Osiris Media isn’t a brand new startup – 2018 was its first year – but it’s new to us, and perhaps newly-interesting for the industry, given the current activity around podcasts and music-streaming. It’s a podcast production company with an emphasis on music and culture, with shows that cover specific genres including indie, classic rock, bluegrass, folk and jam-bands.

“We envision Osiris serving passionate music fans of any kind, around the world. It’s a model that can be replicated and applied to any fanbase,” explains the company’s profile on investment site AngelList – the profile is newly-created, which is often a sign that a startup is thinking about external investment.

Armed with a pitch of “ESPN for music—podcasts, video and events for passionate music fans”, the company’s CEO is RJ Bee, previously of Washington-based comms agency Hattaway Communications. Its founder is Thomas Marshall, a long-time writer for jam-band Phish, who also ran a music/tech startup called LyrikMachine back in 2012-13.

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