Best Composer podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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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
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Let's make music
 
Crew Call is a Deadline podcast hosted by Anthony D'Alessandro. It features in depth interviews with some of the biggest mover and shakers in the entertainment industry.
 
An exploration of early music, looking at early developments in musical performance and composition both in Britain and abroad
 
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Skip the Repeat
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"Skip the Repeat" is a podcast hosted by pianist Kai Talim. It features long form conversations with friends and guests who are the artists, musicians, and creatives at the forefront of their respective fields.
 
Host and Emmy-winning Film Critic, Entertainment Analyst and Media Personality Jackson Murphy (aka Lights Camera Jackson) talks with Movie/TV/Web celebs and content creators.
 
In a unique weekly podcast, Edith Bowman sits down with a variety of film directors, actors, producers and composers to talk about the music that inspired them and how they use music in their films, from their current release to key moments in their career. The music chosen by our guests is woven into the interview and used alongside clips from their films.https://twitter.com/soundtrackingukhttps://www.facebook.com/Soundtrackingwithedithbowman/https://play.spotify.com/user/soundtrackingwithe ...
 
Westminster-to-Go Podcast Series
 
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Xanthe Briefly
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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)
 
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SoundOfMuzak
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A Freelance Musician and Composer based in Mumbai, India.Music for your jingles and short movies.Email: soundofmuzak666@gmail.com
 
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In the Blood
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You can feel it. Pumping. Surging. Pounding. Music flowing through your veins. In this podcast series from Sword Chomp, Morgan interviews the minds behind the video game music you love.
 
Great audio content for you to learn and master your craft! Whether it be VO, Sound Design, Music or Composing you'll find great reviews, interviews and other content here! www.thesoundarchitect.co.uk
 
Welcome to “Making It With Terry Wollman”, the show that explores the secrets, successes and strategies for making it in the music biz.In the studio, the classroom, and in my travels, I so often get questions about the creative process, so I created this show to focus on what it takes to have a lasting career in the ever-changing landscape of the music business. You’re really in for a treat, as I have invited my friends, some of the best and brightest in music, to share their stories. I guar ...
 
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.
 
An edited version of the regular Building a Library slot where guest experts review available recordings of a work from the classical music repertoire and give a recommendation.
 
Join us each week as we discuss all things software development. Frequently joined by a far more intelligent guest on the show's topic, we by no means know everything, but love what we do. Topics range from daily developer life, PHP, frameworks, testing, good software design and our experiences using many other programming languages.
 
"Up Close & Personal" with Latinjazzy is my creation that materialized from my passion and love affair with music."Up Close & Personal" (UC&P) is an internet broadcast ALL about the world of JAZZ, the artists and their fans. UC&P is meant for it to serve as another platform for Jazz artists to have so they can showcase their artistry. "Up Close & Personal" will bring you the best of the best in Contemporary, Smooth, Traditional, Classical, Latin Jazz and World Jazz., one show at a time...UC& ...
 
An exploration of music production through informal discussions about technique, philosophy, gear, and creativity. Hosted by Brian Funk, aka AfroDJMac, a musician, songwriter, teacher, and Ableton Certified Trainer.
 
Pop culture by the bucket!
 
Marc Capponi is a composer, performer, and proud member of the band Rocknoceros.
 
Kelly and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. www.ThatClassicalPodcast.com
 
Podcast by John Presley
 
Fiesta is a weekly classical music program devoted to Latin American and Iberian music from the 16th to 21st century, and brings artistically and historically significant compositions and artists to its listeners. Acclaimed composer, musician, and professor Elbio Barilari is your guide on this adventure through a rich musical landscape. We invite you to enjoy and learn about the lively, compelling, and rarely-heard treasures of Latino classical music from around the world. Interviews with co ...
 
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Soundcheck
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Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
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The SoundCast
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Talking all things film, tv, and video game soundtracks. Soundtrack news, reviews, composer interviews.
 
Podcast from GMI – Guitar And Music Institute including guitarist interviews, guitar lessons, guitar tips, guitar gear and more.
 
Aspiring Dj & music composer in the process of making. Feel free to comment, like & Share. If you would like to show support or use any of my tracks for personal use please feel free to checkout my bandcamp @ https://djborg.bandcamp.com/ get in the loop and enjoy #getintheloop
 
Ever wonder why Mega Man music gets stuck in your head? Or why the music in Super Mario 64 sounds so different yet familiar at the same time? We've got you covered! Join Grammy award winning producer Phil Nicolo, music composer Sully, and our very own Alden and Drew with [DOO] Play's first podcast!
 
