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Song Exploder

Hrishikesh Hirway

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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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Since launching in 2000, All Songs Considered has been NPR's flagship program for music discovery, artist interviews and conversations with friends and fellow music lovers about the really big questions, like what was the best decade for music, are there albums everyone can agree on, and what do you put on when you need a good cry? Weekly, with host Robin Hilton and the NPR Music family.
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Popcast

The New York Times

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The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp
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Billboard's Keith Caulfield (Managing Director, Charts and Data Operations) and Katie Atkinson (Executive Digital Director, West Coast) 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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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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Songlines Podcast

Songlines magazine

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, 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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The Guardian's Music podcast is our irregular but ever excellent look at music culture. 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 Guardian
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The Watt From Pedro Show

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! TWFPS www.twfps.com

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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! TWFPS www.twfps.com
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Music Business Worldwide

Music Business Worldwide

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Music Business Worldwide (MBW) is the leading information and jobs service for the global music industry. It publishes two podcasts: The weekly series, Talking Trends – which dives behind the biggest headlines in the music industry – as well as The MBW Podcast, which sees us interview some of the leading figures in the global business.
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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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Composers Datebook

American Public Media

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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 podcast about people who make cool music! BEYOND SYNTH is the best synth music chat show there is. Featuring artists and producers who make synthwave/new-retro/electronic music and much more!! We talk Music, games, movies, the 80s, and lots more while I play samples of the guests music.
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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/Nwpsf0 Nathan Lively is a Career Coach for Audio Professionals, Podcast Consultant for Small Businesses, and Author.
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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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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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Music Business Facts- with Rodney Holder

Inspiring interviews with successful music industry experts

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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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Song Salad

Shannon & Scott

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Random topic + Random music genre = Song salad. Writing partners Shannon & Scott tempt the salad spinner of fate as they write a short song about a random topic in a random style of music. Can they successfully create a song using both? Can we be a little looser with the word "successfully"?
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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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Professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga created these 12-15min podcasts with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews. Some of his credits include: The Jonas Brothers, Richie Kotzen, Gary Cherone, Nick Jonas, Iggy Azalea, Streetlight Manifesto, Yordano, Victoria Justice and Cobra Starship among others. Demian proudly endorses: Zildjian, Vater, Ultimate Ears, Latin ...
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Inside MusiCast

Rick Such and Eddy Cabello

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Inside MusiCast provides in-depth interviews with amazing musicians, producers, session players, and front-line artists. We dedicate our podcast to those who go “beyond the liner notes”. Now, you’re inside the music scene.
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Sing Out! Radio Magazine

Sing Out! Radio Magazine

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The Sing Out! Radio Magazine is a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, hosted by Tom Druckenmiller, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded music. The program is currently being aired in over 25 markets nationwide!
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The UBK Happy Funtime Hour

Gregory Scott (UBK) & Nathan Daniel

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Two passionate audio engineering nerds --- Kush Audio gear designer and avowed analog snob Gregory Scott, and ITB mixing pro Nathan Daniel --- crack themselves up while answering listeners' questions about everything from gear and plugins, to the psychology of mixing, to what makes a song grab the listener's ears and heart and how to get more of it into your productions. Whether you mix professionally on a 9000J or in your bedroom on Cubase, these ballbusting fanatics of sound will spark you ...
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Dale Speaking is a music company in Toronto, Ontario who's motto is 'We connect artists with audiences.' 'Radio Dale' features Dale, Amber, Roo and India as we look at music news, trends, musicians and the industry. The first part of each show looks at music in the past week, and the second part we focus on a subject, feature an interview, or hold a round table about a topic we've been pondering! We hope each episode gives musicians and music fans alike new insight into the Canadian music in ...
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Now Hear This Entertainment features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.
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Talk Music Talk is a weekly interview podcast hosted by singer-songwriter/author, boice-Terrel Allen. It features long-form discussions with singers, songwriters, authors, producers and others who are connected to music of all genres. Talk Music Talk isn't only about people who make music or write about music, it also gives voice to the behind-the-scenes players. Tune in every week to discover people whose lives range from music therapy and meditation to teaching and performing. Talk Music T ...
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A six part series about Irish Experimental Music. Ireland is home to a variety of underground music scenes, from electro acoustic, to new music to noise to free improv. I've interviewed dozens of Irish experimental musicians who are pushing the boundaries of what music is and can be. This series takes you on a tour of the fringes of music, and introduces you to a world of new sounds. It focuses in particular on circuit bending, chiptune, electroacoustic and collaborative music.
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Voted "Best Jazz Podcast" in the JazzTimes Critics' Poll for four consecutive years, The Checkout championed the music we call jazz — along the trend lines and on its outer edges. Hosted, produced and curated by Simon Rentner, the show focused on the compelling personal narratives behind today's most exciting artists.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.
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Pianist Hugh Sung shares stories, songs, and interviews with musicians from a wide variety of genres, including Classical, Folk, Rock, Jazz, and beyond. Visit http://amusicallife.com for all episodes and show notes. New episodes coming every Monday.
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KINDA NEAT

