Think you have a great story for Remix? Go through this checklist to make sure:
1. Make sure you understand how Remix works:
-Remix offers your pieces new life and new audiences. A regular story typically gets aired once on a station or podcast and then gets relegated to a dusty corner of the internet. In Remix, though, our fancy algorithm will surface your story multiple times per year, ad infinitum. Since Remix airs on stations around the country, as well as on XM radio, an app, and online stream, Remix helps you find fresh ears for your work. When Remix licenses your work, you will also earn royalties based on PRX’s points system.
-What Remix does NOT do is commission original work. Remix acts like a ‘second market’—we only air work that was created and, possibly, was aired elsewhere. Bottom line: Remix is a great way for you to get your work in front of listeners as long as you aren’t relying on Remix as your primary source of funding.
2. Make make sure your piece meets the below criteria:
-evergreen (not tied to a particular event)
-short (under 25 mins, ideally under 15)
-charming! or…surprising or mysterious or profound, etc…Basically, it must be unique.
3. Upload your piece to prx.org:
-The Remix curator licenses stories through the prx.org marketplace, so if you want to be considered, this is where your work should go. Make sure you “opt-in” to PRX Remix during the uploading process. Also make sure you accurately identify whether your piece is clean or explicit (the more specific, the better). After uploading, feel free to follow-up to firstname.lastname@example.org to alert us to your work and why it works for Remix.
Questions, comments, concerns? Email our curator at email@example.com
Other Remix FAQ:
Does my story have to have aired elsewhere to be included in Remix?
No! Remix is the perfect outlet for great work that doesn’t quite fit anywhere else (though we take stories that have fit elsewhere too).
Can I still be on Remix if I don’t have a PRX account?
No and yes. You need a paid PRX account ($50/year) in order for your work to be licensed for Remix. But if you don’t have an account and think you have great stuff for Remix, email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can talk about other options.