Learn what it takes to not only survive in the modern music industry, but thrive. Sit down with legends, risers, songwriters, session musicians, industry execs, etc., as they recount their biggest hits, past failures, battling addictions, racism, sexism, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and even homelessness to get where they are today.
 
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Basic Brainheart
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Celebrating and interrogating creatives of all stripes.
 
Get quick bites of Zend Framework – the leading development framework for PHP. Find out what's new, what's going on, and how to use it, in less time than it takes to drink a coffee — every Thursday.
 
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What'sHerName
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Women's History Podcast
 
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Couch Wisdom
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Couch Wisdom is a weekly podcast presenting the best of Red Bull Music Academy’s lecture archive. Questlove has called these in-depth interviews ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ for music, and who are we to disagree with Questlove? With personal stories and creative insights from Björk to The Black Madonna, Young Thug engineer Alex Tumay to Moodymann, there’s something for every music fan. Red Bull Music Academy is a world-traveling series of festivals and workshops est. in 1998.
 
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The Annotator
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The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores.
 
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Soundcheck
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Live performances and conversations in which artists talk about their work, their process, and themselves. Genre-blind but open-eared. Hosted by John Schaefer.
 
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Damn Interesting
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The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
 
Three people talking about the subject they love. Recorded in real places. Published without edits.
 
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
 
Welcome to the Life Hacks for Entrepreneurs Podcast where we share practical life hacks (shortcuts) to shape your best life and business- with your host, loss mitigation executive, entrepreneur, and nationally featured author & speaker, David Ubeda.
 
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Roadie Free Radio
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Roadie free radio is your VIP pass to the behind the scene's of both the music and film Industries. so grab your gear and get on the bus!
 
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Case Notes
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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.
 
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ComposerCast
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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.
 
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What'sHerName
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Women's History Podcast
 
Nintendo Switch, 3DS, DS, Wii U, and PS Vita News, Media, & Retro Junk
 
Illuminating 60-second flights through the world of classical music with host and longtime NPR commentator Miles Hoffman. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
 
Podcast by Andrew
 
Travel Writer, Essayist, Adventurer, Teacher
 
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Riverbend Podcast
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Sunday morning messages from Riverbend Church, ATX.
 
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Nerd For A Living
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Nerd For A Living explores the lives and careers of people working in pop-culture and genre entertainment industries - film and television, comics, gaming, animation, publishing, and beyond. We feature interviews with working professionals in nerdy career fields, plus speaker panels recorded live at major comic conventions across the US. Hosted by Adron Buske. Produced by Wendy Buske.
 
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Ben Walton recommends recordings of Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle
 
Michelle Lewis and Doug Rockwell wrote 15 songs for the new 'Loud House' half-hour special 'Really Loud Music', airing Friday Nov. 23 at 7pmET on Nickelodeon.
 
Have you ever noticed that there's a lot of complaining happening? In this week's short story from a past Skip the Repeat guest, Mary Javian, Chair of Career Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, talks about the culture of complaining in the classical music world, why it happens, and what we can do about it.…
 
In this podcast: 1. Alison Crum and Roy Marks, 2. Poeticall Musicke, 3. Alison Crum and Roy Marks, 4. Alex McCartney, 5. Alex McCartney, 6. Mediva, 7. Dufay Collective, 8. Gilles Zimmermann, 9. Poeticall Musicke, 10. Poeticall Musicke, 11. Ralph Rousseau Meulenbroeks, 12. Alex McCartney, 13. Poeticall Musicke, 14. Timothy Vajda, 15. Gilles Zimm ...…
 
Donald Macleod presents five takes on the life and music of Gioachino Rossini.Donald starts by unpacking the winning formula Rossini hit on right at the start of his operatic career. Aged 18, Rossini was thrown in at the deep end, learning on the job at Venice’s Teatro San Moisè, and the structural groundplan he concocted for his early farces c ...…
 
There are many musical terms that get translated into several languages, depending on the native language of the composer who’s using the terms. The Italian term Allegro , for example, might appear as “Lively,” in English, or “Vif,” in French, or “Lebhaft,” in German. But there’s one musical term that for some reason you’ll only ever see…or hea ...…
 
Dane Walker and Christopher Coleman are joined by Matt Carr ("composer") to discus James Newton Howard's recent original score to THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS. They dive into their expectations and reactions to the film and score, their favorite pieces from the score and conclude the episode by listing their TOP 5 SCORES for Disney Live-A ...…
 
