Best Composer podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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BBC Radio 3's Composer Of The Week is a guide to composers and their music. The podcast is compiled from the week's programmes and published on Friday, it is only available in the UK.
 
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Composer Code
Monthly
 
Let's make music
 
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UnderScore
Monthly
 
hosted by Marty & Will Brueggemann #moviemusic
 
A weekly interview-based podcast to help composers with the business end of writing music through mindset, marketing, and business skills.
 
Every week on Performance Today™, Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone, and our caller listens to Bruce play his Piano Puzzler™. They then try to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. From American Public Media.
 
This is a collection of ten short, entertaining, informative picture-book biographies of famous composers. Each book tells about the childhood and great achievements of a composer, and includes a short musical example.
 
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The Annotator
Weekly
 
The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores.
 
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The Comedy Score
Monthly
 
Comedian Joel Dommett and his long time music composer BFF Steve Dunne bring you 'THE COMEDY SCORE'.They are joined by a special guest on every episode and have general chit chats with them before they have a story fully scored by Steve. Ever wondered what a stand up story sounds like with a filmic musical back drop? Listen with your ears and find out here...
 
A chronological journey through the filmography of composer Jerry Goldsmith.
 
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Geologic Podcast
Weekly
 
The Geologic Podcast is a weekly podcast consisting of personal stories, comedy sketches, news commentary, music and movie reviews, science advocacy, original songs, and interviews. Its host and producer is musician, composer, drummer, comedian, storyteller, TEDx speaker, event emcee, and vigilant defender of the Theory of Gravity— George Hrab. The content often draws from Geo’s musical career; the music industry in general; his adventures as a semi-almost-famous critical thinker; his fascin ...
 
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Back In The Dave
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Composer, producer, recording artist David Knight digs into his childhood record collection and pulls out classic albums, 45’s, 12’s, and cassettes, with their original, snap, crackle, pop, skips and tape hiss. Taking you, the baby boomer “Back in The Dave!” Through Dave’s eyes growing up as a young New York musician. “Back in the Dave” reconnects the life, times and stories to the music that became the soundtrack of our youth.
 
Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson. The Movies That Made Me is recorded live at Patio 7 in the historic Crossroads of the World complex in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.
 
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Battle Bards
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A musical journey through MMO soundscapes, Battle Bards reviews and discusses the soundtrack of MMORPGs with a trio of engaging hosts. The Battle Bards podcast alternates with Retro Reprise, a half-hour podcast showcasing classic VGM from the ’80s and ’90s.
 
In FJB Podcast, composer Flint Juventino Beppe wishes to share some thoughts about music and life: naked, sincere and fearless.
 
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.
 
The official podcast devoted to chronicling the life and work of American Composer Frank Zappa.
 
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Case Notes
Monthly
 
Case Notes is a brand-new crime podcast, investigating some of the darkest mysteries from the history of music. From the murderous composer Carlo Gesualdo to the intriguing story of Haydn’s missing head – this is true crime like you’ve never heard it before. Join us as we delve into long-forgotten archives to unearth rich new evidence from decades and even centuries ago. Brought to you by the award-winning Classic FM team.
 
60 minutes of Rock, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil: magnatune.com
 
Podcasts from the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
 
60 minutes of Rock, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil: magnatune.com
 
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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 Annotator
Weekly
 
The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores.
 
Speaker, Composer, Author, Professor, Historian
 
60 minutes of Viola da Gamba, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil: magnatune.com
 
Get closer to the stars of the stage with The Musicals & Theatre Podcast! In each episode Magic Radio's Alice Arnold is chatting with a writer, composer, producer or performer from the world of theatre and musicals. Look out for guests including Gary Barlow, Ruthie Henshall and Michael Ball.
 
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Geologic Podcast
Weekly
 
The Geologic Podcast is a weekly podcast consisting of personal stories, comedy sketches, news commentary, music and movie reviews, science advocacy, original songs, and interviews. Its host and producer is musician, composer, drummer, comedian, storyteller, TEDx speaker, event emcee, and vigilant defender of the Theory of Gravity— George Hrab. The content often draws from Geo’s musical career; the music industry in general; his adventures as a semi-almost-famous critical thinker; his fascin ...
 
