Best Music Industry podcasts (Updated June 2018; image)
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Song Exploder
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.
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.)
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.
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
Soul Music
Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact
The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news.
Pop Shop Podcast
Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and 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.
Next Music Online
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 Enjoy it all, stay sexy and if you love someone hug them right now.
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
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
NPR's Mountain Stage
Mountain Stage Podcast
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
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 ...
Travels in Music
Stories About Music From Around The World
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.
Defected Radio
Podcast from Defected Records
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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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.
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.
Music Biz Podcast
We cover the topics that matter most to music industry professionals.
Country Fried Rock
Country Fried Rock’s podcast
Reasonably Sound
A podcast about sound by Mike Rugnetta
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..
KPFA - Over the Edge presents
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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It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!).
A Conversational Music Podcast
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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 for more information about individual tracks and artists.
The Music Life
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 ...
An hour of fresh new tunes from BBC Music Introducing handpicked by Tom Robinson each week in the early hours of Monday morning.
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 ...
an interesting podcast from your old pal, Wil wheaton
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.
Home Studio Corner
Tips, Tricks, and Advice for the Home Recording Studio Owner
Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.
B.o.B Unsigned is one of the fastest growing music shows in the world played on over 80 FM stations in 16 countries.** Also available on iTunes: **
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!
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.
Live From Music City
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 ...
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.
The Music Scout
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!
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 - For more information contact us at
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.
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: Lively is a Career Coach for Audio Professionals, Podcast Consultant for Small Businesses, and Author.
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:
Composers Datebook
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.
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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Ep 123 - Advice Advice by Demian Arriaga
Watch the 20-year-old star perform acoustic versions of "Location," "Saved" and "Young Dumb & Broke."
Come for one of Havana's most talented acts. Stay for García's incredible mohawk.
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This episode is a repeat of my 100th show from October 2016 featuring my most-downloaded interview with Carlos Dengler. In another lifetime, Carlos D was the slick-haired, style- conscious, all-black wearing bassist of the band Interpol. Since leaving the "post-punk revivalists" group in 2010, he's returned to the public consciousness as theate ...…
Thanks for checking out the 261st episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In today’s episode, Boston Chris talks with Tyler, TX Rock Band We Have Your Dog on location from The 9muses in Tyler! We feature 3 of their original songs which display their versatility as a band and their mulititude of different genres they feature! Throughout the interview the ...…
SSION - Inherit - from the 2018 album O on DERO Arcade.
Drop the name “Pleyel” among a group of classical music aficionados and one of them might say, “Oh, yeah, Pleyel. He was a French piano maker. I think Chopin liked Pleyel pianos.” Another might add, “He was a composer, too, but... I don’t think he was really French…” Another might add, “Didn’t he have something to do with Haydn?”Well, they’re A ...…
The LOCAL SHOTS PODCAST brings you music from Philadelphia’s finest!Stream the podcast to learn more about today’s featured Philly band…Artist: Palaceburn | Facebook | TwitterSong: "Stars Align"
The ETX ROCKS Jukebox is a show featuring live music of all genres played on The ETX ROCKS Show! This first episode includes songs from Keith Rea, Sarah Hobbs, Bree Ogden, Patric Johnston, The Urban Pioneers, Marbin, Crystal Yates & Lauren Alexander! Our funding depends entirely on viewers and listeners like you! Please consider contributing to ...…
Back in 1714, today’s date fell on a Sunday, and, if you had happened to be attending a church service at the German Court of the Duke of Weimar, you might have heard some new music by the Duke’s court composer and organist, Johann Sebastian Bach.It’s possible that Bach’s Cantata No. 21 was first performance that day: its first part performed b ...…
A powerful, fearful matriarch with a violent and bloody story, Queen Athalia is one of Handel's great female characterisations.
When you're on a good thing you're meant to stick to it but Annie Clark, A.K.A St. Vincent, keeps changing.
Boy bands are on the rise and young male singers have some choices to make. A conversation about two performers with their sights set on pop ubiquity.
“Write from your heart because we all have a story that we can tell” In episode 69, John Chisum sits down with songwriter, worship leader, actor, and composer, Jesse Pruett. Jesse is currently on staff as Worship Arts Pastor in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and when he’s not there, he’s rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the Film a ...…
The American composer Henry Brant was famous for his avant-garde “spatial” music—works that require groups of musicians stationed at various points around a performance space. But hard-core film music buffs might also know Brant as the master orchestrator of other composers’ scores for some big Hollywood productions in the 1960s. On today’s dat ...…
Liza Lim and Eugene Ughetti reveal an exciting new work, 'Atlas of the Sky'.
It's been a big year for the Teskey Brothers, a group of soul-loving twenty-somethings from the Yarra Valley just outside Melbourne.
