Warner Music Group (WMG) has launched a podcast network, Interval Presents, which will feature a collection of new shows, including initial podcasts from Jason Derulo, actress Lupita Nyong’o and songwriter and producer Billy Mann.
Led by Allan Coye, senior vice president of digital strategy and business development for WMG, Interval Presents focuses on developing podcasts with topics around music, pop culture and social impact, according to the society.
The first slate of podcasts will launch throughout 2022 and will feature a variety of formats, including storytelling-driven talk shows and episodic shows. Produced by Snap Judgment, Nyong’o’s podcast will explore the African diaspora through non-fiction storytelling, while Derulo will star in a fictional romance show, and Mann will interview artists and address failure and overcoming adversity.
Upcoming podcasts will include a series sharing the story of Warner Music artists like Aretha Franklin and another produced by Double Elvis, exploring the impact communities of color have had on radio, print and television. television.
Awfully Nice will also produce a documentary series hosted by artist Xiuhtezcatl, exploring thought-provoking socio-political questions such as “What if California secedes from the United States?”
“Interval Presents allows us to develop and share podcast content that propels new and engaging conversations about hot topics and issues that matter to diverse communities,” Coye said in a statement. “This is just the beginning and as we grow, we hope to stay true to our musical roots while using audio art as a vehicle to explore new storytelling grounds and ultimately connect deeply with our audiences. “
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