Lee Shaner

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Kinda Neat is a music discovery platform where you might find your new favorite rapper, singer, beatmaker, or pop star. Host, Lee Shaner (aka Intuition), is one of the earliest music podcasters having started his first music podcast over a decade ago in 2011. KN has been the first podcast / YT channel to break artists like Kali Uchis, Ghostemane, J.I.D., and so many others. Tune in for an in-depth look into each artist's journey and the common themes that make people pursue careers in music.
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Iowa Music Showcase

Dan OlderMusicGeek

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For older and missing episodes go to https://iowamusicshowcase.bandcamp.com/ The Iowa Music Showcase is just what the name says, a showcase for Iowa music. But it is a showcase for ALL of Iowa’s music, regardless of style, genre, decade, popularity, or location. For the purposes of this webiste and occasional podcast, I am defining Iowa music as music made by a band or artist that was based in Iowa at the time of the recording. Each week, the blog post will feature some source - like a websi ...
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Brand New ! Listen Now ! Muffin Junkee -Sleepyard ------------------------------------------------------------Brother's Oliver and Svein Kersbergen from Stavanger Norways Legendary Band ... Sleepyard ...join Muffin Junkee Pod host Jay Daniels for a series of interviews about the incredible music of Sleepyard ! !-----------------------------------------------> You will hear an amazing selection of Sleepyard Songs ..Handpicked by Oliver and Svein ..including to new exclusive tracks from Sleepy ...
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A podcast from renowned silent film accompanist/historian Ben Model covering the techniques of creating and performing live scores to silent films, as well as a discussion of the language of silent cinema. Find what goes on in the mind of a silent film accompanist before, during and after playing for a show. Learn about the aesthetics of silent filmmaking and storytelling language.
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The One Sheet

