Best Music podcasts (Updated February 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
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.)
KZradio הקצה
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.
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
Soul Music
Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact
Pop Shop Podcast
Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and senior editor Katie Atkinson offer weekly Billboard chart breakdowns, discuss the hottest music news and cover the year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans, chart junkies and everyone in between are invited to this weekly half-hour discussion.
Next Music Online
Next is a new music show with a simple goal: Find you a new favorite song. I firmly believe that good people listen to good people. Please check out the website Enjoy it all, stay sexy and if you love someone hug them right now.
From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam, liner notes for the digital age. Digressions, arguments, back-stories, and random things to disagree with about music.
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
Mountain Stage Podcast
Songlines Podcast
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.
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 ...
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
Defected Radio
Podcast from Defected Records
Travels in Music
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 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
A podcast about sound by Mike Rugnetta
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.
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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The Free Music Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free and legal MP3 downloads. Our Song of the Day podcast features handpicked tracks including live in-studio recordings and Creative Commons releases. Every MP3 you discover is pre-cleared for certain types of use that would otherwise be prohibited by copyright laws, ranging from downloads to use in videos and remixes. Visit for more information about individual tracks and artists.
A Conversational Music Podcast
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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The Music Life
The Music Life is an exploration of what it means to be a contemporary maker of music during what could be considered 'the wild west' era of the music industry. This exploration is done through conversations with a diverse array of working music artists, producers, and industry professionals. There are many questions to be asked and stories to be told.The podcast is hosted and produced by two working musicians and record producers, Louis Abramson & Joey Secchiaroli. Both have spent the bette ...
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.
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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The Sub Pop Podcast
This is the Sub Pop Podcast, a product of Sub Pop Records, the Seattle-based record label since 1988. Hear stories from inside, outside, and adjacent to Sub Pop, straight from the horse's mouth. Season 3 begins May 23, 2017 with a new episode out every other Tuesday. Absolutely nothing sounds better.
Home Studio Corner
Tips, Tricks, and Advice for the Home Recording Studio Owner
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: **
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!
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 ...
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 - For more information contact us at Listen and subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, and Spotify.
The Music Scout
The Music Scout showcases the best new music around in 30 minute bitesize episodes of all different genres and sounds. 7 artists each week picked by host Lewis Fisher with the intent to expand your musical brains!
Music Business Facts- Where successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.
Build your career as a sound engineer. The podcast for live audio professionals. Interviews with the leading innovators in concert, theatre, and corporate production. Submit your questions: Lively is a Career Coach for Audio Professionals, Podcast Consultant for Small Businesses, and Author.
Welcome to How To Write A Tune, the only podcast that looks into the hearts, minds and souls of musicians and try to find an answer to the age old question; How do you write a tune? To add this podcast to your Podcast app please paste the following link into your podcast manual feed:
Composers Datebook
Composers Datebook™ is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Each program notes significant or intriguing musical events involving composers of the past and present, with appropriate and accessible music related to each.
