Featuring Live Music and Exclusive Interviews From a Stellar LineUp that Includes Cheap Trick, Rob Thomas, David Crosby, Dawes, Frankie Valli, Shawn Mendez, Southside Johnny, and More.
New York, NY – October 17, 2016 -- AdLarge Media has partnered with Front and Center Entertainment for exclusive rights to ad sales for three music-and-interview podcasts adapted from the popular public television series,FrontAndCenter. The three podcasts –FrontAndCenter, Speakeasy, and Iridium Live – will launch this fall with live music clips and exclusive, behind-the-scenes interviews that reveal personal insights and experiences of some of the biggest names across all musical genres. The FrontAndCenter series has been highly acclaimed for producing quality experiences in non-traditional settings that showcase the true passion and artistry of world-renowned musical performers
FrontAndCenter Podcast – With ‘big names in small places,’ each episode features an intimate back-stage interview and live performance clips. Upcoming artists include Joe Jackson, Brett Eldredge, and Southside Johnny.
Speakeasy Podcast – Unlike any other interview setting, the artist and interviewer of their choice exchange intimate and untold details of their careers. Examples include David Crosby with Wynton Marsalis, Graham Nash with Rita Coolidge, and Frankie Valli with Paul Shaffer.
Iridium Live Podcast –Backstage interviews and live performance clips from an eclectic mix of artists, such as John Waite, Garland Jeffreys, and Betty LaVette, in an even smaller, cozier environment at the Iridium Club in NYC.
"We saw an amazing opportunity to bring fans and artists closer together,” stated Jay Green, Vice President, Digital Content Partnerships for AdLarge Media. “What FrontAndCenter is doing with their podcasts allows their listeners to take a seat with legendary artists and get to know them in a way that only the intimacy of podcasts can bring.”
“We’re very excited to offer a music-based podcast opportunity to our advertisers,” added Yvonne Lacey, Vice President, Digital Sales Development for AdLarge Media. “Music, and the artists who create it, evokes passion in fans. Front And Center Entertainment’s distinctive approach allows listeners to take that engagement even deeper on a podcast platform.”
“We created these programs around the artists,” explained Don Maggi, Executive Producer of Front And Center Entertainment. “We set out to give them a rare platform to speak openly and comfortably. AdLarge Media’s success in audio advertising made them the ideal choice for representing our podcasts to the advertising community.”
About AdLarge Media (www.adlarge.com)
AdLarge Media is the fastest-growing independent audio advertising sales company in the U.S., representing radio, digital, and mobile content providers. The company is at the forefront of advertising innovation, driving revenue at the intersection of content and technology with customized solutions that deliver a demonstrated return on investment in an ever-changing media landscape. AdLarge serves a large portfolio of agencies and brands and is widely recognized for its collaborative partnerships. Founded in 2010 by industry leaders Gary Schonfeld and Cathy Csukas, AdLarge Media has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit.
About Front and Center Entertainment LLC
Front and Center Entertainment, LLC produces the popular music performance television series Front and Center, as well as the groundbreaking talk show Speakeasy. Both shows broadcast to viewers nationally on public television. Front and Center Entertainment, LLC began producing Front and Center in 2012. The concert series, now in its seventh season, has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, Country Music Association, American Music and Academy of Country Music Award winners, rock icons and multi-platinum sellers including Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, The Fray, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Dierks Bentley, Jack Johnson, Counting Crows, Rob Thomas, and The Avett Brothers. Speakeasy, which began airing in January 2015, features an iconic talent chatting intimately with an interviewer of their choosing. Included are conversations with Roger Waters and Bill Weir, David Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rodgers and Valerie Simpson, Carlos Santana and Harry Belafonte, and Robbie Robertson with Warren Zanes.