Best Music podcasts (Updated January 2018; image)
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Song Exploder
Monthly+
 
Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
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All Songs Considered
Weekly+
 
Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
 
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Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio
Weekly+
 
Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.
 
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KZradio הקצה
Daily+
 
An independent radio station from Tel Aviv. For music lovers by music lovers.
 
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Live In Concert from NPR's All Songs Considered
 
Hear live shows from Spiritualized, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes, Beirut and many more. Recorded by NPR Music at venues and festivals across the country. Find more at npr.org/music.
 
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Soul Music
Rare
 
Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact
 
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Popcast
Weekly
 
New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica and guests discuss the latest pop music news, the top songs, the best albums, the biggest stars — and the up and coming stars you haven't heard of yet.
 
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Pop Shop Podcast
Weekly+
 
Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson offer weekly Billboard chart breakdowns, discuss the hottest music news and cover the year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans, chart junkies and everyone in between are invited to this weekly half-hour discussion.
 
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Next Music Online
Weekly
 
Next is a new music show with a simple goal: Find you a new favorite song. I firmly believe that good people listen to good people. Please check out the website http://allthingsnext.com. Enjoy it all, stay sexy and if you love someone hug them right now.
 
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World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN
 
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
 
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Songlines Podcast
Rare
 
Songlines magazine covers the world's most exciting music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, featuring artists from all around the globe. Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings, travel stories and every issue comes with an exclusive compilation CD
 
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NPR's Mountain Stage
Monthly+
 
Mountain Stage Podcast
 
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The Watt From Pedro Show
Monthly+
 
Mike Watt (solo artist, Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy Pop and The Stooges) playing some tunes and doing some spiel. Assisted by brother matt and coming to you from the wild kingdom at the pleasure point, in San Pedro California!
 
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The Guardian's Music Podcast
Monthly
 
The Guardian's Music podcast is our irregular but ever excellent look at music culture. The latest in this series is the Brasil Music Exchange - bringing you the freshest music from Brazil emerging artists. Plus the podcast version of our live radio shows on NTS, The Guardian Radio Hour. Each week a special guest joined the Guardian’s Kate Hutchinson to discuss a musical theme, from Neneh Cherry on her journey from jazz to punk, to Stewart Lee’s survey of music and stand-up comedy. It’s very ...
 
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Travels in Music
Weekly
 
A Podcast That Shares Stories About Music From Around The World
 
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Endless Boundaries Jam Radio
Monthly+
 
Your site for the best in Jam Band Radio! Catch EB live Saturday nights 6-10pmEST on Z88.9 FM.
 
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Defected Radio
Weekly+
 
Podcast from Defected Records
 
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KEXP Song of the Day
Daily
 
KEXP's Song of the Day podcast features exclusive in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent musicians that KEXP thinks listeners should hear along with songs from more well-known artists.
 
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This Song F***ing Sucks!
Monthly+
 
In this podcast host Jeff Kalmbach is joined every other week by a guest to discuss songs deemed truly horrible and discuss what makes them so.
 
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Music Biz Podcast
Monthly+
 
We cover the topics that matter most to music industry professionals.
 
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Rolling Stone Music Now
Weekly
 
The writers and editors of Rolling Stone take you inside the biggest stories in music. Featuring interviews with our favorite artists; what's playing in the office; expert insight on the week's biggest music news; and much more.
 
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KPFA - Over the Edge presents
Monthly+
 
Themed mixes are made live and spontaneously on the air from a variety of formats and equipment. There is a plan and there is no plan. The mix consists of found sound of many kinds and from many sources, old and new, put together on the run as the continuous audio collage continues. OTE sometimes employs “Receptacle Programming,” which means you.
 
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Reasonably Sound
Monthly
 
A podcast about sound by Mike Rugnetta
 
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KEXP Live Performances Podcast
Weekly+
 
Every week KEXP hosts live performances from our studios and now you can take them with you. With roughly 200 performances each year, KEXP boasts an impressive line-up of guests. Go to KEXP.ORG for a list of upcoming performances.
 
