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Former WNYC Studios VP & BBC Commissioning Editor Tony Phillips Joins Broccoli Content as Chief Content Officer

PRESS RELEASE — March 18, 2020

Tony Phillips, former Vice President for On-Demand Content at WNYC studios and Commissioning Editor for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service, joins Broccoli Content as Chief Content Officer in March 2020.

Phillips role will be to scale Broccoli’s ambitions and develop international partnerships with key talent and producers.

Renay Richardson, Broccoli Content Founder says, “It’s a coup to have Tony join the team at Broccoli. He has been at the forefront of the podcast industry and we are thrilled to have his experience and vision on board to bring our ambitions to life.”

Tony Phillips says, “The UK is home to some of the best new ideas and podcast creators in the world - and joining Broccoli offers me an irresistible opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting companies in this creative community. I’m looking forward to helping Broccoli originate unique and nutritious content”

At WNYC Studios, home to many critically acclaimed and popular podcasts of the last decade, Phillips was the editorial and management lead on a number of shows including Freakonomics Radio and A Piece of Work with Abbi Jacobson, a partnership with the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Prior to joining WNYC, Phillips was a Commissioning Editor for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service, where he was responsible for commissioning 300 features and documentaries a year. His commissions included The Listening Project for Radio 4 and Open-Eye, a multi-platform series presented by leading photo-journalists combining compelling audio documentary-making and short-form photo-films.

Phillips joins Broccoli Content as the London-based audio production company launches its third podcast series after entering into a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment in autumn 2019. Anthems is a bold collection of highly-produced 31 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional women across Britain released every day for the month of March as part of International Women’s Day. Broccoli’s growing slate also includes their flagship series Your Broccoli Weekly and Money 101 for BBC Sounds.

About Broccoli Content

Broccoli Content was founded in 2018 by award-winning producer Renay Richardson after the runaway success of her independently produced podcast About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge. Broccoli’s purpose is to create content that’s good for you, while opening opportunities for minority talent both in front of, and behind, the mic. Featuring a diverse team of storytellers and audio enthusiasts, Broccoli’s goal is to build an inclusive environment that breaks away from the stale and pale mainstream cultural industry, while offering audiences healthy and bold media alternatives. Their current slate includes the flagship series Your Broccoli Weekly hosted journalist Diyora Shadijanova; Money 101, a Millennial personal finance podcast, for BBC Sounds and the moving series Anthems, 31 original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional women across Britain

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Records, Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Black Butter Records, BPG Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Century Media, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Disruptor Records, District 18 Entertainment, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, House of Iona Records, Insanity Records, Keep Cool, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Masterworks Broadway, Ministry of Sound Recordings, Monument Records, OKeh, Palm Tree Records, Polo Grounds Music, Portrait, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records Relentless Records, Reunion Records, Same Plate Entertainment, Six Course Music Group, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Records and Visionary Records. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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