortable, and let us give you some audio wonders to make the most of your downtime:   Q proclaimed Kasabian, ‘Best Act in the World Today’ last night. So after a stellar year including THE headline slot at Glastonbury they are feeling invincible:   listen to ‘”We’re invincible” Kasabian win two Xperia Access Q Awards’ on audioBoom   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, brilliant book. But inspiration for a new album? Well it’s happened more times than you’d think…   listen to ‘Why Has ‘Pure Imagination’ Been Covered So Many Times? ’ on audioBoom   Did you catch Richard Ayoade on...

Staff Picks from audioBoom – Marc

By on Oct 22, 2014 in Staff Picks | 0 comments

audioBoom’s own Head of Sport, Marc Webber, has highlighted some of his best picks from the audioBoom archives. Are you already following these? I’ve always loved the way sports sounds. Even on the best TV sports moments, it’s often the commentary people remember as opposed to the pictures. For example, we have heard “They think it’s all over… It is now” but can you remember the images that came with it? Sport and sound go hand in hand, and nowhere is that more evident than on audioBoom. Every day, hundreds of interviews and sounds come into our system which really gives you a sense of the passion and the emotions around live sport and hopefully, some of my choices on this playlist show that. My first pick is a great bit of commentary uploaded by the Belfast Giants ice hockey team. With just two seconds on the clock, the Giants needed a goal to...

The best post match reactions from The Premier League this weekend!

By on Oct 20, 2014 in Sport | 0 comments

Another year, another Premier League. If you’re a football fan, this is your time of year. If you need an excuse to spend the afternoon in the pub shouting at a TV, this is also your time of year. By this point you’d hope that the real stars would have begun to prove themselves. And if they haven’t, the managers are trying to convince you they have in their post-match interviews. So if you missed the match, or got too merry at said pub, we’ve cut out the middle man and have all the post-match conversation for you. First, up Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers admits ‘we were lucky’ this weekend against QPR. Not a huge vote of confidence, so do the Reds need to pull their socks up?   listen to ‘”We were lucky,” admits Rodgers’ on audioBoom ‘We were always in control.’ True Jose, but when have you ever admitted a Chelsea defeat? listen to ‘”We were always in...

Marketing Manager needed (New York!)

By on Oct 18, 2014 in Jobs | 0 comments

About audioBoom: audioBoom is the biggest spoken-word audio platform on the web and mobile. We work with the BBC, NPR, WNYC and Yea Networks amongst a worldwide group of broadcasters and publishers to bring the best audio content to our highly engaged audience. We offer the best in global audio content in current affairs, sports, music and entertainment. Job description audioBoom is hiring a Marketing Manager (US). You will be responsible for all day-to-day marketing activity in North America and will work alongside the Marketing Team based in London, UK. You will report directly to our US VP and our Head of Marketing. Creating awareness of audioBoom in America through the creation of relationships with traditional media outlets, bloggers and journalists. Overseeing all our outreach activities to encourage different digital platforms to use our embed codes to increase listens and...

Digital Broadcast Assistant needed (London!)

By on Oct 15, 2014 in Jobs | 0 comments

audioBoom is at an exciting period of growth and we are now looking to continue our expansion with the formation of a digital news team, based in London. We’re recruiting for a Digital Broadcast Assistant. Responsibilities The Digital Broadcast Assistant will work directly to the Digital News Editor in conjunction with the rest of the news team. You will be researching, producing and sometimes voicing, broadcast quality bulletins in news, current affairs, entertainment and sports. You will also be creating audio packages using content from the site and elsewhere. Your voice and skills will help make up the tone and style of audioBoom’s content offering so it is important that you have some experience and expertise. You will also be editing content. Your daily responsibilities will include compiling playlists, Storifys, Buzzfeeds and putting our content on a range of other social...

Freelance Digital News and Content Producer needed (London!)

By on Oct 15, 2014 in Jobs | 0 comments

audioBoom is at an exciting period of growth and we are now looking to continue our expansion with the formation of a digital news team, based in London. We’re recruiting for a Freelance Digital News and Content Producer. Responsibilities The Digital News and Content Producer will work directly to the News Editor and with the Digital Broadcast Assistants. You will be researching, producing and sometimes voicing, broadcast quality bulletins in news, current affairs, entertainment and sports. You will also be creating audio packages using content from the site and elsewhere. Your voice and skills will help make up the tone and style of audioBoom’s content offering. You will also be editing content. Your daily responsibilities will include compiling playlists, Storifys, Buzzfeeds and putting our content on a range of other social networks. Additionally you will be constantly keeping...

Technical Support Analyst Needed (London!)

By on Oct 15, 2014 in Jobs | 0 comments

Heroic Sidekick Needed! Are you Robin to our Batman? We’re recruiting a Tech Support Analyst, who will work directly with the Head of Partner Technology. You’ll also work with many of the world’s biggest radio and content brands, such as Sky, Bauer Group, Absolute Radio, Southern Cross Austereo and many more. As audioBoom is a custom platform, training and mentoring will be provided in how to use it – and how to adapt it to your needs. You’ll learn how to diagnose and analyse problems from the ground up, work out what people need, and walk them through what to do to fix it. You’ll also learn that fixing problems  can create whole new ideas, opportunities, and multi-million pound products. Because we’ve done it. Regularly. There are some skills that you’ll definitely need: Excellent written and spoken manner with everybody – whether they’re an individual user or a huge...

Back to the 90s!

By on Oct 14, 2014 in Music | 0 comments

Do you remember the Girl From Mars? Cast your mind back to the mid-90s, a sea of Lacoste, Fred Perry and Doc Martens with Blur and Oasis battling for space on your CD Walkman. Is this all coming back to you? There are probably some things you’d rather forget about the 90s (like Sun-in) but Ash aren’t one of them. Q Magazine has an exclusive interview with frontman Tim Wheeler.  Have you heard it yet? listen to ‘Ash’s Tim Wheeler on his debut solo album Lost Domain’ on audioBoom Whilst we’re at it, here’s some more of our Cool Britannia favourites. First up, New York’s Soundcheck looks back to 1994 with a number of defining albums from Massive Attack, Beck and Jeff Buckley: listen to ‘Beck, Jeff Buckley, Massive Attack: A Summer ’94 Pick Three ’ on audioBoom   Next up legendary Blur guitarist, Graham Coxton divulges all about writing Blur’s HUGE album,...