Jabberjaw Media, a new music-focused podcast network founded by Matt Carter (Emery, The BadChristian Podcast), Nick Bunda (BadChristian Producer), and Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management) has launched today. The trio formed the network after seeing that there was a need for podcasts to collectively strategize and find ways to build stronger audiences through cross-promotion and shared resources. They collaborated to create a music-centric podcast network enabling direct communication between artists and their audience without the influence of media conglomerates or other gatekeepers. The artist-friendly network will work with its shows and creators to produce and innovate in the podcasting medium, encouraging free expression of thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. Jabberjaw Media intends to aggregate present podcasts and help them thrive while also seeking to produce and develop new talent within independent music and beyond.
Jabberjaw Media has currently developed and launched two brand new shows, Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told (of Silverstein) and The Art Collective with Stephen Christian (formerly of Anberlin). Shane Told’s brand-new podcast features interviews with other prominent front men and women within the music industry. Interviews are recorded in back stages, green rooms, and back lounges of tour busses. Shane Told attempts to peel back the curtain on the lives and thoughts of lead singers. In sharp contrast, The Art Collective with Stephen Christian delivers interviews that focus on music and literature, in an attempt to understand how the two art forms influence each other. Stephen Christian’s show is a lofty and introspective look at the creative process and commonality of artists, authors, and musicians.
Podcasts like The BadChristian Podcast (members of Emery) have successfully found a way to create and monetize massive and loyal audiences that consume and download over 50,000 episodes per week, attracting other artists and shows to adopt the model and work together. The music industry quickly offered its vote of confidence, as Jabberjaw Media was able to raise funding and secure title sponsorships withSound Rink and KingsRoad for today’s public launch of the network.
Nick Bunda (Producer of The BadChristian Podcast) had this to say about the Jabberjaw Podcast Network Launch:
“We’re here to develop new ideas and ways to create great shows with other artists. Due to our success with BadChristian, Matt Carter and I were being approached to develop and produce podcasts for other talented people in the music industry. Jabberjaw Media became the obvious next step. With our experience and past successes, as well as the addition of Mike Mowery, we knew that the three of us could expect to achieve even greater success by creating Jabberjaw Media and collaborating with other talented people.”
Jabberjaw Media Podcast Network will feature: The Bad Christian Podcast, Break it Down with Matt Carter, 100 Words or Less with Ray Harkins, Nothing to Write Home About with Matt Pryor, Metal Sucks Podcast, Washed Up Emo, Modern Vinyl, Metal Brainiac, and newly developed shows Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told, and The Art Collective with Stephen Christian.