Best Music podcasts (Updated January 2018; 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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KZradio הקצה
Daily
 
An independent radio station from Tel Aviv. For music lovers by music lovers.
 
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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 critic Jon Caramanica and guests discuss 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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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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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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Songlines Podcast
Rare
 
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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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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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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Travels in Music
Weekly
 
A Podcast That Shares Stories About Music From Around The World
 
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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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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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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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Music Biz Podcast
Monthly+
 
We cover the topics that matter most to music industry professionals.
 
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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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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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Reasonably Sound
Monthly
 
A podcast about sound by Mike Rugnetta
 
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KEXP Live Performances Podcast
Weekly+
 
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.
 
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triple j Like A Version
Monthly+
 
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..
 
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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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The Listening Party Podcast
Monthly+
 
A Conversational Music Podcast
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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
 
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 - www.canadianmusician.com. For more information contact us at 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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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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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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The Music Scout
Monthly+
 
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!
 
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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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Can-Do Radio
Rare
 
 
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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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On today’s date in 1968, London witnessed a double debut: the first concert of the London Sinfonietta, a chamber group which would go on to become one of the Britain’s most famous new music ensembles and, on their debut program, the premiere performance of a dramatic cantata by John Tavener, who would go on to become one of Britain’s most famou ...…
 
Erin O’Dowd stops by the studio to talk about her new single Trick Pony. They also get into the power of meditation, the OG country artists, and cringe thing on the internet. Wafflebutt Media owner Tim Phillippe comes on to talk about podcast recording, Aziz Ansari, and the Lana Del Ray vs Radiohead lawsuit. Erin O’Dowd's Music: https://www.eri ...…
 
The trumpeter, scholar and freedom fighter Hugh Masekela died this morning in Johannesburg, at 78. The Checkout has periodically checked in over the years with this South African jazz master — though he'd be the first to say that he wasn’t a jazz artist, nor is jazz an American art form.By srentner@wbgo.org (srentner).
 
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The Musician's Podcast: Conversations with artists about music
 
Leaving the spotlight to pursue songwriting. This weekI'm chatting with Lauren Aquilina about her decision to move away from centre stage and continue a career as a songwriter. She has written with the best songwriters in the world and has made huge success in her career. We discuss how she was head strong as a child and only ever thought about ...…
 
This week's episode is our Grammy preview spectacular, starring five-time nominee Khalid!
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
 
David Byrne is back with his first album of all-new solo music in 14 years. American Utopia, due out March 9 on Byrne's Todo Mundo imprint, includes contributions from Brian Eno, the Onyx Collective, Daniel Lopatin, Sampha and more. We kick this week's show off with the first single from the album, the polyrhythmic, party-pop song "Everybody's ...…
 
 
Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy join host Brian Hiatt to go deep on their new album, Always Ascending. They also look back at their classic debut LP, review the new Justin Timberlake song and much more
 
Emily sat down with Alice, Bella & Rakel from Dream Wife to discuss the release of their debut album, their upcoming instore performance at Rough Trade East and their selections for this episode of Shoplifting.roughtrade.com/gb/music/dream-wife
 
Brian uses his new "3:1 ratio" as a reason to bring on a band that has come up often in the show's history, Green Day, and their classic album Dookie. Green-mails: volcanovinyl@gmail.com Tweet Day: @volcanovinyl #vv139
 
On this week’s episode long-time friend of the show Jason Ferguson brings a country classic by Todd Snider (maybe). He tells us about his new hobbies, pros and cons of being a local podcaster, ruining presents, signing Bibles, watching people sleep, great liner notes, targeting your audience, not owning physical copies of his own music, genuine ...…
 
Bette Smith - I Found Love - from the 2017 album Jetlagger on Big Legal Mess Records.
 
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Composers Datebook
 
On today’s date in 1935, at the Church of Saint François-Xavier in Paris, organist Geneviève de la Salle gave the first complete performance of the three-movement Suite, Op. 5, by the French composer, teacher, and virtuoso organist Maurice Duruflé.If you sing in a choir or are a fan of choral classics, you might be familiar with Duruflé’s seren ...…
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
 
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Best of British Unsigned
 
We sign off with our final show by celebrating six years of Best of British Unsigned and saying a big thank you to the people who made it all possible!
 
Show.co’s music marketing tools make it easy for you to create online campaigns that will get your fans to take specific actions. But the effectiveness of these tools is directly related to the... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
David Garfield is as passionate a musician as he is talented. His latest project is massive undertaking and involves collaborations with the best musicians in the music business. Outside The Box is the working title and Creatchy has already amassed over 40 tracks - and hes still going. This labor of love is a collection of original tracks, as w ...…
 
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Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio
 
The singer performed at the Tiny Desk without a warmup or soundcheck, with just her acoustic guitar and un-amplified voice, letting the wordplay in her songs shine through.
 
