National Geographic expands


It’s known for its magazine. But the iconic publishing outfit has long been involved in television and film enterprises, and has been active online. It’s been active on radio as well, with "Radio Expeditions" on NPR. It is now expanding into music and radio. The goal of the new music recording, music publishing and syndicated radio program ventures is to reach people who care about the planet, according to Reuters. Musicians Peter Gabriel, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper as mentioned as collaborators, and along with NPR, Clear Channel and Salem Communications are said to be in the mix. Details are expected this fall.