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Spotify announces three new original podcasts about the music industry

Spotify announces three new original podcasts about the music industry

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Spotify just announced three new original podcasts, TechCrunch reports. The podcasts will feature discussions about musical moments on TV, daily interviews with people in the creative industry, and the life of music industry exec Chris Lighty.

Showstopper, which premiered today, is hosted by The Fader’s Naomi Zeichner, who will interview music supervisors for popular television shows like Girls and Stranger Things. Unpacked will be hosted by Broad City’s music supervisor Matt FX and Spotify Studios’ talent manager Michele Santucci. The duo will interview “all manner of creative folks,” beginning at SXSW on March 14th. And lastly, The Chris Lighty Story will be about a music industry exec who worked with the likes of Nas, 50 Cent, and Missy Elliott before passing away in 2012. It will premiere sometime in April.

The move follows Spotify’s announcement back in 2015 that it would start hosting podcasts from places like Comedy Central and Vice News. As TechCrunch points out, the service also very timidly stepped into original podcast territory with the launch of the election podcast Clarify last fall. But these new podcasts are proof that Spotify is serious about original content, even when it comes to mediums it’s not normally known for.

Spotify says it will announce more originals later this year.