Connie Lim, who writes and records as MILCK (a combination of her last name backwards and her first two initials) makes music for anyone who feels out of place in the world. They're songs of empowerment and cathartic healing for the displaced and brokenhearted. It's a kind of thesis or mission statement MILCK first declared on her anthemic hit ...…
 
Thanks for checking out the 218th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! With incredible highs and sometimes depressing lows, The Urban Pioneers use a multitude of genres and instruments to bring a little something new and a lot of old time sound to a world of music desperate for something different! And travel the world they have, they are a true band ...…
 
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Talk Music Talk with boice
 
Regardless of the moniker (i.e. Nutshell) that brings you to the music of Dan Kleederman, his talent is the constant. The Brooklyn singer/songwriter and educator is currently in the studio working on his debut album...whose project name is also a work-in-progress. [This episode includes an exclusive "TMT Session with Dan Kleederman" featuring t ...…
 
On this week's episode I discuss a few things related to the support we might or might get from our parents while pursuing our dreams in music... or is it theirs?
 
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KEXP Song of the Day
 
Camp Cope - The Opener - from the 2018 album How To Socialise & Make Friends on Poison City/Run For Cover Records.
 
In January of 1980, the famous American film music composer John Williams was named conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. On today’s date that year he led his new orchestra in the premiere performance of this music, his own Overture to “The Cowboys.”This concert overture was based on material from Williams’ score for a John Wayne film entitle ...…
 
Hoo boy Shannon & Scott are slap happy in this one. Tweeeeeeeee!Writing partners Shannon & Scott tempt the salad spinner of fate as they write a short song about a random topic in a random style of music. Follow us on Twitter @songsaladcast, check out our website, songsaladpodcast.com, and visit our Patreon page, patreon.com/songsaladStreaming ...…
 
On this episode, we feature four songs from The Iowa Composers Forum, a group for Iowa's classical composers. Each song was picked by the director, Brooke Joyce. He chose four songs he felt represented the range of styles that our classical composers use.Brooke and I hope that you will enjoy this exploration into Iowa's classical music. If you ...…
 
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A Sunny Place for Shady People
 
Tommy Dubs Brings the Sunday Morning Vibes 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/id5470 ...…
 
Thanks for checking out this episode of Catching Up! Your host for this show is Louise Leone, and she’s really excited about today's guests. First interviewed on the ETX Rocks Show in season 1, episode 44, Will and Crystal Yates have returned to talk to us a little more, and tell us what's been happening in their lives and career since then. If ...…
 
In 1968, Senator Eugene McCarthy was running for President on an anti-war platform. The war in question was in Southeast Asia, and many American artists were, like Senator McCarthy, openly calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam.On today’s date at a New York fundraising event for the anti-war movement entitled “Broadway for Peace ...…
 
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The Music Show - Program podcast
 
Yoiking, which comes from the Sami people of northern Europe, is one of the oldest musical traditions in the world. Having a yoik is as important as having a name.
 
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The Music Show - Program podcast
 
Celebrating the African American experience across generations from slavery to Black Lives Matter.
 
On today’s date in 1939, pianist John Kirkpatrick gave a recital at Town Hall in New York City. First up on his program was a piano sonata by Beethoven, which was followed by the New York premiere of the complete “Concord” Sonata by the American composer Charles Ives.Ives had self-published his “Concord” Sonata some 20 years earlier, and sent d ...…
 
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By The Time You Hear This Podcast
 
Greg and Ben are joined by Brandon to discuss Dolores O’Riordan, concerts for Michael Jackson and Prince, Migos new national anthem, producers selling their beats, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, and our Earworms of the Week!Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (R3hab Remix)Justin Timberlake - Supplies Neon Indian - SlumlordBruno Mars vs. David Guetta - Versace On th ...…
 
BEYOND SYNTH airs Thursdays at 5PM EST on www.power85.com/ 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 BEYOND SYNTH mailing list: eepurl.com/cDQdQ9 ...…
 
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Free Music Archive Song of the Day Podcast
 
 
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The Music Show - Program podcast
 
Another side of George Frideric Handel - his flamboyant harpsichord.
 
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The Music Show - Program podcast
 
Two sisters, a viola, a fiddle and a BanSitar draw from a knowledge of traditions from all over Europe to create their own brand of folk music.
 
The lead singer of the Irish rock band, who died at 46, wrote songs in the 1990s that deeply touched young women and Irish listeners while appealing to a worldwide audience
 
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SCMS: Classical Conversation Podcast
 
SCMS Festival Artist and cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir discusses her musical education in her home country of Iceland and in the United States, her collaborations and recordings, and her experience as a teacher.
 
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Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio
 
The Malian musicians, who've been playing together for nearly 40 years, bring some of the most lyrical melodies and joyful sounds we've ever had at the Tiny Desk.
 
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