Why African Diaspora stories
Our stories are important and deserve to be heard by any means necessary.
Before television, during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, radio was the dominant entertainment medium. Needless to say Black and Brown voices were non-existent in this space because of #racism.
The mission of Afros and Audio is to fill a library, much like, The Generic Radio Workshop, of Black and Brown voices in scripted audio entertainment. This is a challenging yet trailblazing endeavor. Most creatives have never thought to create scripted audio or adding voice and theatrical effects to their short stories. This platform is an opportunity to demystify the process and produce great bodies of work that will transcend generations.
Vintage Entertainment meets New Media
Make it easy for new and existing listeners to discover your podcast! Explore episodes through network website and free apps on Apple and Android, or listen in your connected car through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Grow your audience by cross-promoting with similar target audience shows on our network. Afros & Audio will also promote your episodes through our weekly newsletter and social media campaigns on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Join our ad revenue sharing program to be paired with advertisers with products and services specifically for your audience. We help fund your show, and we also pay your podcast hosting fees.
Get to know other podcast creatives, sound engineers, studios, producers and editors on our network through our private Slack group! This is a great way to stay updated on podcasting news, and connect with our community focused on similar goals.
Learn about the best practices and techniques to improve your podcast through our webinars, in-person training, and sponsored attendance at various podcast-related events. We also provide training and instructional videos as needed to help support our members.
Let’s simplify podcasting! We give you access to effective tools, equipment, and partnerships that save time and money. Our members also benefit from special discounts and group rates for podcasting products and services.
Why Audio Series
For the past several years, web series have taken over and proven to be a dope opportunity for up and coming actors, writers, producers, directors, etc. to show off their talents to an audience without the help or politics of Hollywood. Unfortunately, due to market saturation a lot of great shows aren’t getting the recognition they deserve and are underrated from lack of visibility.
Major benefits for creating fictional audio entertainment and featuring your content on Afrosandaudio.com:
Reach a new and broader fan base
Link to your SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify etc. account and retain likes, shares, and followers.
Keep the rights to your series
Cost-efficient and low maintenance production
Access professional services for script consulting, engineering, promotional and marketing needs
Gain exposure through our Afros & Audio Listening Mixers and Parties
Join a lit and ever growing community of passionate writers, directors, actors, engineers and producers
Submit to Afros & Audio
If you have an existing podcast and would like to add it to the Afros & Audio Platform contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how.
If you have an idea for a series, short or narrative but don’t know how to start, check out the Help page and/or sign-up for the training workshop.
Let Afros & Audio help bring your dope idea from a concept between your ears to the ears of your listeners.