The cinematic Minnesota band Cloud Cult is a creative collective who continually celebrates life and love, and catharsis through music and multimedia performances, usually involving painting from stage, and lately, film. Cloud Cult’s emotive, melodic, orchestral indie rock is perfectly suited to the movies. Singer/instrumentalist Craig Minowa a ...…
 
The cinematic Minnesota band Cloud Cult is a creative collective who continually celebrates life and love, and catharsis through music and multimedia performances, usually involving painting from stage, and lately, film. Cloud Cult’s emotive, melodic, orchestral indie rock is perfectly suited to the movies. Singer/instrumentalist Craig Minowa a ...…
 
“Program music” is instrumental music that attempts to tell a story, paint a scene or picture, or convey impressions of a character, place, or event. But no matter how sonically descriptive, music is always open to a range of interpretations—sometimes far removed from the composer’s intentions—and no two people will ever hear the same work in e ...…
 
Director Luca Guadagnino joins Anthony to discuss his career and his new film “Suspiria”.
 
Your strange job as a performing artist—musician, actor, or dancer—is to immerse yourself completely in the work of art you’re performing—to lose yourself, in a sense—and yet at all times to remain aware of precisely what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. It’s not easy, and sometimes the process—which is complicated to begin with—becomes do ...…
 
Honestly, if you have any tips for managing this, I'd love to hear them... Instagram Twitter Facebook Website Note: I published this episode early to my patrons several days ago! From now on, I will be posting all my episodes early to my patrons first, before setting them to public release. If you'd like to hear future episodes of Xanthe Briefl ...…
 
Marilyn Tam PhD is a speaker, author, consultant and board certified executive leadership coach. She was formerly the CEO of Aveda, President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, Vice President of Nike, and a successful entrepreneur who built four companies. Marilyn is a writer for Thrive/Medium on how to create a happy, healthy, successful, and ...…
 
JJ Kirkpatrick has been surrounded by great educators all his life. JJ gives tribute to the late Roy Hargrove (2:50), talks to Kai about what Thara Memory meant to him (6:30), and what got him to turn his life around after a troubling middle school experience (19:20). They also discuss how he ended up at one of the most prestigious music school ...…
 
Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in classical music, the final movements of instrumental pieces—the finales— were almost always in fast tempos, and they usually ended loud, and emphatically. No matter where the rest of the piece had taken us, the finale was meant to provide a resolution, a sense that we’d just heard a complete ...…
 
Through out a good part of my adult life. I've been feeling a certain kind of way. I never truly understood it, but While doing yoga. A "deep dark" feeling hit me in my body, right into my heart. So deep, and so painful. It scared me! I have to share this with you.
 
A taste of home, overhauling healthcare, and dropping verbal bombs with Castlecomer, Tatum Allsep of Music Health Alliance, and Luke Dick of Republican Hair. One song can really change your life. That's at least the origin story for Australian based band Castlecomer. Bede and Neel of the band let us in how touring the states have been going, ho ...…
 
“The hashtag level of social media discourse can be really frustrating. It tends to bend narratives toward the hashtag slogan. But when we start sweeping everything into the same category, we begin to trivialize the core issue.” – Rolf Potts Ari Shaffir (@AriShaffir) is a comedian, writer, podcaster, and actor. He is the current host of the pod ...…
 
Anne Chmelewsky is a composer and writer for screen and stage. She has writing music for Mark Weeden's feature film Only People (2018), Sofian Khan's Do We Belong (The Atlantic Selects 2018) and An Act of Worship, (Field of Vision 2017), as well as the Emmy & Golden Globes nominated Derek (dir. Ricky Gervais, Netflix / C4). One of Anne Chmelews ...…
 
Our latest episode of Soundtracking in association with the White Company marks the first appearance for a man Edith has long admired. Steve McQueen is a British writer, director and producer. who had critical big-screen success with Hunger and Shame before scooping an Academy Award for 12 Years A Slave. His latest project is the ensemble heist ...…
 
Swiss pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch creates playful and carefully balanced works containing both space and riffs. There might be as much listening going on as there is playing, which points to a spiritual focus, trust, and discipline that comes from Bärtsch's avid practice of the Japanese martial art Aikido. In his electric group, Nik Bärtsc ...…
 
Swiss pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch creates playful and carefully balanced works containing both space and riffs. There might be as much listening going on as there is playing, which points to a spiritual focus, trust, and discipline that comes from Bärtsch's avid practice of the Japanese martial art Aikido. In his electric group, Nik Bärtsc ...…
 
Outdoor concerts can be delightful, especially when the music and the natural surroundings make a perfect mix. Then again, when you’re playing outdoors, things sometimes happen that wouldn’t ever happen in the concert hall—and I’m not just talking about thunderstorms. I’m thinking of a concert I played many years ago at a festival in France. Th ...…
 