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triple j Like A Version
Monthly+
 
Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio station triple j. Every Friday morning a musician or band comes into the studio to play one of their own songs and a cover of a song they love..
 
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Album by Album Podcast
Daily+
 
Album by Album is a weekly conversation about music and the way it changes our lives. Every week, a guest brings albums and songs that affected them, left an impression or makes them nostalgic.We get guests that enjoy various genres and have them provide an introduction to the genre with samples.We also have a weekly record club!
 
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The Listening Party Podcast
Monthly+
 
A Conversational Music Podcast
 
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Dissect - A Serialized Music Podcast
 
Dissect is a serialized music podcast that breaks long form music analysis into short, digestible episodes. Each season we pick one album and examine one song per episode, dissecting measure-by-measure, word-by-word until we gain a complete understanding of some the finest works of contemporary art. Season 2: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West. Season 1: To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar.
 
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Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown
Rare
 
#1 Syndicate Caribbean Radio Show Worldwide! Official Worldwide Dancehall Hot 20 Countdown
 
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The Music Life
Daily+
 
The Music Life is an exploration of what it means to be a contemporary maker of music during what could be considered 'the wild west' era of the music industry. This exploration is done through conversations with a diverse array of working music artists, producers, and industry professionals. There are many questions to be asked and stories to be told.The podcast is hosted and produced by two working musicians and record producers, Louis Abramson & Joey Secchiaroli. Both have spent the bette ...
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
The Free Music Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free and legal MP3 downloads. Our Song of the Day podcast features handpicked tracks including live in-studio recordings and Creative Commons releases. Every MP3 you discover is pre-cleared for certain types of use that would otherwise be prohibited by copyright laws, ranging from downloads to use in videos and remixes. Visit freemusicarchive.org for more information about individual tracks and artists.
 
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The Sub Pop Podcast
Monthly
 
This is the Sub Pop Podcast, a product of Sub Pop Records, the Seattle-based record label since 1988. Hear stories from inside, outside, and adjacent to Sub Pop, straight from the horse's mouth. Season 3 begins May 23, 2017 with a new episode out every other Tuesday. Absolutely nothing sounds better.
 
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Music Business Worldwide
Rare
 
Music Business Worldwide (MBW) is a free, in-depth news, insight and analysis platform for the international music industry.As a UK-based site with a global outlook, we’re lucky to have access to some of the world’s most exciting professional music businesses on our doorstep.But our remit also extends much further afield, uniting a worldwide community of industry thought-leaders.Whether it’s the colossal US, UK and EU markets, the growing power of Asia-Pacific, Russia and Latin America or th ...
 
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Best of British Unsigned
Weekly
 
B.o.B Unsigned is one of the fastest growing music shows in the world. Ranked number 1 on Google for 'Unsigned Music' it 's played across in 16 countries.
 
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Home Studio Corner
Monthly+
 
Tips, Tricks, and Advice for the Home Recording Studio Owner
 
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Tell Me About Your Song
Monthly
 
In each episode of Tell Me About Your Song, host Jacob Haller talks to a different songwriter about a song they wrote. Concisely edited, with a variety of guests, this show is recommended for anyone who wants to take a deep dive into the creative process!
 
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PRI's The World: Global Hit
Weekly+
 
A daily spotlight on international musical artists and trends. Created by host Marco Werman, the Global Hit features interviews with musicians, critics and deejays around the globe.
 
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Live From Music City
Monthly
 
Live From Music City is directed to singers/musicians who have achieved at least mid-level entry points in their careers. We try to help the artists define the steps they need to take to advance their careers.*We'll discuss a variety of topics through commentary and with guests to showcase their roles within the performing and recording industry. We'll also focus on the music business from the perspective of service to the artist, as well as how the artist can achieve the next levels of succ ...
 
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Music Business Facts- with Rodney Holder
 
Music Business Facts- Where successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.
 
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Canadian Musician Radio
Weekly
 
Hosts Andrew King and Mike Raine, bring you the latest insider look at the Canadian music industry. Listen to interviews with music experts, industry professionals, musicians, songwriters, and producers. Produced by Canadian Musician Magazine - www.canadianmusician.com. For more information contact us at cmradio@nor.com.
 