The One Sheet

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Exclusive conversations with music industry experts behind the success of some of the biggest names in the business; giving insights, advice and a few stories along the way.
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Ann Powers and Sheldon Pearce discuss Faye Webster's Underdressed at the Symphony and a handful of the week's other brand new albums on which a musician's personality seems to be embodied by their voice — even when the music is completely instrumental. Featured albums: 1. Faye Webster, Underdressed at the Symphony 2. ScHoolboy Q, Blue Lips 3. Julia…
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Synopsis For most of the 20th century, women’s history was almost totally ignored in American schools. To address this situation, an education task force in Sonoma County, California, initiated a women’s history celebration in March 1978. What began as an annual Women’s History Week grew over the years into a national celebration, and in 1987, Cong…
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Synopsis Happy Leap Year! Once every four years, we have the opportunity to wish the great Italian opera composer Giacomo Rossini a happy birthday — he was born on Feb. 29 in 1792 — and to note some other musical events that occurred on this unusual but recurring calendar date. The American Bicentennial Year 1976, for example, also was a leap year,…
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This week on the podcast we conclude our three-part celebration of Black History Month. We'll present music from the Blues and Soul catalog featuring Aretha Franklin, Mance Lipscomb, BB King, Richie Havens, Kim & Reggie Harris, Selwin Birchwood and more. Blues and soul in the tradition … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. Pete Seeger / “If …
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A content creator and keynote speaker who was a Las Vegas nightclub promoter for more than eleven years and now coaches musicians on how to establish themselves and make a career, saying, “All musicians know how to be creative, but not all know business and marketing.” He is also a practitioner in Positive Psychology, which he says is done so his c…
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Synopsis For most music lovers, the phrase “Italian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries” means, first and foremost, opera composers. But during the 1920s and 1930s, when great Italian opera conductor Arturo Toscanini was music director of the New York Philharmonic, American audiences heard many nonoperatic, symphonic works by modern Italian co…
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Nothing on mainstream radio sounded like Beck's "Loser" when it dropped in 1994. Thirty years later, we explain why, look at its impact on the rise of slacker rock and how we still hear it today. With KEXP's Cheryl Waters, NPR's Stephen Thompson and host Robin Hilton. Beck tracks featured in this episode: From 'Mellow Gold': "Loser" "Truck Driving …
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Synopsis Today’s date marks the birthday of a 20th-century Czech composer you perhaps have never heard of. Viktor Kalabis was born in 1923 and by 6 was giving public piano performances. All signs pointed to a brilliant career. But first, Kalabis had to face — and surmount — two major political hurdles. First, his formal musical studies were delayed…
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Can Weird Al inch ahead in the season standings with "I Lost On Jeopardy," his parody of the Greg Kihn Band's "Jeopardy"? We're talking early adopters, terrible album-title puns we admire, second careers, cheap-but-creepy videos, and how MB's personal Jeopardy! journey deepens his appreciation of this Yankovic joint. Tell 'em what they've won, Don …
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Synopsis On today’s date in 1832, Polish pianist and composer Frederic Chopin made his concert debut in Paris at the Salle Pleyel. Among the enthusiastic audience members was another composer-pianist by the name of Franz Liszt, who would rapidly become Chopin’s close friend and advocate. Chopin dedicated his recently completed Piano Etudes to Liszt…
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Synopsis “Pssst. Hey, buddy – wanna buy a bridge? No? Well, how about a clarinet concerto, then?” As most of us know, the Brooklyn Bridge is not for sale, but this New York icon has reputedly been sold to many unsuspecting visitors. After its opening in 1883, Harper's Monthly wrote, “The wise man will not cross the bridge in five minutes, nor in 20…
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Synopsis It’s a play both Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein wanted to make into an opera, but the playwright always said, “No.” We’re talking about Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, a nostalgic but bittersweet look at life, love and death in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, set in the early 1900s, complete with white picket fences, boy meets girl, an…
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Joseph Keckler creates operatic monologues that cover subjects such as psychedelic mushroom trips, haunted houses, and buying a jacket. He also does Schubert lieder. He’s about to tour to Australia with no-wave legend Lydia Lunch and joins Andy to unpack his unique sound and influences. Mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis makes her Australian debut w…
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Ann Powers and Daoud Tyler-Ameen discuss Hurray for the Riff Raff's career-defining new album The Past Is Still Alive, along with a trio of other thrilling new releases that reveal the distinct strengths of the musicians behind them. Featured albums: 1. Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Past Is Still Alive 2. Erika de Casier, Still (released Wednesday,…
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Synopsis Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier is a collection of 48 preludes and fugues for solo keyboard in two sets, each covering all 24 major and minor keys. This music has become a bible for pianists, as well as a challenge for subsequent composers to try to imitate. In the early 1990s, American composer and pianist Henry Martin tossed his hat into th…
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The 50th anniversary of Tangerine Dream’s Phaedra and The Tangerine Dream Documentary In the Echoes Podcast, head into psychedelic space on the 50th anniversary of Tangerine Dream’s Phaedra. This is a seminal album of electronic music that essentially launched the whole sequencer school of electronics. We’ll hear a meditation on Phaedra with Moby, …
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Synopsis In recounting the life story of many composers, it’s a familiar and perhaps romantic cliché that their work will be — as a matter of course — not appreciated by their contemporaries, and that the composer in question will have to toil for years in obscurity before his or her music is appreciated by performers and audiences. In reality, we’…
