Los Angeles-based, Emmy Award-winning Asylum Entertainment Group (Asylum), announced the hire of seasoned audio pioneer Chris Corcoran to run its leading audio-forward division Audity (Kim Kardashian’s The System: The Case of Kevin Keith, Hillsong: A Megachurch Shattered, Ice T’s Daily Game).
Corcoran, a Founding Partner of Cadence13, joins Audity as General Manager and Chief Content Officer to spearhead the company’s ambitious strategy and elevate its creative vision. He will report directly to Jodi Flynn, President of Asylum Entertainment Group.
Most recently, Corcoran served as the Chief Content Officer for Cadence13, the award-winning podcast company he helped launch. As one of the original architects of Cadence13, he defined and led the creative vision and evolution while also overseeing talent relations and content development, including the Peabody-nominated C13Originals documentary study and the C13Features podcast movie studio.
While there, he led the launch of original franchises including Gone South, Gangster Capitalism, It Was Said, Root of Evil and The Sunshine Place, introduced some of the most influential voices in the podcast space – notably Jon Meacham, Emma Chamberlain, JJ Redick, Glennan Doyle and Adrian Wojnarowski – and launched powerful brands and titles, including Crooked Media, Tenderfoot TV, Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade, and Origins with James Andrew Miller.
“Chris epitomizes the entrepreneurial drive, creative instincts and insight needed to further chart our success in the audio universe,” says Steve Michaels, CEO of Asylum Entertainment Group. “His impeccable track record and passion for building brands and voices from the ground up fuel the quality of his storytelling. We’re excited to have him on board.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of a creative team that has such great ambition to build,” says Chris Corcoran, GM and Chief Content Officer of Audity. “I’m grateful to Steve and the team for this special opportunity, and to lead the audio studio with an objective of creative excellence and engaging storytelling.”
The news comes hot on the heels of a busy year for Audity. Among their recent credits include Kim Kardashian’s The System: The Case of Kevin Keith, a criminal-justice reform series that quickly became Spotify’s number-one podcast, as well as Hillsong: A Megachurch Shattered, an eight-episode companion series to discovery+’s Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed, and Ice T’s Daily Game for iHeart.