Warner Music Group launches in-house podcast network, Interval Presents, led by Allan Coye

Warner Music Group (WMG) has launched its own internal podcast network, called Interval Presents.

WMG says the new network will produce “multi-format, cutting-edge audio content at the intersection of music, pop culture and social impact.”

WMG’s senior vice president of digital strategy and business development, Allan Coye, will oversee Interval Presents in the role of chief executive.

The music company says its labels and digital publishing brands will retain their autonomy and continue to produce podcast content under their own banners, while also exploring opportunities to work alongside Interval Presents on projects and initiatives.

The first slate of podcasts from Interval Presents, which will run throughout the year, will include various formats, including storytelling-driven talk shows and episodic shows.

Shows hosted by artists such as Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, who will host a show centered on non-fiction cultural storytelling that explores the African diaspora.

Snap Judgement, the production company behind the long-running podcast and radio show, Spontaneous judgmentwill produce Nyong’o’s show as well as a slew of future content for Interval Presents.

Meanwhile, Grammy-nominated singer Jason Derulo, who is represented by UTA, will headline a podcast series produced by Clamor that uses vocal performances to tell what WMG calls “a story of fictional love with black influences”.

Additionally, Grammy-nominated songwriter and entrepreneur Billy Mann will host a show featuring “some of the biggest stars in the world and their stories of overcoming adversity,” according to WMG.

Additionally, Interval Presents has partnered with production company Awfully Nice, which developed Idris and Sabrina Elba’s Coupledom podcast and Ambie-nominated series The Messenger; as well as leading audio production company Double Elvis, the company behind the award-winning podcasts Disgraceland, About a Girl, Dear Young Rocker, Here Comes the Break, and many more.

WMG says Awfully Nice will produce a docu-series for Interval Presents “that explores thought-provoking questions” with the first season, hosted by artist Xiuhtezcatl.

Double Elvis will also produce two shows launching later this year, a series about the history of media and the role communities of color have played in the worlds of radio, print and television as we know it today. today.

The other podcast franchise will tell stories of Warner Music artists who “defied expectations, defined major cultural moments and redefined themselves at times when the stakes were highest.”

The first season will be based on the life of the legendary Aretha Franklin who is signed to WMG’s Atlantic Records.

“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. “

Allan Coye

Coye said, “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 – all through a culture-driven lens.

“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. “

“Interval Presents is a natural progression from Warner Music Group’s rich history of producing generation-defining music, supporting creatives and driving culture.”

Oana Ruxandra, WMG

Oana Ruxandra, WMG’s Chief Digital Officer & EVP of Business Development, said, “Interval Presents is a natural progression from Warner Music Group’s rich history of producing generation-defining music, supporting creatives and driving Culture.

“There is a thirst for more inclusive and authentic podcast content and, with Allan in the lead, we are excited to launch an audio platform that will connect with this growing audience and shine a light on a wide range of voices and perspectives. .”The music industry around the world

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