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Atlantic Records Launch Podcasts

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Atlantic Records are launching a new podcast initiative. The press release can be found below.

    NEW YORK, NY – February 27, 2018: Atlantic Records has announced the launch of an in-house podcast initiative with its own dedicated podcast production team. In addition, the company is building a podcast-specific studio at its New York City headquarters, scheduled to be up and running this spring. The initiative is the brainchild of Atlantic Vice President Tom Mullen, who hosts his own acclaimed podcast music series, “Washed Up Emo,” which has been running for seven years and just aired its 124th episode.
    Atlantic Records Podcasts will debut today, with the premiere of its first weekly series, entitled “What’d I Say,” featuring intimate interviews with current Atlantic recording artists. An inside look at the art of songcraft, the first season includes artists such as Jason Mraz, Whethan, MILCK, Lil Skies, Chappell Roan, Trivium, Sweater Beats, Josie Dunne, and Molly Kate Kestner. The series takes its name from the classic Ray Charles song, released by Atlantic in 1959. Other series planned for the future include “Inside the Album,” “Respect: Women of Atlantic,” and a series devoted to the rich Atlantic archives.

    In announcing the podcast initiative, Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald said: “Music-making is at the heart of our company, and we already have a state-of-the-art recording studio at the center of our offices. We have a constant stream of artists coming through the building, so the next logical step for us was to create an environment where we could spontaneously capture them telling their stories and talking about their music. With our own podcast team and a dedicated podcast studio, we are able to give fans a unique, insider’s view of our artists, our label, and the creative process in action. With Tom’s deep musical knowledge and podcast expertise leading the charge, we are generating exciting audio content under our own roof, marked by unprecedented insight and immediacy.”

    Tom Mullen noted: “As I discovered doing my own podcasts, they are an incredibly powerful way of feeding fans’ hunger for intimate knowledge of the artists they love, while also connecting them to new voices. The birth of Atlantic Records Podcasts has been a labor of love for many of us at the company, and I’m looking forward to working with our incredible artists and my label teammates to create an outstanding series of shows devoted to Atlantic music past, present, and future. I want to thank Craig and Julie for their amazing support of the project and for giving me this opportunity to turn a personal passion into an actual part of my job. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

    To listen to Atlantic Records Podcasts, please visit:

  2. I had no idea the guy who runs Washed Up Emo is the VP of Atlantic. That's pretty crazy.
    coleslawed and The Lucky Moose like this.
  3. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    Atlantic, where promising rap and r&b careers go to die.
  4. shawnhyphenray


    Might have to check this out. If only I had the time between working full-time and going to grad school, and the few other podcasts I listen to
  5. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    I had no idea either. That blows my mind!
  6. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I wonder if they'll make a podcast about all the rap and r&b albums they have shelved over the years