Evergreen Podcasts Rolls Up A Rocking Future For Original Music Podcasts

Evergreen Podcasts (“Evergreen”) continues to invest in its music podcast channel with the acquisition of controlling interest in Sound Talent Media’s (“Sound Talent”) award-winning slate of original music podcasts, expanding a unique and introspective collection of artist explorations for music enthusiasts worldwide.

In the Spring of 2022, Evergreen and Sound Talent announced their collaboration to grow audiences, produce new programming, and increase listenership – onboarding star-powered shows like The Punk Rock MBA, Axe to Grind, Chris DeMakes A Podcast, and The Ex-Man with Doc Coyle.

Combined with the Cleveland-based media company’s content partnership with Osiris Media, Evergreen’s music channel has grown to nearly half a million monthly listeners across 55 music podcasts.

“The stage is set to grow our unparalleled music podcast portfolio to a new level,” said Michael C. DeAloia, Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen.

Further investment by Evergreen Podcasts marks a significant step in expanding their stake in the industry. With expertise in sourcing music and lifestyle podcasts, Sound Talent will play a pivotal and collaborative role in building one of the best music podcast rosters in the world.

“Evergreen’s partnership has been instrumental to our growth,” says Sound Talent Co-Founder Matt Andersen. “We’re eager to take our collaboration to new heights and explore the opportunities ahead.”

DeAloia adds, “We are beyond excited to be working with the brilliant minds at Sound Talent.” Together, Evergreen Podcasts and Sound Talent are poised to grow a variety of fresh audio and video content, enriching the lives of listeners and creators worldwide.

None But the Brave Podcast Joins Evergreen Podcasts

Evergreen Podcasts announced its newest edition to the network, None But The Brave, a show that takes a comprehensive look at the music and career of Bruce Springsteen. The show is hosted by film producer Hal Schwartz, and Backstreets Magazine contributor Flynn McLean. Hal Schwartz is the President of Bull Market Entertainment. He is a longtime Springsteen fan who has seen over 200 shows on three continents, and Flynn McLean is a contributor to Backstreets Magazine since 2002 and has seen 100+ shows. By day, he is a web developer on government contracts.

“Flynn and I are overjoyed to have None But the Brave join Evergreen Podcasts. We started the podcast as a labor of love, and we are so gratified by the response it received,” said Hal Schwartz

“Thanks so much to all our loyal and passionate listeners. We deeply appreciate all the feedback we’ve gotten from them. We look forward to growing the podcast with Evergreen’s support. Most of all, we want to express our immense gratitude to the artist whose incredible work is the topic of our show and who inspires us every day. Thanks, Bruce.”

“It’s great to be adding a music lover’s podcast like None But The Brave to our growing music category for Evergreen,” noted Gerardo Orlando, Vice President of Network Development.” Springsteen has one of the largest and most loyal fan bases in the music industry, and Hal and Flynn have created a fantastic podcast that every “Boss” fan can enjoy. We believe None But the Brave will be an important anchor of a dynamic music channel on Evergreen Podcasts.”

The two-part second season finale featuring Backstreets Magazine comes to the Evergreen Network, with part one releasing on July 6, 2021. Backstreets Magazine has been the preeminent source of Bruce Springsteen news for over 40 years. During that time, four people have guided the magazine and been responsible for its content; all four remain active in the ongoing efforts at Backstreets.com. The two-part season finale of None But the Brave represents the first time they have all spoken publicly together. Flynn and Hal are overjoyed to be joined by Charles R. Cross, Erik Flannigan, Jonathan Pont, and Chris Phillips on these episodes for a wide-ranging discussion on the magazine, working with Bruce and his management, their love of the music, shows they all wish they could travel back in time for, and much more.

Evergreen Podcasts Wins 4 Communicator Awards

Evergreen Podcasts is thrilled to announce that it recently won four Communicator Awards. This year will be the 27th annual celebration of the Communicator Awards, which honor excellence in strategic, effective, and meaningful communication across digital, video, podcasts, marketing, mobile and print. Three Evergreen podcasts took home four awards including:

Awards of Excellence: Individual Episode Business: Chad & Cheese – “Career builder Smoke Screen”

Awards of Excellence: Branded Series: Banking Transformed

Awards of Distinction: Individual Episode: Banking Transformed – “Banking Cannot Ignore the Gen Z Potential”.

Awards of Distinction: Individual Episode: Five Minute News – “Catastrophe in Yemen.”

“All of us at Evergreen are popping champaign corks today,” noted David Allen Moss, Chief Creative Officer of Evergreen Podcasts. “The entire team has invested so much more time and energy in creating some of the best shows in the podcast industry. A great acknowledgement that we are doing podcasting right.”

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations like Amazon, Big Spaceship, Chelsea Pictures, Conde Nast, Critical Mass, Disney, ESPN, GE Digital, IBM, The Nation of Artists, Next-door, Spotify, Time Inc., The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones and Wired. To learn more about the AIVA, please visit their website.

Evergreen Podcasts Invests in Podcast Radio

Evergreen Podcasts has announced an investment in Podcast Radio a UK-based independent platform for discovering and promoting podcasts through digital broadcasting and a radio-like experience. The platform features sample episodes and podcasts from all over the world introduced by “podjocks” who also interview content creators. In late 2020, Podcast Radio announced its own podcast production network which will be powered by Evergreen Podcasts.

This is the third investment announcement for Evergreen Podcasts which has completed investments into the podcast Five Minute News and Ars Longa, a medical and wellness podcast network. The deal includes two investments by Evergreen into Podcast Radio, alignment on the sales and marketing strategies of the businesses and an agreement to host, distribute and potentially produce new podcasts for both the U.S. and U.K. markets.

Gerard Edwards, Founder of Podcast Radio said, “Podcast Radio has experienced great success in our first year, as we continually help listeners discover new podcasts. We were naturally drawn to Evergreen as we are dedicated to showcasing incredible podcast content on our platform. We look forward to furthering our fantastic partnership.”

“Evergreen was immediately captivated by the Podcast Radio concept,” noted Michael DeAloia, Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen Podcasts. “And when we discovered in our discussions of Podcast Radio’s desire to launch its own podcast network it cemented our desire to invest in the podcast startup.”