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The Proms Podcast
Monthly
 
Composer and comedian Vikki Stone unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.
 
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Xanthe Briefly
Monthly
 
Composer, violinist, and singer-songwriter Chrysanthe Tan speaks in 3-minute bursts on the introverted creative life. Or rather...what it's really like to be an independent, autistic artist in LA. (sigh)
 
Take a chronological journey through the 60-year career of film composer John Williams! New episodes posted every Wednesday (Mountain Standard Time).
 
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Dreamland
Monthly
 
Bookings:laskowskya@gmail.comNatalie Gioia is awarded singer, composer, musician and songwriter. There is no any music genre that is impossible for Natalie to overcome: a lot of EDM, Pop, Jazz and Rock songs are in her discography.Tracks with her vocals are known with the harmony, strong and at the same time soft vocals and the melodies full of soul, you won’t forget even while you are sleeping. The own style of singing makes Natalie unique what can blow away everybody in the party house.The ...
 
Hosted by composers William Dodson, Wendell Jones, Jesi Nelson, and Xander Stobbs -this podcast provides unique insight into the soundtracks we love, and why we love them.
 
The 5049 Podcast is a weekly interview show hosted by composer/clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman, broadcast from the Lower East Side of New York City to the Web every Monday morning. Each week Jeremiah sits down with a musician to talk music, life, art, philosophy and shit. Lots of shit. Join us each Monday morning.
 
Conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.
 
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Paploviante
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COMPOSER - PRODUCERI PLAY BASS GUITAR AND DRUMSIN THE BAND „4NO1“(ALL STYLES, SINCE 1992)
 
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The SoundCast
Monthly+
 
Talking all things film, tv, and video game soundtracks. Soundtrack news, reviews, composer interviews.
 
From Hollywood, film composers Deane Ogden and Brian Ralston discuss news and opinions on the state of the media music business and issues relevant to film, television and video game composers, orchestrators and musicians.
 
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Score: The Podcast
Monthly+
 
From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this weekly show that invites you into the studios of Hollywood's most cutting-edge, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers.
 
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ComposerCast
Monthly
 
The world of video games is exciting and full of innovative music. Each month, join Will Helliwell and Lloyd Tranter as they explore the phenomenon of games and music, from reviews and interviews to the history behind some of your favourite consoles. If you enjoy video games and their accompanying soundtracks, this is the podcast for you.
 
Sound of the Moment is a podcast released every second Monday and hosted by bassist and composer Pat Cleaver. The show features conversations and interviews with jazz musicians on a variety of topics such as the creative process, sources of inspiration, and of course discussions of the guest’s latest releases and projects. Sound of the Moment strives to provide valuable insights into the lives and minds of artists and serve as a platform for the promotion of jazz and improvised music.
 
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Inside MusiCast
Monthly
 
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.
 
Podcast of a jazz radio show that airs live on WRFR.org on the first 3 Fridays of the month 9-11am. Featuring the music of drummer, composer & bandleader Paul Motian. There are also readings from his autobiography, interviews and liner notes. Visit my blog for more info: www.jazzcloset.blogspot.com.
 
Join host Sean Rice (Second Clarinet, NAC Orchestra) as he explores the world of classical music and its great composers. In this series of audio programmes you can look forward to hearing insightful commentary about upcoming NAC Orchestra programmes as well as musical excerpts and interviews with NACO musicians and guest artists.
 
BGMania is a weekly video game music podcast. Every Wednesday, Bryan and Frank from Level Down Games present a selection of video game music for your listening pleasure based on a theme, series, composer, game, or an eclectic mix!
 
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BBC Music Magazine
Monthly
 
Welcome to the BBC Music Magazine podcast. Join us once a month for the latest classical music news, the top stories in the new issue of BBC Music Magazine, a guide to the magazine’s cover CD, plus a round-up of our favourite new recordings.
 