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1 Beer 1 Song
Monthly
 
Drink Up and Shut
 
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How To Write A Tune
Monthly+
 
Welcome to How To Write A Tune, the only podcast that looks into the hearts, minds and souls of musicians and try to find an answer to the age old question; How do you write a tune? To add this podcast to your Podcast app please paste the following link into your podcast manual feed: http://h2wat.libsyn.com/rss
 
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Barbican Contemporary Music
Monthly
 
The Barbican Centre in London features the world's greatest artists in jazz, folk, world, roots, soul, country, contemporary classical and the more experimental ends of rock, pop and electronica. Look out for new episodes every fortnight with exclusive interviews, lots of good music and backstage reports.
 
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Sound Design Live - Career building interviews on live sound, theatre, AV, recording, and sound system tuning
 
Build your career as a sound engineer. The podcast for live audio professionals. Interviews with the leading innovators in concert, theatre, and corporate production. Submit your questions: http://buff.ly/Nwpsf0Nathan Lively is a Career Coach for Audio Professionals, Podcast Consultant for Small Businesses, and Author.
 
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Complete Music Life Podcast: Musicianship - Business - Tech - Health - Inspiration
 
Guitarist, Songwriter, and Host of the Complete Music Life Podcast
 
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Composers Datebook
Daily
 
Composers Datebook™ is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Each program notes significant or intriguing musical events involving composers of the past and present, with appropriate and accessible music related to each.
 
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The Music Scout
Monthly+
 
The Music Scout showcases the best new music around in 30 minute bitesize episodes of all different genres and sounds. 7 artists each week picked by host Lewis Fisher with the intent to expand your musical brains!
 
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The Music Show - Program podcast
 
Hear the interview of the week from the Music Show, where composer Andrew Ford entertains and informs a wide audience each week, providing two hours of essential listening from the world of music.
 
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Can-Do Radio
Rare
 
 
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Meet the Musician
Monthly
 
iTunes and the Apple Store bring you up close and personal with some of today's hottest musicians, producers, singers, and songwriters. Subscribe to the podcast and stay up to date on the biggest names in the music industry.
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
 
The lead singer of the Irish rock band, who died at 46, wrote songs in the 1990s that deeply touched young women and Irish listeners while appealing to a worldwide audience
 
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KZradio הקצה
 
 
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Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio
 
The Malian musicians, who've been playing together for nearly 40 years, bring some of the most lyrical melodies and joyful sounds we've ever had at the Tiny Desk.
 
Hear a rundown of the best new albums out today, including music from Tune-Yards, Shopping, Belle & Sebastian, First Aid Kit and more.
 
Thanks for checking out the 217th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! Our guest for this show is a powerhouse vocalist from San Antonio, TX! She is also an extremely talented musician, she can play the drums, keyboard, guitar and banjo! She’s a self described Americana artist who is bringing a unique twist to Texas radio and Texas is definitely enjo ...…
 
Brian and Brian explore Björk's 7th studio album Biophilia to try to satisfy an Apple Music reviewer's 5 star request for her Debut album, which neither of us have (yet). Emörks: volcanovinyl@gmail.com Twörks: @volcanovinyl #vv138
 
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KEXP Live Performances Podcast
 
Antisocialites, the second album from Toronto's Alvvays, takes all of the charms of their stellar 2014 debut and sharpens them - the songs are catchier, the band's interplay is more sleek, and Molly Rankin's hooks are the kind of emotional echoes that cut deeper than their gauzy sweetness first implies. Joining DJ Kevin Cole in the KEXP Live Ro ...…
 
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KEXP Song of the Day
 
Alyeska - Stones - a 2017 single on Unsatisfied Records.
 
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Composers Datebook
 
On today’s date in 1853, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” (or “The Troubador”) had its premiere performance at the Teatro Apollo in Rome. It proved an immediate hit. True, some did complain at the time about its gloomy, complicated and downright confusing plot. But Verdi’s music setting had such great tunes and such energetic verve that “I ...…
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
 
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KPFA - Over the Edge presents
 
Themed mixes are made live and spontaneously on the air, consisting of found sound of many kinds and from many sources, old and new, put together on the run as the continuous audio collage continues.
 
