Can Newark, NJ, become “the Black tech mecca?” A leader over at Audible seems to think so.
Aug 15, 2023
When you put your coins behind Black storytelling, the possibilities are endless! Following up on previous news shared by AfroTech, Audible continues its global multi-year, multi-project development, production, and audio licensing deal alongside comedian and actor Kevin Hart and renowned journalist and best-selling author Charlamagne Tha God. “We are excited to introduce our listeners to the dynamic inaugural slate of content from our collaboration with Kevin Hart and Charlamagne Tha God’s SBH Productions,” said Zola Mashariki, Head of Audible Studios, in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “Audible is dedicated to telling powerful stories and showcasing established and underrepresented voices in audio, and SBH’s first collection of projects will offer Audible listeners rich, multifaceted narratives.”
Feb 8, 2022
Issa Rae said it was her “me season.” In yet another deal that serves the Black creative community, Issa Rae proves that it’s her winning season even with the series ending of the beloved “Insecure.” In a press release provided to AfroTech, the creator’s company Raedio has announced that it has closed in on a worldwide multi-project development deal with Audible.
Jan 21, 2022
Queen Latifah has entered into a new, exclusive deal with Audible. In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the rap legend and star of CBS’s hit show “The Equalizer” has entered into a first-look deal with the audiobook streaming company. Through Flavor Unit — the production company she co-founded with longtime business partner Shakim Compere — the Queen will produce exclusive audio content for the platform. The first bit of content up for proffer is called Streets, “Rhymes & Sugar: A Hip-Hop Memoir,” and it’s from entrepreneur and screenwriter Michael Elliot (“Brown Sugar,” “Just Wright,” “Like Mike”), which will be released on August 5, 2021. This short-form Audible Original will chronicle Elliot’s path from a homeless teenager on the streets of Philadelphia to a successful screenwriter. Also coming from Elliot is a scripted romantic comedy, “Technically Speaking,” about a single mom who falls for the founder of the big tech company she works for in Silicon Valley....
Jul 20, 2021
Media giants Kevin Hart and Charlamagne Tha God have announced an exclusive partnership with online platform Audible in an effort to bring forth more Black voices to the forefront of culturally-nuanced conversations, Forbes reports . According to Audible , the global multi-year, multi-project development, production, and audio licensing deal is an innovative collaboration that joins both Kevin’s Hartbeat Productions and Charlamagne’s CTHAGOD World Productions, to achieve a common goal that aims to amplify rising Black creatives and their unique narratives. View this post on Instagram Been working on this for a minute with my brother @cthagod ….We are finally here and I’m hype as hell about it damn it!!!!! It’s not just about what you do…it’s also about the opportunities that you create for others….I can’t wait for you all to get a major dose of what we have coming your way!!!!!!! Major thank you to @audible for understanding and believing in our vision!!!!!!! A post shared by...
Oct 27, 2020
Need some sweet dreams? Diddy can solve that problem. Audible and Thrive Global released a sleep meditation program with the business entrepreneur titled “ Honor Yourself: Meditation Guided By Diddy. ” In a velvety, slow-talking tone, the artist now known as “Brother Love” guides listeners through a meditative rest that is perfect for bedtime. “There’s nothing to do right now but let go. By getting into bed, you sent the signal that it was time to rest. And by being here right now, resting, sinking into your breath, you’re honoring that signal,” Diddy says over New Age music, according to USA Today . “Right now, all you have to concentrate on is feeling calm, feeling relaxed, feeling at peace, feeling heavy.” Last week, he also tweeted the “free gift” to fans on Twitter. https://twitter.com/Diddy/status/1252740194987540480?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet Diddy is one celebrity voice among the Amazon company’s Dream Team , which also includes recording artist...
Apr 27, 2020