GRAMMY MUSEUM® PARTNERS WITH HOWSTUFFWORKS TO LAUNCH “REQUIRED LISTENING” PODCAST ALL-NEW PODCAST FEATURES IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS WITH BOTH LEGENDARY AND UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS, HOSTED BY GRAMMY MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SCOTT GOLDMAN
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (APRIL 12, 2018) — The GRAMMY Museum® and HowStuffWorks, the award-winning and industry-leading podcast network, have partnered to launch a new podcast titled “Required Listening” featuring conversations with legendary and up-and-coming artists and music industry icons revealing candid stories about their career trajectories and their greatest successes. Hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman, episodes are released weekly and provide listeners with an insider’s perspective on what inspires music creators, how they approach their craft, and where they’re going next.
The debut episode of “Required Listening” features an intimate interview with GRAMMY®winners Imagine Dragons. Subsequent episodes feature artists and industry executives such as Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys; Sean “Diddy” Combs with Live Nation’s Heather Parry; Cold War Kids; Sheryl Crow; Clive Davis with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Johnny Mathis; Erika Ender; producer Jimmy Iovine with director Allen Hughes; Julia Michaels; and Justin Tranter. Upcoming episodes will feature Bishop Briggs, Melissa Etheridge, Andy Grammer, Nikki Lane, Billy Porter Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff, and Keith Urban. “One of the pillars of our mission at the GRAMMY Museum is to preserve and celebrate the legacies of artists past, present, and future,” said Goldman. “With our own podcast, we are able to give music fans a unique and intimate view of what goes into making music and building a career. We are thrilled to be able to do that through our partnership with HowStuffWorks.” “We could not be more excited to partner with the GRAMMY Museum,” said Conal Byrne, President of HowStuffWorks. “We felt like with all of the incredible music available to fans, there were still not enough places in podcasting for musicians to talk about the creative process—how they get ideas, what inspires them, and where they’re going next. We think ‘Required Listening’ fills that gap in a great, new way.” Episodes of “Required Listening” are published each week and can be found wherever podcasts are available. Many of these episodes were recorded in front of a live audience during the GRAMMY Museum’s public programs series, which takes place weekly in the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The podcast is also recorded on the road at music events and in notable music cities throughout the United States. ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy™ and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming. For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org, “like” the GRAMMY Museum onFacebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. ABOUT HOWSTUFFWORKS Founded in 1998, HowStuffWorks is the leading for-profit publisher of entertaining and informative podcast content. With over 20 brands including Stuff You Should Know, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Atlanta Monster, and Stuff Mom Never Told You, the HowStuffWorks team reaches a highly engaged fan base across multiple platforms and distribution partners and has amassed a library of more than 8,000 podcasts and 1 billion downloads. With this expansive and award-winning collection of audio podcasts, HowStuffWorks is ranked No. 2 in global downloads and streams. The company is headquartered in Atlanta and operates studios out of Los Angeles.