Veterans Of Music, Tech, & Advertising Industries Come Together To Launch Groundbreaking Music Podcast Label

Signal Co. No1, a new music culture podcast label, launched on January 23rd with a 3 min trailer for its debut program, Past Is Prologue, Pixies generating extraordinary attention. A wide breadth of international media coverage-from the U.S., UK and Canada to China, South Africa, South America, Europe and beyond-helped the trailer reach #7 on the Apple Podcast Music Chart within days. Episode 1 is set to debut on June 27th

Podcast industry leader Stitcher is confirmed as the exclusive advertising partner for the 12-episode season of Past Is Prologue, Pixies. Stitcher's Midroll advertising network represents over 200 of the world's largest podcasts.

"At Stitcher, our commitment to listeners is to source the best content that informs and entertains them, wherever they listen to podcasts," said Erik Diehn, CEO of Stitcher. "Our partnership with Signal Co. No1 on this series brings our audiences a fresh, behind-the-scenes look at the music industry for fans of music and podcasts alike and expands what's possible within the growing digital audio ecosystem."

The founders of Signal Co. No1 bring decades of diverse experience with musicians, records labels, podcasts, tech companies, and brands having created and led teams for such varied clients as: WNYC Studios/Radiolab, Spotify, Amanda Palmer, Coca-Cola, David Lynch, Disney, Flaming Lips, Harley Davidson, J Dilla, Jeep, Levis, Nas, Neil Gaiman, Nike, Pixies, Rob Zombie, The Cure, IBM, Vogue, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more. (Full list of founders here.)

"Nobody expected our launch to perform at such unprecedented levels. Leave it to Pixies to have the loudest podcast launch ever," said Kevin Wortis, Signal Co. No1 Founder & CEO.

In the weeks and months ahead Signal Co. No1 will release a succession of carefully curated new podcasts in partnership with some of the most respected and acclaimed names in music, becoming the premier destination for fans to discover and interact with beautifully produced stories, news and conversations from the world of music.

Signal Co. No1 is a podcast label dedicated exclusively to music culture. Signal Co. No1 original content is available across all podcast platforms, including Signal's own.

Stitcher the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app, available for iOS and Android devices, is one of the world's most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service. Stitcher is the parent company of Midroll Media, the leading podcast advertising network representing over 200 of the world's largest podcasts, top-ranked comedy podcast network Earwolf and the Stitcher Originals network. With offices in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, Stitcher was founded in 2007 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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