In this episode I chat with DeCarlos Garrison from www.bandbasher.com about what it takes to make your move in the music industry today. DeCarlos and his team help DIY musicians achieve success by providing them with useful information gleaned from decades of experience in the business of music. He encourages us to remember that a viral video i ...…
 
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Sound Design Live - Career building interviews on live sound, theatre, AV, recording, and sound system tuning
 
Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-a9vIn this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with freelance recording engineer and a sound system tuning expert for automotive audio and electrical consumer products, Shelley Uprichard. She walks me through sound system tuning for car (using mostly free tools and listening!) and how she got started ...…
 
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The Music Scout
 
Well folks we've made it! Welcome to episode 50!! It's amazing to think that I've made 50 episode of this podcast. Over 350 amazing songs have been played and this is just the start! For this episode, not only do we have the 7 songs that make up the episode, but a bonus 2 songs and an interview for you to celebrate episode 50. The interview is ...…
 
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KZradio הקצה
 
 
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The New Music Industry Podcast | www.MusicEntrepreneurHQ.com | with David Andrew Wiebe
 
If you want to win, you must be in the fight. But you can’t be willy-nilly about that decision, or you’ll just get crushed. So, are you still in the fight? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I talk about how to determine if you’re still doing everything in your power to move your career forward. Podcast Highlights: 00:13 – It ca ...…
 
It's time for musical justice! Joined by the glorious Pam Ribon, we discuss three songs that should be famous, but somehow aren't. Come for Beyonce, Annie Lennox, and Bic Runga, but stay for Billy Joel stripteases, unusual uses for cream soda, and the cockney rage of Teddy Ruxpin III. ALSO: Pre-order Pam's rom-com graphic novel, MY BOYFRIEND IS ...…
 
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Endless Boundaries Jam Radio
 
Endless Boundaries episode 953 celebrates the 20th anniversary of EB's inception. It also marks the final broadcast on the FM dial. The show will continue online, but this show is for the locals as EB looks back to where it all began. See full playlist at endlessboundaries.com.
 
Joey Bada$$ performs his original tune 'Temptation' before putting his spin on a Prince classic with 'When Thugs Cry'.By website@triplej.abc.net.au.
 
Roadkill Ghost Choir - Classics (Die Young) - from the 2017 album False Youth Etcetera on Freakout! Records.
 
On today’s date in 1962, President John F. Kennedy received two memos regarding a dinner party at the White House scheduled the following evening honoring composer Igor Stravinsky and his wife, Vera. The Kennedys were famous for inviting the finest artists and performers to the White House for special presentations. Mrs. Kennedy was a true arts ...…
 
Welcome to 2018. Well, for NEXT that this. We just finished our end of the year review. 2017, it was a glorious year for new music lovers. Let’s find out what 2018 has in store for our ears. Please support these bands…or we wouldn’t have bands like this around to support. Buy an album, or a ticket to a show, or a tee shirt, or…something from th ...…
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
 
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast: Chatter about Justin Timberlake's top 10 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Filthy," Camila Cabello's chances for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, and more.
 
Quebec-based media company Stingray kicked off 2018 with the announcement that it had acquired Qello Concerts, described by Forbes as "the Netflix of concert films and documentaries." The deal adds 2,000 concert films and music documentaries to Stingray's library, along with over 70,000 subscribers from more than 160 countries. Andrew speaks wi ...…
 
- Vocal Mixing Tips! - Analyzers vs. Ears! - When To Use Expanders! - Running Efficient Sessions! - This Week’s Plugin Winner Is………Joe Clar! …and much, MUCH more!
 