Gil Craig is an Audio Engineer and a Sound Designer based out of Wellington New Zealand. As a Monitor Engineer she has mixed for the Phoenix Foundation with the New Zealand Symphony, The Pink Floyd Experience, as well as many other Symphony orchestra productions and concerts. She is also an accomplished record mixer, with several award-winning ...…
 
Chicago producer Kavain Space, AKA RP Boo, invented footwork with his 1997 track “Baby Come On.” A dancer at first, Space learned to produce thanks to Dance Mania affiliate DJ Slugo. By bumping up the tempo of ghetto house, he established a new template that lit a fire under an entire generation of dancers and producers. In the wake of footwork ...…
 
Ableton’s Loop is a summit for music makers. It’s an incredible get together for people in the music production community to meet and share ideas. The schedule of events is amazing, and there are opportunities to talk, face to face, with so many brilliant people. I was hanging around the Maker Zone, when Angelica from Ableton asked if I’d like ...…
 
Student Ministry Pastor Doug Congdon reminds us that no matter our differences, we still have instruction from Jesus on how to behave towards one another - especially those we don't agree with in such divisive and charged times.
 
El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired much music in Latin American culture. Though closely associated with American Halloween festivities, El Día is a tradition more centered around honoring and paying tribute to one’s ancestors, who are considered to maintain a beneficial, watchful influence on the lives of their descendants. ...…
 
Simon Heighes recommends recordings of Couperin's Trois Leçons de Ténèbres
 
Decisions are my kryptonite. Join my Patreon family! Instagram Twitter Facebook Regular ol’ websiteBy Chrysanthe Tan.
 
Tattoos are controversial where Yura Lee and I come from, Korea and Japan respectively, and in the classical music world. In this week’s short episode from a past Skip the Repeat guest, we unpack her thoughts before she got her first ink, anxiety about whether she would be accepted by the industry or not, what she learned afterwards, and why we ...…
 
In this podcast: 1. Poeticall Musicke, 2. Ernst Stolz, 3. Wildcat Viols, 4. Poeticall Musicke, 5. Alex McCartney, 6. Wildcat Viols, 7. Ralph Rousseau Meulenbroeks, 8. Gilles Zimmermann, 9. Oberlin Consort of Viols, 10. Poeticall Musicke, 11. Alison Crum and Roy Marks, 12. Poeticall Musicke, 13. Alison Crum and Roy Marks, 14. Poeticall Musicke, ...…
 
Donald Macleod marks 350 years since the birth of François Couperin, one of France’s most dazzling musical talents.Donald begins by leading us through a gallery of the musical portraits that Couperin composed – depicting his contemporaries Lully and Corelli, his aristocratic patrons, and well-known mythological figures. Next, he delves into Cou ...…
 
Composers often call for repeats , in their music, for whole sections of their pieces to be played twice. And the question is: what’s the point? One answer is that the repeat helps the listener remember the musical material. But more important, I think, is that the second time through a section always has different meaning, and meanings , preci ...…
 
In this episode, we chat with 18 year old Human Connectedness Expert, TedX Speaker & Author Isaac Rosenbaum. Isaac’s mission of ending human trafficking, teen suicide and depression has lead him to share a message of hope on two TedX stages.
 
Arthur Moon is the moniker of composer/singer/multi-instrumentalist Lora-Faye Åshuvud. As Arthur Moon, she is the anchor who has gathered collaborators- including Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Bilal, Wyclef Jean) and Martin D. Fowler (a composer for This American Life) and other folks. They trade demos and build on musical perspectives, which she ...…
 
Arthur Moon is the moniker of composer/singer/multi-instrumentalist Lora-Faye Åshuvud. As Arthur Moon, she is the anchor who has gathered collaborators- including Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Bilal, Wyclef Jean) and Martin D. Fowler (a composer for This American Life) and other folks. They trade demos and build on musical perspectives, which she ...…
 
I'm so sorry to the cities of Pittsburgh and Los Angeles for the recent tragedies that have taken place. Please, show a little extra empathy and love towards people today.
 
If you have a chance to attend an orchestra concert anytime soon and one of the pieces on the program calls for a harp, make sure to watch the harpist’s feet. They’ll be busy. The modern concert harp has forty seven strings, but it also has seven foot pedals, each of which controls one set of strings for each note of the scale. The A pedal, for ...…
 
Composer and Editor John Ottman joins Anthony to discuss his career and work on the film "Bohemian Rhapsody".
 
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