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In this episode: Ben accompanies Tom Mix in “Sky High” at the Library of Congress, adapting for organ some themes he originally composed for piano; Ben and Kerr discuss the importance of seeing silents with live music, and how a film may play one way when watched alone and completely differently at a show; Ben and Kerr discuss the hilarious and gif…
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Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre round up their favorite new music, including Southern Cone rock and cumbia, atmospheric vocals from the U.S. and even some delicate yet emotionally powerful music from the Catalan region of Spain. Featured songs: El Cuarteto de Nos: "Chivo Expiatorio (En Vivo)" Helado Negro: "Best For You and Me" La Yegros: "Bodas…
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Today, Andy chats with Elevate The Sky on the best synth wave chat show there is! Scott tells Andy about his storied retail career and the time he accidentally broke his Oculus. They talk about Scott’s approach to making music, overused songs in movies, and VR Games. Andy and Scott also invent some new sayings and proverbs that you’re all welcome t…
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I wanted to revisit an episode about one of my favorite songs from 2021, “Black Dog” by Arlo Parks. A few months after this episode originally came out, Arlo Parks won the Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. She was also nominated for two Grammys: Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album. Since then, she released a new album called My Soft Machi…
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This week on the Magazine we continue with part two of our celebration of Black History Month. We'll hear music of holiness and freedom with selections from Mavis Staples, The Golden Gate Quartet, Bernice Johnson Reagon, The McIntosh County Shouters and more. “Freedom in the Air” … this week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine. Pete Seeger / “If I Had …
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L.A.-based multi GRAMMY nominee and multi-talented platinum-selling producer, songwriter, composer/arranger, educator, and instrumentalist. He co-produced and wrote “Good Kisser” for R&B singing sensation Usher, which climbed to No. 1 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts and garnered his first nomination for Best R&B song at the 2015 Grammy Awards. His son…
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Synopsis Henry Cowell was one of the most prolific of all 20th-century American composers. Some of his works are aggressively experimental in nature, while others tap into folk traditions and world music. The range and variety are quite remarkable. Cowell wrote so many works, in fact, that even the composer himself often had trouble keeping track o…
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On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking about the buzzy team-up between Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey on the new "Yes, And?" remix, as well as Dua Lipa's new "Training Season" single & video. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Billboard
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Host Robin Hilton hangs with composer and artist Julia Holter and NPR's Lars Gotrich to gab about their favorite new music, including the calming sounds of Helado Negro, Daisy Rickman and more. Featured artists and songs: 1. Jessica Pratt: "Life Is" from 'Here In The Pitch' 2. Deerlady: "Masterpieces" from 'Greatest Hits' 3. Helado Negro: "Colores …
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Synopsis In 1724, Feb. 20 fell on a Sunday, and at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, or, in English, Jesus Gathered the 12 to Himself, a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, was performed as part of the Sunday service. Meanwhile, on Feb. 20 in London that same year, audiences at the King’s Theater in the Haymarket hea…
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This week's match-up pits The Presidents of the United States of America's "Lump" against Weird Al's "Gump"...but is it really a face-off if the original is two thirds of the way towards being the parody? What is the age of Al-wakening? What's the difference between "unserious" and "unpretentious"? Are butt-adjacent references the Yankovic equivale…
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Synopsis On today’s date in 1923, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius conducted the premiere performance of his Symphony No. 6 in Helsinki. He had begun work on it about five years earlier and at that time described his vision for the symphony as follows: “The Sixth Symphony is wild and passionate in character. Gloomy with pastoral contrasts. Probably i…
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Synopsis Some things are best left to the imagination — at least that’s what French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz came to think regarding opera. Berlioz didn’t have the best of luck getting his operas staged during his lifetime, and, on the few occasions he did, the resulting performance fell far short of his ideal. Increasingly, Berlioz turned …
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Arooj Aftab’s 2021 album Vulture Prince took her ten years to write, and for the final two she had to shut all other music out of her life. “I just was trying to make a thing that didn't have a blueprint" she says, of an opus that combines jazz, experimental electronica and Sufi devotional music with her own unique voice. She's about to tour the al…
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Synopsis Today marks the birthday of American composer, choral conductor and educator Betty Jackson King. She was born in Chicago in 1928, where she earned her master’s degree in composition at Roosevelt University. Her master’s thesis was an opera, Saul of Tarsus, whose libretto was written by her father, the Rev. Frederick D. Jackson. King is per…
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson on the band's latest and fifth album V, which combines reggae with Hawaiian music and psychedelic rock. But rather than being a deliberate fusion, V is instead a reflection of Nielson's roots, ranging from a family legacy of Hawaiian reggae, Māori and Hawaiian heritage, and Auckland's punk scene's DIY ethics…
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NPR Music's Felix Contreras and WRTI's Nate Chinen run down new albums by Gaby Mareno, Les Amazones d'Afrique and more. Then, Nate Chinen is joined by NPR Music's Tom Huizenga to discuss the legacy and controversy around George Gershwin's masterpiece, "Rhapsody in Blue," which celebrated its centennial this week. Featured albums out Feb. 16: • Gaby…
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Synopsis On today’s date in 1929, a chamber trio by Aaron Copland, Vitebsk, premiered at Town Hall in New York City. Copland said it was based on a Jewish folk tune from a Russian village called Vitebsk that he had once heard used in a play. Two string players from the famous Belgian Pro Arte Quartet and the great German pianist Walter Gieseking we…
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