Best Music podcasts (Updated December 2017; 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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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 critics Jon Pareles and Jon Caramanica talk each week about 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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Broadcasts – eTown
Weekly
 
inspiring a diverse audience to be socially responsible and sustainable through music
 
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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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Songlines Podcast
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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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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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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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Travels in Music
Weekly
 
A Podcast That Shares Stories About Music From Around The World
 
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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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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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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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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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Country Fried Rock
Rare
 
Country Fried Rock’s podcast
 
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Music Biz Podcast
Monthly+
 
We cover the topics that matter most to music industry professionals.
 
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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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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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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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Music, Money And Life
Monthly+
 
Aaron Davison from http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/ interviews music industry pros about the music licensing business and more.
 
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The Listening Party Podcast
Monthly+
 
A Conversational Music Podcast
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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
 
*Join us Dec. 13th for a rock-focused show with The Northern Pikes & Mikey Manville of The Manvils.*Canadian Musician Radio brings you the best insider information on the music industry. Interviews with musicians, songwriters, producers, music experts and music industry professionals. Join Show Hosts Andrew King and Mike Raine for the hottest information on Canadian music.For feedback and suggestions, contact 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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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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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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Can-Do Radio
Monthly
 
 
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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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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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The Music Scout
Monthly+
 
The Music Scout showcases the best music around in 30 minute bitesize episodes.
 
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A Sunny Place for Shady People
Monthly+
 
A Sunny Place for Shady People is a music podcast featuring interviews of some of the most interesting up and coming bands -- some local and some on tour. Whether recording in the ASPFSP studios or out on location at shows and festivals, Tommy Dubs, Mike McAfee, Doug Kunnath, and Dylan bring the best in new music by getting away from standard question/answer interviews and give you the opportunity to get to know these talented guests.
 
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In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we're listening to the title track of Iris Lune's newest album, Lost in Chatter, to hear how the band is creating music that challenges the status quo of today's pop.
 
Check out HomesteadCollective.net. Join us every Tuesday at 1pm CT from over at my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/homestudiocorner Follow me on Twitter here: @joegildermusic Connect on Facebook. Subscribe to my calendar. Ask questions at www.askjoegilder.com Subscribe via: iTunes RSS Feed
 
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Rolling Stone Music Now
 
Exploring the hits and shoulda-been hits of 2017 with Rob Sheffield, Sarah Grant, Chris Weingarten, Jon Dolan and host Brian Hiatt
 
Brian and Brian explore the debut album from another Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist, Pretenders by....The Pretenders. Pre-mails: volcanovinyl@gmail.com Prwitter: @volcanovinyl #vv127
 
Ikebe Shakedown - Brushfire - from the 2017 album The Way Home on Colemine Records.
 
On today’s date in 1891, two new works by Brahms premiered in Berlin—much to the relief of the composer’s friends. The previous year the 58-year-old composer was in an especially grumpy mood, poo-poohing suggestions that he would ever compose anything again. Brahms felt he was, in effect, all “composed-out.” “I have tormented myself to no purpo ...…
 
Thanks for checking out the 202nd episode of the show! Our guest for this episode is no stranger to radio success here in the state of Texas. His last 7 singles have gone straight to #1 status and his current single “You Don’t Have To Be Lonely” is well on it’s way to being #8 in that stretch. Having recently come off a west coast tour with Cod ...…
 
Ho ho ho! We bring the last of this year's Holidays episodes.And as in previous years, this episode features some situations and language that some of you may not want to hear. So you have been warned.The rest of you I hope enjoy this last collection of festive musical frivolities.And be back next week as we present a whole bunch of playlists f ...…
 
It's hard not to feel overwhelmed by all of the young talent working in jazz today, many of whom reside in our backyard in New York City. Meanwhile, there are arguably more skilled musicians than ever playing the music outside the United States. Here are four mega-talented Dutch artists you may not know, but should.…
 
Hammock Talk About their Ambient Requiem Mass in Echoes Podcast Hammock’s album Mysterium topped our Best of Echoes 2017 list, so what better time than now to release their interview into the Echoes Podcast. Hammock is the Nashville based duo of Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson and they have become leading lights in the world of post-rock and ambi ...…
 
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Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio
 
Tyler, The Creator performs songs from his latest album Flower Boy.
 
