We’ve seen a fair few labels launch their own music-focused podcasts in recent times, but not quite so many publishers. Warner Chappell is, though: it’s launching a new music-documentary podcast called ‘Final Sessions’, hosted by journalist Joe Levy.
The first four-part series focuses on the late Harry Nilsson, who died in 1994. It coincides with the release of ‘Lost and Founnd’, an album of demos he was working on at the time of his death.
The first episode of the podcast is available now. “I’m a big Nilsson fan, so the news of Losst and Founnd was exciting in and of itself – but to take a step back and talk about how this album came about, and delve into Nilsson’s songwriting process, it’s a really special thing,” said Warner Chappell’s SVP of creative services Ashley Winton. “This podcast is a great example of how Warner Chappell is finding and building opportunities that highlight the great songs in the WCM catalog and telling the incredible stories of our songwriters.”
The Nilsson episodes are described as the ‘first season’ of ‘Final Sessions’, so it seems the publisher will be applying the format to other songwriters if it goes well.