Not matter how much of a music geek you may be, globalFEST is a music festival of discovery for everyone. Now in its 15th year, it's a celebration of music from around the world.This year's festival featured extraordinary Congolese music from Jupiter & Okwess, Brazilian avant-pop from Ava Rocha, a twist on traditional Irish music from Jarlath H ...…
 
IDK Talks IWASVERYBAD, Growing Up an Immigrant in PG County, Trouble With the Law as a Youth, and Performs ‘Baby Scale’ Live In Studio IDK grew up in PG County, Maryland, a sprawling suburb of Washington DC. It’s one of the most affluent predominantly black counties in America. He lived in a safe neighborhood. He was raised responsibly by hardw ...…
 
Julien Baker is from Memphis, Tennessee. She released her second album, Turn Out The Lights, in October 2017, on Matador Records. The New York Times called her music "devastating" and Pitchfork gave the album Best New Music. In this episode, Julien tells the story of her song "Appointments," and how writing it helped her work through her though ...…
 
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SCMS: Classical Conversation Podcast
 
Seattle Chamber Music Society and Classical KING FM 98.1 bring you conversations with classical musicians who are particpating in SCMS music festivals. Listen to get an idea of what you'll find on our upcoming podcasts, and find out how you can be part of the live audience during recording sessions!
 
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Now Hear This Entertainment
 
Working towards a new album, this L.A.-based recording artist's dance track debuted at the start of this month at Number 47 on the Billboard dance chart and the following week climbed to Number 40. She has released a video for it that has gotten almost 83 thousand views in just over a month on YouTube. She has another song that is the theme son ...…
 
This week we complete our three-part program featuring the best music from 2017. This time it’s bluegrass and blues, with fiddles and banjos from Molly Tuttle, Noam Pikelny, Old Salt Union and many more. And on the blues side we'll hear from Jim Kweskin, Taj Mahal & Keb’Mo’, Eilen Jewell, John Lee Hooker and others. It’s part three of our “2017 ...…
 
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Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio
 
Brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario seem like they beamed into the Tiny Desk from the year 1971, untouched by the 21st century.
 
The ETX ROCKS Show is proud to present "Songbirds & Troubadours™", a weekly episodic show featuring 2 songwriters and up to 60 minutes of original music! The songwriter is one of, if not the most unheralded arm of the music industry! Our aim is to showcase that craft! Loretta Callens from Winona, TX and Sheila Clark from Marshall, TX are our fe ...…
 
Boys Don't Cry by The Cure is, on the surface, a tribute to teenage angst and a slice of pop perfection. Lol Tolhurst, the band's drummer, wrote the song with his band mates in Robert Smith's parents' house extension.Poorna Bell saw the song's lyrics echo her husband's struggle with expressing his emotions, and describes the devastating impact ...…
 
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KEXP Live Performances Podcast
 
After a seven year break, the members of Broken Social Scene felt compelled to reunite, not just for new music, but to underscore the personal bond that runs through the Toronto collective. Performing songs from their new album, Hug Of Thunder, and a BSS classic, the band join Stevie Zoom in the KEXP Live Room for a four-song performance and a ...…
 
Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive - from the 2018 album What A Time To Be Alive on Merge Records.
 
On today’s date in 1994, at 4:30 a.m. Pacific Coast time, an earthquake struck Southern California. It was located some 20 miles west-northwest of Los Angeles and centered 1 mile south-southwest of Northridge. It registered 6.7 on the Richter scale and caused 44 billion dollars in damage.The event also generated a rock musical entitled “I Was L ...…
 
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Barbican Contemporary Music
 
We speak to the Mercury-nominated former singer from the Young Disciples about her Cage Street Memorial project, which tells her family history through song; a story of multi-culturalism and triumph against the odds.
 
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The Musician's Podcast: Conversations with artists about music
 
Identity, process and not being able to separate yourself when using your real name as a 'stage name'. This episode is exciting! I got to talk to one of THE BEST up and coming artists, Martin Luke Brown. He is an artist, a songwriter, and collaborator. He also works on TV and film, so it's safe to say he has fingers in all types of musical pies ...…
 
Brittany Spanos and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to break down the history behind the Radiohead vs. Lana Del Rey battle; plus, to celebrate what would've been Clarence Clemons' 76th birthday, we play one of his final conversations
 
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