Do you find yourself performing many tasks as a music entrepreneur? Do you sometime feel discouraged that they are so different from each other? Does it seem like you’re losing focus? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I consider the question, “how does this all fit together?” I also offer some tips on how to reframe your perspe ...…
- Getting Depth ITB! - Lowpassing Like Analog! - Strumming Like the 70’s! - Recording Like Good! - This week’s plugin winner is………Nathan Whitney! …and much, MUCH more!
Episode 72 features some amazing music from the likes of Bessie Turner, The Temperance Movement, Hearts Hearts & much more on this episode. A massive thanks to the reception of the first interview episode too of the new schedule, if you would like to listen to the interview with the Brewers Grade Band, then click the link below! Ta Rah x Websit ...…
Welles has the look, the voice, the licks, the hooks, and the attitude of a real rock star. His classic rock meets grunge debut, Red Trees and White Trashes is alternatingly big, chunky, bombastic and driving, yet intimate, sensitive, quiet and reserved - there's no shortage of ballads AND barnburners. Welles talks about what it was like to lea ...…
On this week's New Music Friday, All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers, Rodney Carmichael, and Stephen Thompson for a quick run through the best new releases for June 15. Highlights include Christina Aguilera's Liberation, a monument to self-empowerment with contributions from Kanye West and Anderson .Paak; the ...…
Brian and Brian spin the classic debut album Is This It by The Strokes. It-mails: Stritter: @volcanovinyl #vv177
Thanks for checking out the 260th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In today’s episode, Boston Chris talks with Dallas Rock Band Sweet Chaos! Payton and Sydney are both young rockers putting forth a unique sound with only 2 pieces in their band with Payton supplying drums and Sydney playing bass/guitar! They play 3 original songs in this episode a ...…
To celebrate the release of longtime Morning Show favorite Damien Jurado's thirteenth album, The Horizon Just Laughed, John Richards sat down with Jurado with a live audience in the KEXP Live Room for an extended chat about the album - played here in its entirety, including three live songs. Recorded 05/04/2018. 11 songs - Allocate, Dear Thomas ...…
Chromatics - Black Walls - from the 2018 album Dear Tommy on Italians Do It Better.
On today’s date in 1980, a week-long festival entitled “New Music America” came to a close in Minneapolis with a concert at that city’s Guthrie Theater. The program included the premiere of a piece entitled “High Life for Strings,” composed by David Byrne, a musician best known for his work with a rock band called The Talking Heads.Byrne later ...…
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.
We talk with the Australian artist who records as All India Radio We revisit an interview with All India Radio, a great ambient artist from Australia. He’s just put out a great album called Space, so we thought we’d go back to our 2010 interview with this musician, who just puts out one great album after another.…
Robert Glasper has an idea about what jazz should sound like today. What initially began as an experimental meeting of musical minds at SXSW has now turned into R+R=NOW — a superband with a mission to reflect our present time. The group will release its debut, Collagically Speaking, tomorrow on Blue Note Records.…
B Wise delivers a live performance of 'The Key' before covering Red Hot Chili Peppers' classic 'Under The Bridge' for Like A Version.By
[NOTE: MB's sound is tinny; that's all SDB's fault. Our apologies! We're working on it.] ...Turns out we're both big Miley Cyrus fans, and proud of it! A discussion of her breakthrough hit "See You Again" leads to a defense of her buttcheeks, an aside about power pop choruses, and a contest that could win you a MASTAS t-shirt. Our intro is by A ...…
Prass had an entire album ready to record when the results of the 2016 election left her feeling "devastated", in her words. She scrapped what she had been working on to write new songs that reflected the world around her. But the resulting album The Future and the Past doesn't sound embittered or in-your-face or even downtempo. In our intervie ...…
Suzanne Santo , the fiddling, banjo-playing frontwoman for the duo HoneyHoney, lays out genre-crossing, self-penned songs on her first solo recording, “Ruby Red.” A reviewer described HoneyHoney’s first album as “taking its cue from Appalachian folk, country ballads, jazz and Quentin Tarantino films.”…
Mitski - Geyser - from the 2018 album Be The Cowboy on Dead Oceans.
It’s summertime, the livin’ is easy, and all across the country music festivals large and small are getting underway. In addition to the big symphonic festivals at Ravinia and Tanglewood, there are smaller ones devoted exclusively to the intimate art of chamber music. In 1995, two American composers, Daniel S. Godfrey and Andrew Waggoner, start ...…
Welcome to another week of me, trying to find you, a NEXT, new favorite song. Like what you hear, share it. Or at least leave a comment and let me know what is making your ears happy. 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 them. Tha ...…
In this week's episode, Alessandra and Gen are joined by Luke Carra and Ant Beard of Caravãna Sun, who have a chat right before they head into the studio for the day to work on their upcoming EP. We talk about the band's newest track, 'The Beauty and The Pain', and delve into how the song came to life. We also chat musical inspirations, pop mus ...…
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