'The GoLouds' is Ireland's first ever digital audio award ceremony.
The event will celebrate the most popular podcasts and music choices based on streams!
Created by GoLoud, Ireland’s first digital audio app to offer live radio, podcasts and endless hours of music streaming in one place, ‘The GoLouds’ will award those across categories including Business, Culture, Comedy, Sport and Technology.
In addition to the streaming awards, the public will also get a say!
There are three audience-voted categories:
- Best Irish Podcast
- Best International Podcast
- Best Newcomer
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The 'The GoLouds' are happening in Dublin later this year, with the official date TBA.
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GoLoud is also hoping to discover the next big podcast sensation with the launch of the ‘GoLoud Podship’.
The winner will bag themselves a prize worth €20,000.
This includes €5,000 cash along with studio facilities, production support and a significant marketing launch for their new series worth €15,000.
Applications are open now! You can apply here.
Speaking on both announcements Head of GoLoud Kiela Brodigan said,
We’re delighted to be the first to bring awards of this kind to market. ‘The GoLouds’ will celebrate the very best of podcast and music choice and, with the introduction of our ‘GoLoud Podship’, we’re excited to shine a light on outstanding creativity and originality.
"GoLoud is the only digital audio platform that boasts an Irish podcast category. We want to champion talent and continue to lead the way in digital audio firsts."
Brodigan continues, "The launch of ‘The GoLouds’ has been welcomed by popular Irish podcasters, who are delighted to see podcasts now getting the recognition they deserve."
"GoLoud is only 6 months in the market and in that time has generated millions of streams each month."
"We’ve been aggressive in our podcast and music strategy, responding to Irish consumer demands, continuously adding to our offering to deliver an easily discoverable quality audio experience."
For more info on GoLoud visit the website here.