Best Music podcasts (Updated April 2019; image)
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People say that music is the world's universal language through which artists express different emotions and relay powerful messages to listeners. Listening to podcasts enables you to follow your favorite music shows on your way home, at work, while walking in the park, even in the farthest breathtaking regions deprived of Internet connectivity. The podcasts listed in this catalog cover all genres, ranging from classic to rock, from blues to pop. Some of the podcasts listed in the catalog discuss about the latest charts, the hottest music news and cover musical events as well as new music discoveries and conversations with emerging artists, icons. Also, there are shows where musicians dissect their songs and analyse them verse by verse, telling the story behind how they were made as well as the ideas that went through their minds in the process of writing and recording. Other podcasts reveal genuine chunks of the personal lives of authors, told by their associates or themselves.
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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.
 
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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KZradio הקצה
Daily+
 
An independent radio station from Tel Aviv. For music lovers by music lovers.
 
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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Popcast
Weekly
 
The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.
 
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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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.
 
From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play.
 
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
 
Mountain Stage Podcast
 
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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
 
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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Defected Radio
Weekly+
 
Podcast from Defected Records
 
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 www.twfps.com
 
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
Monthly
 
Stories About Music From Around The World
 
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. 628142
 
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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 stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!).
 
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. 628142
 
An hour of fresh new tunes from BBC Music Introducing handpicked by Tom Robinson each week in the early hours of Monday morning.
 
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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Reasonably Sound
Rare
 
A podcast about sound by Mike Rugnetta
 
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Country Fried Rock
Monthly
 
Country Fried Rock’s podcast
 
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.)
 
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.
 
What makes a song a smash? Talent? Luck? Timing? All that—and more. Chris Molanphy, pop-chart analyst and author of Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love—or hate—dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.
 
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Punch Up The Jam
Weekly
 
Every week, comedians/best friends Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe attempt to fix a popular song despite absolutely no qualifications. PUNCH UP THE JAM is a show cataloging their descent into madness as they review, rewrite, and remix all the hits you love to hate, or just love (until they ruin it for you.)
 
UPDATE: We moved over to simplecast https://albumbyalbum.simplecast.fm/Album by Album is a weekly conversation about music and the way it changes our lives.
 
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.
 
A Conversational Music Podcast
 
#1 Syndicate Caribbean Radio Show Worldwide! Official Worldwide Dancehall Hot 20 Countdown
 
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.
 
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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 ...
 
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
 
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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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Home Studio Corner
Monthly+
 
Tips, Tricks, and Advice for the Home Recording Studio Owner
 
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Dissect
Monthly
 
The anatomy of an album. Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times. Each season host Cole Cuchna examines a single album, forensically dissecting the music and lyrics of one song per episode.Currently dissecting Flower Boy by Tyler, The Creator (Season 4).Past seasons:S3 - Blonde by Frank OceanS2 - MBDTF by Kanye WestS1 - To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick LamarMS1 - Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
 
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: http://apple.co/1clvR9g **
 
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.
 
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.
 
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!
 
Hosts Andrew King and Mike Raine bring you the latest insider look at the Canadian music industry. Listen to in-depth 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@nwcworld.com. Listen and subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, and Spotify.
 
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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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The Music Scout
Weekly
 
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!
 
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.
 
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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Phil Taggart on his new book 'Slackers Guide to the music Industry'
 
Carrie Ann Moran, Programme manager at the Rediscover fashion & Eco Store on Circular Fashion
 
Motley Crew manager Allen Kovac on managing the band and the documentary ‘The Dirt’
 
I've tried to fit a wide range of stuff in tonight - the year continues to progress with excellent releases, and I'm away for the next two weeks travelling around New Zealand, so let's see how much ground we can cover... LISTEN AGAIN and write down all the things you need to buy... stream on demand from FBi, podcast here. Michel Banabila - Coll ...…
 
On today’s date in 1937, one of Aaron Copland’s least well-known works had its premiere performance. This was an opera written for high school students, New York’s Henry Street Settlement Music School, to be exact, and entitled “The Second Hurricane.”In his memoirs, Copland recalled that at the time he wrote it, he was living at the Empire Hote ...…
 
From the archives: the story, and sound, of that famous cathedral's organ that looks to have survived this week's catastrophic fire.
 
Marking the most celebrated and performed pieces of the western canon; the St Matthew Passion and Messiah. Bach and Handel lived within 100 kilometres of each other but never met.
 