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KRUPATIN
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Nikolay Krupatin (Nick Rave, Dj NikoTin) DJ, VJ, DVDJ, RJ, MC, Composer, Sound Designer. Программный директор радиостанции Matryoshka Radio (London/DAB). На коммерческом радио с 1995 года, композитор и автор многих хитов российских поп-исполнителей, клубный DJ. Автор и ведущий нескольких программ и рубрик на Matryoshka Radio. Автор музыкального оформления эфира Matryoshka Radio. Совтор концепции радиостанции и большинства программ и рубрик, как уже звучащих,...
 
Classical Guitar Composers is a podcast for composers to share their works for classical guitar with other guitar enthusiasts. Listeners contribute recordings of their works to get them heard by classical guitar players and fans.
 
Broadcaster Mark Wigmore hosts the new podcast, "Art at the End of the World". Enjoy long-form conversations with fascinating personalities who have helped to shape culture, while learning how they work within, and interpret our changing times. Artists, entertainers, and innovators speak to their life experience and craft while reflecting on what it is to make and curate art in the current political and cultural climate. Season One welcomes comedian Chris Locke, actress Karen Robinson, guita ...
 
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Steven Melin is no stranger to the podcast. He’s a good friend and a great composer, and he’s been quite busy for the past several months… writing a book! In this episode, we chat about the “why” behind Steven’s new book, Family-First Composer. He shares some practical tips for building a career in media composition without sacrificing the most ...…
 
Donald Macleod explores the prolific life of Joseph Haydn, with a spotlight on his massesJoseph Haydn’s prodigious creativity earned him the titles Father of the Symphony and Father of the String Quartet. However, he was also occupied with sacred music throughout his career. This week, as Donald Macleod follows Haydn’s journey from humble choir ...…
 
In this FJB Podcast, composer Flint Juventino Beppe and conductor Rune Bergmann talk about the special circumstances connected to this work and how the two met for the very first time.
 
This episode is sponsored by Dorico by Steinberg, the future of scoring. Visit www.dorico.com/tpc for a free 30-day trial version. Join The Portfolio Composer community and support the creation of the platform on Patreon. Just $1/month to enable the creation of more great content to help you build your career! Music educator turned leadership t ...…
 
Танцевальное радио-шоу для всех, кто говорит и думает по-русски Эфир на Matryoshka Radio (London / Glasgow) DAB Пятница 7 pm GMT (повтор в субботу в 10 pm GMT) Автор и ведущий Dj Николай Крупатин
 
THE LOST TAPES! When putting together my Schitt's Creek complete Wigmore Masterworks, I wanted to find the raw tape from my interviews with the cast. Here, Noah Reid, who plays David Rose's love interest, Patrick, discusses growing up on stage and screen, his roles with Tarragon and Coal Mine Theatres, and why playing Patrick on Schitt's Creek ...…
 
On today’s date in 1942, Warner Brothers released a film entitled “King’s Row,” which included in its cast a 31-year-old actor named Ronald Reagan, who claimed the film “made me a star.” The film’s musical score was by someone already a star – the Austrian-born Erich Wolfgang Korngold, famous for his earlier work for Hollywood swashbucklers lik ...…
 
The Show Notes Easter Stinks Intro Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” Hrabbi Minoishe Interroberg’s To Make With The Good English - Myriad vs A Myriad The Orville Religious Moron of the Week - Mike Huckabee from Bill Dowling Interesting Fauna - Sollasina cthulhu Ask George - Cross-handed drumming? from John - In the pocket? from S ...…
 
The Show Notes Easter Stinks Intro Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” Hrabbi Minoishe Interroberg’s To Make With The Good English - Myriad vs A Myriad The Orville Religious Moron of the Week - Mike Huckabee from Bill Dowling Interesting Fauna - Sollasina cthulhu Ask George - Cross-handed drumming? from John - In the pocket? from S ...…
 