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Endless Boundaries Jam Radio
 
Endless Boundaries episode 951 gets Philly ready for upcoming holiday shows from Gov't Mule and Dark Star Orchestra. Plus the 20 year anniversary of Phish at Nutter center, Dominican Holidaze, and more. See full playlist at endlessboundaries.com.
 
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All Songs Considered
 
Music and politics have a long history and in 2017, a new chapter in their fraught and complicated relationship burst open. It began on a weekend in January with the Presidential inauguration and the Women's March on Washington, D.C. (and around the globe) that followed. That's when the new resistance movement got its first anthem, courtesy Los ...…
 
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Dissect - A Serialized Music Podcast
 
Today, we conclude our serialized examination of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West. After a recap of the album’s narrative and themes, we’ll discuss those mysterious applause that conclude the album. We’ll talk about fame, art’s ability to inspire action in our lives, and hear Dissect listeners’ thoughts on Kanye West in a montage ...…
 
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Rough Trade Radio
 
Liv Siddall sat down with Philip Frobos from Omni, to discuss frozen yoghurt, touring, the band's latest album as well as his selections for this episode of Shoplifting.roughtrade.com/gb/artist/omni
 
This is only Part 1 of a special (well, especially long) holiday episode! Shannon and Scott are recording across the pond to bring you an in-depth look at this week's genre and topic. What random song will be the result? Tune in next week for Part 2 to find out!Writing partners Shannon & Scott tempt the salad spinner of fate as they write a sho ...…
 
The Can-Do Radio Show showcases music from artists from Can-Do Musos. Each artist played, lives with the challenge of a day to day disability. Whether it be a physical disability, mental illness, or intellectual disability, each artist has the same passion and dedication to their craft. On this week's episode, Andrew Hewitt plays music from Aus ...…
 
On this week's episode I chat about the so-called evils of the music industry. We've heard the horror stories about managers/labels screwing musicians over but some of us have only had great experiences. Lemme know your thoughts!
 
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KEXP Song of the Day
 
Amiina - Telegram - from the 2016 album Fantômas on Mengi.
 
Special guest host Michael Cerveris, Tony-winning actor and star of TV's ''Gotham,'' steps in to host for Larry Groce. Our guests are Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, Overcoats, Becca Mancari, Anders Parker and Seth Glier. Episode #909 was recorded at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV during FestivALL Fall.…
 
On today’s date in 1918, this celebratory music opened the first program of the newly-formed Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. It’s the “American Fantasy” of the Dublin-born American composer Victor Herbert.Cleveland had reason to celebrate. World War I had ended exactly one month earlier, and, for some time, organizers in that city had been workin ...…
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
 
Thanks for checking out this Season 3 premiere, episode 201 of The ETX ROCKS Show! For this episode, Louise Leone hosts and joining her for the first time as the special co-host is Simon Young! America’s Got Talent’s Simon Cowell called her “America’s Diamond” but here in Eastern Texas we have been watching her grow for over 10 years! 18 months ...…
 
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Best of British Unsigned
 
We spin some of our favourite tracks of the last six years!VISIT: www.bobunsigned.com
 
BEYOND SYNTH airs Thursdays at 5PM EST on www.power85.com/ and catch the replay Saturdays at 1PM EST. If you’d like to support the show, please visit: www.patreon.com/beyondsynthThe Beyond Synth theme song is by OGRE: ogresound.bandcamp.com/track/shore-thingBeyond Synth musical jingles created by WHO HA: https://thewhoha.bandcamp.com/Join the B ...…
 
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A Sunny Place for Shady People
 
Links: Website: http://www.aspfsp.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASunnyPlaceForShadyPeople Instagram (@aspfsp): https://www.instagram.com/aspfsp/ Twitter (@aspfsp): https://twitter.com/aspfsp Listen and Subscribe: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-sunny-place-for-shady-people/id547044537?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.co ...…
 
Wolfgang Mozart died on December 5, 1791, leaving behind an unfinished Requiem Mass, commissioned anonymously by Count Franz von Walsegg, a 28-year-old Austrian nobleman who had the ignoble habit of passing off works he commissioned as his own. The Requiem was intended to be a memorial to the Count’s 20-year-old wife, Anna, who had died earlier ...…
 
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The Music Show - Program podcast
 
Song Acts: Lawrence Kramer on words and music and what happens when they collide.
 
