James has worked in audio since 1989 as an award-winning copywriter, radio presenter, and internet strategist. He launched the world’s first streaming radio smartphone app in March 2005, for the original Virgin Radio in London, launching daily podcasts earlier that year. In 2007 he joined the BBC working on the BBC iPlayer for radio, achieving a dramatic increase in the service’s audio quality. Part of the team that laid the foundations for the UK Radioplayer, he has since worked for a variety of businesses across the world, including Canada’s Vista Radio, receiver and silicon manufacturers Pure and Frontier Silicon, talkSPORT, and a variety of media companies in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia; helping them focus on the benefits and challenges that new platforms bring to their business. He was an advisor to podcast host Captivate, which was acquired by Global in December 2021. One of the organisers of Next Radio, the UK radio ideas conference, James has worked with the world’s largest radio conference, Radiodays Europe, since its inception. He’s also part of the programming team for Radiodays Asia and Podcast Day 24. A founder of the hybrid radio technology association RadioDNS, he is an Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and was made an Honorary Life Member of the UK’s Student Radio Association. Born in the UK, James lives in Brisbane, Australia with his partner and daughter.
Podcast makers from all over the world pitch their vision for the next year. What will happen and how could it impact you and your business?
Podcasting is producing new and interesting tools every week - and you can use them for radio as well. In this whistle-stop tour, James Cridland - radio futurologist and editor of Podnews, a daily podcasting newsletter - shows us some of the best tools and how you might use them to make your radio station sound better, market yourself better, and work better.
A Summit for enthusiastic broadcasters and podcasters – public service, commercial and independent – who want to hear about practical ways in which they can develop their podcast proposition This Summit gives delegates practical advice on all areas of the podcasting supply chain: From new idea development, to the things you need to actually make a great podcast, through to promotion, social media and monetisation. Join this great Summit on Sunday to participante in session on: Starting a podcast, Making a podcast & Promoting a podcast – this is an in-depth look into all of these areas.
Everything you & your station, podcast, audio product need to know about Audio Data Data is the blood that runs through the veins of the internet. Yet, data so much more than the measuring of success – though it is that, too. As a radio station, podcast or audio company: What do you really need to know about data? How can you maximise the impact they have on listeners, branding, and revenue in a data-driven environment? What trends, innovations, new companies and best cases are there to be learned from? And where will the hottest AI developments like ChatCPT etc. lead us? Get inspired, get smarter, get going with lots of learnings and many an insight about the “new gold in media” – in this great Summit on Sunday to hear sessions on: We will rock you data, Everything around measurement, What’s data got to do with it – making excellent content with data, We built this city on data and rock ‘n’ roll – using data in audio work, Money for nothing, and data for free – enhancing monetisation through data.