Episode #93 of BGMania. Spurred by a recent announcement from SEGA that Project Sakura Wars is not only being developed, but also releasing in North America Spring 2020, Bryan decided it was time to take Frank and everyone else on a trip. A trip to a game franchise that most outside of Japan are not familiar with. Sit back and relax as we journ ...…
 
The 1967 film "Valley of the Dolls" was, on the surface, like any other assignment John Williams had in his early film scoring career. His task was to adapt music from five original songs by Andre and Dory Previn, and put in some original music of his own. The gig turned out to be a major step forward for the Maestro, marking his first screen c ...…
 
The British composer Gustav Holst lived and worked in a West London neighborhood called Hammersmith for many years—and in 1930, Holst gave that name to a work for wind band he wrote on commission from the BBC.“Hammersmith” opens with a "Prelude" representing the river Thames, which, said Holst, "goes on its way unnoticed and unconcerned." A “Sc ...…
 
Today's Reel Change begins a delightful dive into the history of the Movie Musical. For a twist, we start in the present day and move backwards in time, step by step, song by song in a most melodious walk down memory lane. We hope today's selections (by no means intended as an exhaustive 'greatest of' list) spark joy in the way only great movie ...…
 
01. DoubleV - Summer Rain [WILDRUN]02. Costa & Hanna Finsen - A Dead End Is All We Know [RAZ NITZAN]03. Leo Lauretti & Noar ft. Brandon Mignacca - Gravity [ENHANCED PROG]04. Milad E & Wynwood - Aegean [SUANDA PROGRESSIVE]05. AYDA - Higher [SUANDA PROGRESSIVE]06. Honan - Stormbreaker [GROTESQUE]07. Ana Criado & Aurosonic - Ask Me Anything (Sunca ...…
 
Famed comic book artist Stephen Bissette (Swamp Thing).
 
Robert and Kenny return for the Season 2 premiere and begin the show discussing headlines from the offseason. Matt Schrader joins to talk the release of his six-part podcast series, Blockbuster. Then Emmy-winning composer Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Outlander, Battlestar Gallactica, 10 Cloverfield Lane) joins to tell the story of his path ...…
 
In the years following the end of World War II, the “baby boom” led to a dramatic rise in the number of high school and college music programs across the country. By the mid-1950s, a number of well-known American composers started receiving commissions from these schools for new works for wind band. In the past half-century, the Symphony for Ba ...…
 
After over twenty years of collecting, it’s not often one finds a Jerry Goldsmith album one has never heard—let alone never heard of. Yet, while doing research for this podcast, that is precisely what happened to Jens. He therefore invited David as an impromptu guest to share this joy for the first time ever. The opening music is "The Price of ...…
 
New Music: Sun of GoldfingerFeaturing the new ECM album with Tim Berne, David Torn, Ches Smith. Interview with Tim Berne.Set List: https://jazzcloset.blogspot.com/2019/04/set-list-041519.htmlPhoto: courtesy ECM Records ©Robert Lewis
 
There has only been one artist that I struggled with so much. The artist? Prince!
 
In this podcast: 1. Icicle, 2. Father of Sam, 3. Jambedaem, 4. Beth Quist, 5. Icicle, 6. Self Delusion, 7. Norine Braun, 8. Beth Quist, 9. Wicked Allstars, 10. Where's Moo, 11. The West Exit, 12. Seismic AnamolyBy http://magnatune.com/podcasts/.
 
In this podcast: 1. Icicle, 2. Father of Sam, 3. Jambedaem, 4. Beth Quist, 5. Icicle, 6. Self Delusion, 7. Norine Braun, 8. Beth Quist, 9. Wicked Allstars, 10. Where's Moo, 11. The West Exit, 12. Seismic AnamolyBy http://magnatune.com/podcasts/.
 
