May 17th & 18th 2019



Earbuds Pitch!


The Earbuds Pitch! competition is designed to give

established indie talent and emerging podcasters the

opportunity to pitch their new show ideas at the Outlier Podcast

Festival in Austin, TX at Galvanize on May 17th; Denver, CO at House of Pod on July 12; and Los Angeles, CA in September (Date & Venue TBD). Our festival is a two-day event, with the pitch competition on Friday night to set the mood 

for innovation and excitement for the rest of the festival.


The application period will run from March 18th until May

10th for the Austin, TX event. The application periods for Denver 

and Los Angeles will be announced at a later date.


Five finalists will be chosen to pitch their shows on

May 17th in front of a panel of judges and a live audience

at Outlier Podcast Festival | Austin. The winner will receive

a podcast startup package (details below).




March 18th - Call for submissions

May 10th - Submissions close


May 13th - Finalists notified


May 17th - Live event in which finalists make their pitches

in front of a panel of judges and a live audience at the

Outlier Podcast Festival | Austin. The winner is announced

the following day at the conclusion of the festival.




The EarBuds Pitch competition is open to anyone able to attend

Outlier Podcast Festival. Their show must be new or less than 

6 months old.


Winners will receive:


2 Heil PR40 Mics by Heil Sound

3-year JPRO and a Field Recorder licenses from


Podcast production services by Crate Media


Scarlett 2i2 interface by Focusrite


What we’re looking for in a pitch:


OutlierHQ, a media and events company, is looking for outliers

with original show ideas. All eligible

submissions will be evaluated on the following three criteria:







How to enter:


Submit a pitch that includes the following information:


1) Your elevator pitch for the show.

2) Who is your audience? Be specific.

3 )What type of show? Interview, scripted? How many hosts

or main characters? Segments?

4) What is the vibe of the show?

5) What experiences and skills do you bring to the project?

7) Optional: Submit a sample of your work. Samples can take

any form including text, video, or audio.


To enter you need to buy a ticket to the festival at OutlierCS.com


Email your responses to Ever Gonzalez and Arielle

Nissenblatt at ever@outlierhq.com with the subject line

EarBuds Pitch.




About Outlier Podcast Festival


The Outlier Podcast Festival is a traveling national event held in major cities across the U.S. It provides outliers in the podcasting community an intimate opportunity to collaborate with both Indie talent and industry giants.

We provide an immersive experience for you to engage with keynote speakers, participate in breakout sessions, and interact with the newest software and audio equipment. You’ll have the opportunity to bring questions to the experts during panel discussions, listen in during live podcasts, and join the conversation with other media disrupters.

Be heard.









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