Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Fantastic. It’s a new year and we’re so incredibly excited about what we’ve got in store.
So how did you all come together to create this network?
Organically, more or less. It’s been an idea in one form or another for the better part of two years. Matt and Nick and their involvement with BCPOD were talking to other podcasters and sharing ideas. They began speaking about the value or working together. During the spring of 2015 Mike appeared on BCPOD and a few other podcasts and wanted to find a way to get further involved in the format/medium. He sparked the conversation and the three founders realized that they each bring certain strengths to the company.
In the press release it says the difference between JabberJaw and other networks would be that this is a music friendly co. – now, I don’t want to spark any controversies but then what’s your opinion on networks like Idobi which most of their shows are run by artists. What’s the difference between JabberJaw and Idobi?
Jabberjaw is boutique and we serve to help our hosts create the best shows possible. Our goal has been to aggregate existing podcasts, monetize those, and produce new podcasts (i.e. Lead Singer Syndrome and the Art Collective). We strive to help our hosts maximize the quality of their shows by working directly with them in an A&R capacity.
All the shows would be based on music or they would only have musicians speaking about different topics besides music?
Both, honestly. The tie in is music, thus far. The hosts are either musicians (or past musicians) or ones who talk about music.
Is the station targeted to a specific demographic?
The network’s demographic aligns with the history of the founders. We all come from a punk rock background that have found flourishing careers in the professional music business. Our shows, thus far, are a reflection of that. But we are not limiting ourselves.
Say an artist or someone would like to join the network – are you open to submissions or how does that work out?
We are always in search of quality ideas and hosts, there’s a contact form on the website which we read the submissions. We aren’t looking to amass a ton of shows that are copy cats of one another. We want to create great shows that will engage the listeners.
What other things does JabberJaw Media have in store?
We want to continue to develop shows and support the arts. We have a lot of ideas. Time will tell!