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The Music Show - Program podcast
 
The Sonata Project – bold music in intimate settings.
 
So what’s your favorite season? And how would you describe it in words? And if you’re a composer, how would you describe it in music? The most famous musical depiction of “The Four Seasons” is a set four violin concertos by the Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi, but other composers have evoked the mood and sounds of the seasons. There’s ...…
 
- Do Engineers Need Music Theory? - High Pass vs. Low Shelves! - Headphones for Dialing Effects! - Career vs. Family! - This Week’s Plugin Winner Is………Andres Azpiri! ...And More!
 
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The Music Show - Program podcast
 
Justin Hurwitz talks about his Oscar-winning score for La La Land, which took inspiration from the Golden Era of Hollywood musicals.
 
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The Music Show - Program podcast
 
On Motown, Berry Gordy and being the last of the original Temptations.
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
 
From Lorde to Kendrick Lamar, many of the albums and songs on our critics’ best-of lists showcased the work of musicians meeting difficult circumstances with artistic fortitude.
 
Telmary Díaz is a rapper from Havana. She's doing a few gigs here in the US at the moment, but her story of getting here was not pretty. Sonic mysteries at the US embassy meant the consular officers weren't there to offer visas. She almost didn't make itBy (PRI's The World).
 
Hiroki Okano's Return to the Soul: Echoes December CD of the Month in Echoes Podcast Back in the 1990s, there was a wealth of innovative and meticulously etched music coming out of Japan. Besides Kitaro, (already living a long time in America) there was Yas-Kaz, Azuma, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Jalan Jalan. Among them was Hiroki Okano, a multi-instr ...…
 
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Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio
 
The two singers, songwriters and guitarists bring out the adolescence in each other, poking jabs, goofing around and having fun at the Tiny Desk.
 
It's been nearly 5 years since the quietly seductive album by Rhye was released. Today a conversation with Mike Milosh the soulful androgynous singer and creator of Rhye on making Blood.
 
Brian and Brian tackle their first Nashville record and first 1960 album by exploring then-15 year old Brenda Lee's self titled 2nd album. This episode was inspired by a sample on Kanye West's Yeezus, which was the focus of episode vv070 of the show. Lee-mails: volcanovinyl@gmail.com Tweet nuthins: @volcanovinyl #vv126…
 
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KEXP Song of the Day
 
Nearby - Breakers - from the 2017 EP Garden Exercise on No Genre Tapes.
 
At Carnegie Hall on today’s date in 1908, Gustav Mahler conducted the New York Symphony, the 200-voice Oratorio Society chorus, and two vocal soloists in the American premiere of his Symphony No. 2, a work often called his “Resurrection Symphony.” These days, Mahler’s Second ranks among his most popular works. But how was this new music receive ...…
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
 
Billboard staffers discuss Ed Sheeran & Beyonce's "Perfect Duet," K. Michelle's intriguing "Kim K," Bjork's "Losss," Lil Uzi Vert & Nicki Minaj's "The Way Life Goes (Remix)," PRETTYMUCH and French Montana's "No More" and First Aid Kit's "Fireworks."
 
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The New Music Industry Podcast | www.MusicEntrepreneurHQ.com | with David Andrew Wiebe
 
Does it seem like people repeatedly ask you why you’ve chosen your career path? Do they think you should be doing something else with your life? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share why it’s important to press into the “why?” Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – Todays’ topic 00:28 – What I’ve realized about being multitalented 01: ...…
 
MASTAS is a battlefield! As we rank the songs on Pat Benatar's "Best Shots" album, Sarah briefly quits the podcast, parts of Mark are predicted to explode, and "The Legend Of Billie Jean" is revealed as the film that unites the planets. Special thanks to our patrons, whose votes directly impacted the rankings. To become a patron, join us at pat ...…
 
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World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN
 
Xylouris White are an odd couple that works. Xylouris is George Xylouris - he comes from a famed family of musicians based in a mountain shepherding village on the Greek island of Crete and he has been a professional musician since he was 12. White is Jim White – an Australian post-punk drummer with a deft touch that can go from thunderous to t ...…
 
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