A change is as good as a rest, so they say. And the CMU Podcast has had both, returning from a two month summer break as Setlist.
Originally launched in 2011, the CMU Podcast has been through various iterations, including a brief period being recorded live in front of an audience at the Roundhouse in Camden. It returned to a weekly format in 2015, thanks to sponsorship from 7digital, with CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke taking an irreverent but in-depth look at the week’s biggest music business news stories.
As Setlist, the format of the show stays roughly the same, but comes with a new theme tune and artwork, as well as the new name.
“When we first launched the podcast, we thought of it as a supplement for CMU Daily readers – a way for people to delve further into what we’d been discussing in the bulletin”, says Malt. “But the show has built up a loyal following over the years, which has grown dramatically since our 2015 relaunch. It now reaches far beyond CMU Daily readers – and for many listeners it is their first introduction to CMU. Now seemed like the right time to relaunch the show with a new name, as that audience continues to grow”.
Of the show itself, Malt adds: “Recording the podcast is the highlight of my week, which I hope comes across to listeners. I love being able to look at stories in ways that we’re not necessarily able to in written form, and to further analyse what’s going on in the modern music industry. If you are already a CMU reader, I think it does complement what you read in the Daily, as we originally intended. But if it’s your only contact with what we do, you’ll get plenty from it too”.
Episode 1 of Setlist is available now, wherever you get your podcasts from – you can find us on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, SoundCloud, audioBoom and many more. Find out more and listen here.[from http://ift.tt/2lvivLP]