Issa Rae’s Raedio Company Tunes in With Audible for Development Deal

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Raedio, the audio company founded by Issa Rae, has inked a development deal with podcast service Audible. 

In an exclusive multi-project development deal with Audible, Raedio, the audio company founded by Issa Rae, will develop audio content across multiple genres and seek out audio adaptations of existing shows and IP. 

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Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society, Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media, Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Productions and The SpringHill Company, owned by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, have all recently signed production and development deals with Audible. 

“We Stay Looking” and “Looking for LaToya,” two fictional podcasts that lampoon the true crime genre and how missing Black women are typically disregarded, were both produced by Raedio in collaboration with Tenderfoot TV and HBO. Music direction for HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show and original music for Rae’s successful show Insecure are among Raedio’s other musical endeavors. 

“We’ve had tremendous success with scripted podcasts over the years and with our Audible collaboration we’re excited to bring fresh, original content to Audible listeners everywhere,” said Raedio President Benoni Tagoe. “Our goal is to continue to supply the audio pipeline from music to storytelling as an audio everywhere company.” 

The Head of Audible Studios, Zola Mashariki, said the company is devoted to working with new voices that move and affect culture, adding that Raedio has fully fulfilled and met that goal. 

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“We are thrilled to be in business with Issa and Benoni who consistently create extraordinarily rich content defined by character driven storytelling,” she said. 

Raedio is an “audio everywhere company” that connects artists with projects in cinema and television, advertisements, podcasts and more. It also supervises music for a variety of television shows and feature films, including those on Starz, HBO, Netflix and Hulu.

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