Bessie Smith performing W.C. Handy’s St. Louis Blues in a 16-minute movie of that name, filmed in 1929. It is the only known movie of Empress Smith” Today we celebrate the birth – on April 15, 1894, 125 years ago today, in Chattanooga, Tennessee – of the American contralto Bessie Smith. Bessie Smith We Reflect on “GOAT” When I was growing up, t ...…
 
A few years back, when RCA records issued a boxed set of 100 favorite Boston Pops recordings made by Arthur Fiedler, they included Handel’s celebrated “Largo.”Over a hundred years earlier, the Theodore Thomas Orchestra had established this melody as a favorite with 19th century American audiences. Back then, Handel was best-known for his sacred ...…
 
Composer and conductor Onsby Rose has had a remarkably diverse career as a performer, teacher, and railroad conductor and was recently appointed Director of Instrumental Activities/Associate Professor of Music at Dordt College. Topics: An overview of Onsby’s remarkably diverse career including a discussion about being a Marine Corps musician an ...…
 
On the verge of releasing his first recording of chamber music, the best dude around, Trevor Dunn, returns to the podcast for a second go-round on the mics. Living in Brooklyn since 2000 Trevor has been a key figure in dozens of projects led by John Zorn, Mike Patton, Erik Friedlander, Kris Davis and many many more. Now at the age of 51, he is ...…
 
Vocalist Sanne Rambags is on the show to discuss her collaborative trio Mudita, Under the Surface's new live record Trinity, her instrumental approach to singing and her plans to bring together all kinds of musicians in her European Colours Group during this year's Young VIP tour. Detailed show notes and links are available at soundofthemoment. ...…
 
A number of the quintessentially “French” operas are set in other lands. Bizet’s “Carmen” is set in Spain and Gounod’s ”Faust” is in Germany, to cite just two examples. But Spain and Germany were familiar next-door neighbors for 19th century Frenchmen, and in that colonizing age, Parisian audiences also enjoyed traveling to much more exotic cor ...…
 
What is folk music? What are hormones? What happens in a family band? These questions and more.
 
Special guest Parker Robinson joins the podcast to talk about recording techniques, mic placements, Dune, Disc Golf, and much more. The show ends with a fantastic guitar suite by Scott A. Niebauer.
 
Special guest Parker Robinson joins the podcast to talk about recording techniques, mic placements, Dune, Disc Golf, and much more. The show ends with a fantastic guitar suite by Scott A. Niebauer.
 
It was the Olivier Awards last Sunday and we were there backstage to interview the winners! Including, Kyle Soller, Patsy Ferran, Chriss Wally, Monica Dolan, Jonathan Bailey and Pattie Lupone as well as the producers of Come From Away and Marianne Elliot who directed Company and Chris Harper the producer. Warning today's podcast does contain sq ...…
 
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In 1952, the West Point Military Band celebrated that famous military academy’s Sesquicentennial by asking prominent composers to write celebratory works to mark the occasion. Among those who responded with a new piece was the American composer Morton Gould, whose “West Point Symphony” received its premiere performance on today’s date in 1952, ...…
 
An Irish-Canadian pocket rocket with a mighty voice.
 
What's Norah been up to since her breakthrough record Come Away With Me?
 
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In this podcast: 1. Music for a Winter's Eve, 2. Wildcat Viols, 3. Alison Crum and Roy Marks, 4. Music for a Winter's Eve, 5. Poeticall Musicke, 6. Dufay Collective, 7. Wildcat Viols, 8. Ensemble Vermillian, 9. Dufay Collective, 10. Dufay Collective, 11. Bach Collegium San Diego, 12. Music for a Winter's Eve, 13. Oberlin Consort of Viols, 14. M ...…
 
Donald Macleod explores the prolific life of Joseph Haydn, with a spotlight on his massesJoseph Haydn’s prodigious creativity earned him the titles Father of the Symphony and Father of the String Quartet. However, he was also occupied with sacred music throughout his career. This week, as Donald Macleod follows Haydn’s journey from humble choir ...…
 
Today’s date marks the birthday of a significant American composer with an intriguing name, sounding at once both French and Slavic. Henri Lazarof was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, on April 12, 1932, and began his musical studies at the age of 6. He graduated from the Sofia Academy at the age of 16, studied composition in Rome with the Italian moder ...…
 
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