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Happy Mother’s Day!

By on Mar 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This Sunday, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day, the time of year to show your appreciation for your Mother! Get ready to buy the flowers and get out the chocolates! We’ve put together a selection of our favourite audioBoo’s inspired by Mother’s Day, ranging from Mother’s Day meditations to Mother’s Day messages! Check it out and tell us which one is your favourite!   Share this...

More minutes – no catches, no deleting.

By on Mar 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

We’ve been looking a lot at the way people use Audioboo over the last year. Our way of doing things – letting people record as many clips as they like, so you never need to delete a thing – has always worked well… But we think we can do more. While three minutes is great for something short and snappy like an audio blog or a message, it often isn’t quite enough for an interview or a class project. And for Plus podcasters, half an hour might not be quite enough to pack everything you want into a show. So… we’ve increased the limits. No catches, no forced interstitial ads, no endless demands for personal information, Likes or micropayments, no cooldown timers or energy bars. Just more time to share your voice. If you were previously a Free 3 or 5 minute account holder, you should now be able to record 10 minutes per clip. If you were previously a paid Plus or Pro 30 minute...

WE’RE HIRING:Backend Developer

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Audioboo is seeking an experienced backend engineer for a major expansion programme. Audioboo is a well established audio platform for major news organisations, sports teams, broadcasters and audio bloggers worldwide. Keeping on top of the sheer volume of data and keeping our systems running smoothly is a serious job. Please note this is a heavily technical role – not a management or front-end design role – and will be focused on: delivering excellent reliability and uptime, maintenance, and improving daily operation  expanding our capabilities based on management and application requirements delivering usage statistics and integrating statistics management systems supporting long-term objectives for ourselves and our major commercial partners like the BBC, Guardian, Southern Cross Austereo and dozens of other major broadcasters worldwide Required Skills/Experience Ruby...

Record a poem for World Poetry Day

By on Mar 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

To mark World Poetry Day, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport wants to hear YOU record your favourite First World War poem with Audioboo – in tribute to those who served. The Culture Secretary has recorded ‘Mametz Wood’ by contemporary Welsh poet Owen Sheers, and is also joined by Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, Baroness Shirley Williams, historian Mary Beard, actor Christopher Timothy and Poems on the Underground founder Judith Chernaik, who have also lent their voices to the online memorial. You can hear their recordings here: Get involved: To take part, get on audioBoo, record yourself reading your favourite First World War poem and tweet @DCMS with a link to the recording using #WW1poetry. They’ll have a listen, share it across their channels and add it to their Storify. Alternatively, just tweet them the name of your favourite poem with the same hash tag. Let’s get as...

BBC 24 Hour Commonwealth Challenge

By on Mar 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Thank you for joining in with the BBC 24 Hour Commonwealth Challenge. We collected dozens of voice samples from around the world, which will help deliver the Commonwealth Voices radio station idents during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and also help radio students learn about how to create amazing audio.   Share this...

GUEST BLOG – VI Talk!

By on Feb 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’re pleased to welcome the VI Talk channel to Audioboo, member of the team Jo Fishwisk has written a blog post giving a little info on the new channel. VI Talk is a new channel, which you will find in the community section from 28th February 2014. It has come about because of the work that Jo Fishwick and Michael Allen have done for Svopa (St. Vincent’s old pupils association.) VI Talk is aimed at anyone with a visual impairment, anyone who knows someone visually impaired or anybody who has connections with an organisation or group that offers services or support to visually impaired people. We want to create a place where people can share ideas, information and support.  Where friendships can be made, questions asked and hopefully answers found. We feel that communication is key and thanks to Audio Boo we can do this by using the spoken word. Check out their channel...

AudioBoo is supporting the Oxfam Mother Appeal…..you can too

By on Feb 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

AudioBoo is proud to announce that we are supporting Oxfam’s Mother Appeal this month, giving mothers across the globe the lift they need to use their power to change the future. The appeal, which runs until the end of March, hopes to raise over £10 million for Oxfam’s vital work and, thanks to the UK government, every pound raised will be doubled (up to a total value raised of £5 million). So, this year why not go the EXTRA mile to show your appreciation by sharing with everyone what makes YOUR own mum so great? To get involved all you need to do is record an audio message explaining why your Mum is special and post it on the Oxfam channel here You can also phone 0203 5159126 and leave a phone message – so no excuses. Remember to spread the word and tell all your friends and family to do the same – mums will love it. Oxfam will be featuring some of the best messages...

Radio 2 Want Your Folk Songs

By on Feb 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

As we countdown to this year’s Radio 2 Folk Awards we’re delighted to be part of a special BBC project celebrating the life and work of folk collector Cecil Sharp – a legend who will soon be inducted into the Folk Awards Hall of Fame. Sharp, who is often described at the godfather of English traditional music, helped to preserve much of the country’s folk heritage when it was in danger of dying out. He wrote down more than 1600 tunes or lyrics and his work was a key part of the first 20th century folk ‘revival’. To celebrate his induction Radio 2 is asking listeners and lovers of folk music to contribute their own recordings to a new 21st century folk collection. They have handpicked three songs and three tunes from Sharp’s famous collection.  You can download sheet music and lyrics for each song and tune on this page. How do you do it? Head to...