Paul Reviews Greta, Dragged Across Concrete, Loro and Red Joan
 
It’s Easter weekend, Vet Pete Wedderburn on the importance of not giving your dogs chocolate and the symptoms of chocolate poisoning in animals
 
Eagle Eye Cherry ahead of his gig in Whelan’s, Dublin on May 29th
 
Religious music, like the religious experience itself, comes in all shapes, forms, moods, and colors.On today’s date in the year 2002, for example, this setting of the Song of Isaiah had its premiere performance at the Milwaukee Art Museum during a concert by the Present Music ensemble. The composer of the new setting was a native of Milwaukee ...…
 
What's next for this orchestra builder?
 
Raw songs of history, heartbreak and the Irish tradition.
 
What does it mean to be a musician in the digital age? How can you take advantage of popular platforms to get your music heard by more people? In this episode of The New Music Industry, I talk to Michael Sloane, Co-Founder of Streaming Promotions. We get into everything from opportunities artists are missing all the way to how we’re all informa ...…
 
This week SongTalk Radio has a special episode celebrating the 35th anniversary of the classic film, “This Is Spinal Tap”. And joining us in our trip down memory lane is one of our favourite guests on the show Blair Packham. We talk about where and when we first encountered this classic cult comedy and how true it was to our own experiences in ...…
 
The 17-year-old musician has been revising the rules of young stardom. But she may be more of a classicist than her aesthetic would suggest. Guests: The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli; Meaghan Garvey
 
Twice a month, guitar amp guru Skip Simmons shares stories and answers your questions on tube amp buying, restoration and repair. Co-hosted by the Fretboard Journal’s Jason Verlinde. Submit your guitar amp questions to Skip here: fretboardjournal@gmail.com or by leaving us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. The more questions we get, the more ...…
 
Welcome back to The Music Scout podcast! We have today an interview with folk singer/songwriter Kev Minney who was on the podcast as a guest back in early 2018, one of my first interviews for the podcast and he was releasing his debut album "Stories Of The Sky" back then. Now, a lot has changed and he has a new single out (which you'll hear at ...…
 
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 ARTIST DATABASE: https://www.beyondsynth.com/Submit music for consideration: beyondsynth@gmail.comDon’t forget to check out the artists featured on this show:EAGLE EYED TIGER - ...…
 
Twenty years into his career, it's safe to say Josh Ritter is a master songwriter and musician. But while making his latest album, 'Fever Breaks', he felt nervous. Ritter had been making music with generally the same small group of people, The Royal City Band, for most of his career. But this time, he decided to switch it up and have his friend ...…
 
Our list of the best albums out this week includes Lizzo's long-awaited debut, the rousing, infectious anthems of Johnnyswim, new music from The Tallest Man On Earth, Loyle Carner and more. FEATURED ALBUMS: Lizzo, Cuz I Love You; Johnnyswim, Moonlight; Kelsey Lu, Blood; The Tallest Man On Earth, I Love You. It's A Fever Dream.; Loyle Carner, No ...…
 
Our list of the best albums out this week includes Lizzo's long-awaited debut, the rousing, infectious anthems of Johnnyswim, new music from The Tallest Man On Earth, Loyle Carner and more. FEATURED ALBUMS: Lizzo, Cuz I Love You; Johnnyswim, Moonlight; Kelsey Lu, Blood; The Tallest Man On Earth, I Love You. It's A Fever Dream.; Loyle Carner, No ...…
 
Podfather Derek Calhoun returns to the show for the first time since vv016 to tell us about how he's been going down the rabbit hole with one of the most prolific bands of all time, Grateful Dead, while playing us their 2nd album Anthem of the Sun. That's It for the E-mail: volcanovinyl@gmail.com Grateful Tweets: twitter.com/volcanovinyl…
 
hour one:"tranesonic" (alternate version) john coltrane"dishes" emma decorsey"viber" emma decorsey"hey! what’s your story?" duo decibel system"is this all there is?" nina diaz"it's the poor that helps the poor" howie reeve"bird's lament" rattlemouth"rogna" marco serrato / francesco covarino"caduta" stefano pilia"just lick me" emma decorseyhour ...…
 
The Liverpool punk outfit are ferocious and fierce, screeching and shredding with every second. The band perform songs from their eponymous debut live from Studio 9294 in Hackney Wick in London during KEXP's International Clash Day 2019 broadcast. Recorded 2/17/2019. 6 songs - Victim Age, Lucy Fur, Loner, Hunger Pains, Sissy Fists, Boy…
 
New Age Healers - Satellite - from the 2019 self-released album Debris.
 
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