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Hey Chris I follow you on social media. Aren’t skiing in Taos NM? Yes, yes I am. One. You should ski this mountain. Two. That’ how much new music means to me. The Fam is in a post ski hot tub and where am I? Giving you the new music that you desire. I appreciate that you listen to the NEXT. There’s a lot of great music and a lot of places you c ...…
Phoebe Bridgers is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. In September 2017, she released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps. One of the breakout songs from that album was “Scott Street,” a song Phoebe cowrote with her drummer, Marshall Vore. In this episode, Phoebe and Marshall break down how the song went from an unfinished cassette recordi ...…
We've got a diverse trio of artist interviews this week, including a feature chat with Marianas Trench's Matt Webb and Mike Ayley. Over the last 12-plus years, Marianas Trench have amassed one of the most diehard fan bases in the country, and their shows have become arena-sized pop rock spectacles based around a unique blend theatricality, pop ...…
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, who was on “The Voice” AND “American Idol.” Her album released last August has gained over three million streams, and she has also had success with honors on the video side. She will be performing in no fewer than nine different states and has also performed on the Vans Warped Tour.…
The Freestyle Club – 9119 – Mark Milan In this episode of The Freestyle Club – 9119 – Mark Milan, we welcome back Mark Milan to Freestyle. We sit down with Mark Milan to find out what he’s been up to since 1991 and what we can expect to hear during his 2019 comeback. Mark takes us back to the begining when he first got into Freestyle. He tells ...…
This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine Episode 19-08 we begin a two-part feature in honor of Black History Month. We’ll hear classic music from Kim and Reggie Harris, John Jackson, Big Bill Broonzy, The Tennessee Chocolate Drops, Washington Phillips and Lead Belly along with many more. Celebrating the music of Black Americans … this week on ...…
This week we revisit a fan-favorite episode featuring Portland, Oregon-based bluegrass/Americana group Fruition (@fruitionpdx), who’ll share their unique take on acoustic-driven, high energy music. Also joining us this episode is Swedish alt-Americana group Baskery (@baskery), three multi-instrumentalist sisters who are each a musical force of ...…
Threshold Brace (@nikus_music & @ambitious1k) stop by the studio to talk about their new song "I Care" along with the difference between white and black barbershops, the movie Birdbox, and our favorite conspiracy theories. Threshold Brace: http://skillsh ...…
After 8 years of playing cello and singing with the band, Neyla Pekarek left The Lumineers in the fall. In January she struck out on her own with a solo album called Rattlesnake. It's a concept album based on the true story of Colorado's Rattlesnake Kate, who rescued herself and her 3-year-old adopted son from an attack by killing more than 140 ...…
At almost 80, Mavis Staples is still singing songs with messages of hope and justice. She tells stories about writing songs that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used at Civil Rights rallies, her long friendship with Aretha Franklin, and working with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. We'll hear music from throughout Mavis' career including her family's gospel gro ...…
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Well, either way, this is definitely an episode of Strong Songs about Queen's genre-blending rock saga "Bohemian Rhapsody." Kirk dives into Freddie Mercury's operatic opus and learns a lot about vocal technique, piano motifs, harmonic easter eggs, studio production, Strategic Brian May Deployment™, a ...…
Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head - from the 2019 album Miss Universe on ATO Records.
The Reykjavik composer Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir's work is emotive and moving in its graceful poise. The composer performs two pieces as part of a tribute to Jóhann Jóhannsson live at Mengi in Reykjavik. Recorded 11/11/2018. 2 songs - Talk To Your Hands, A Miracle Is A Shift In Perception From Fear To Love…
Today marks the birthday of the British composer Ruth Gipps, who lived from 1921 to 1999, and rates among the more prolific of UK composers, having written five symphonies, and dozens of concerto, chamber works, and vocal scores.Gipps always said she found it “difficult to understand young people who don’t know what they want to be when they gr ...…
Cork singer songwriter Jack O'Rourke releases his new collection of songs, Ivory Towers at the start of March and made his first appearance on the TPOE podcast to take about his journey to date, from his debut album Dreamcatcher to performing it with an orchestra at Cork Opera House, the good, bad and ugly of songwriting and how the new EP came ...…
Dean Lewis joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the "amazing" U.S. success of his breakthrough single "Be Alright," his upcoming debut full-length album, how he learned guitar as a child while pretending to be George Harrison, his continued surprise at selling out shows on the road, and how Oasis inspired him as a musician.…
In the early 80's, The Bangles, Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade and The Three O'Clock were all part of a tightly knit community of LA musicians called the Paisley Underground. Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate, Danny Benair of The Three O'Clock, and Vicki Peterson of the Bangles talk lovingly about their time playing together, growing together, and ro ...…
Krystal Banfield, who leads Berklee City Music, talks with Stefanie Henning of the Career Center about how City Music helps disadvantaged young people develop musically while at the same time giving them an artistic community to thrive in.
Endless Boundaries Jam Radio episode 986 talks new TAB dates, gets you ready for Phish in Mexico next weekend, checks in on Lotus, Umphrey's McGee, and Spafford Winter Tours, debuts new Aqueous, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Motet, and more. See full playlist at
Episode #250. This week singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Gina Sobel drops by Justin Trawick’s apartment to talk about performing at Red Rocks, being a born again “Southern Californian”, and the many quotable lines from “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. For more information go to or subscribe for free on iTunes.…
THIS WEEKBen chats to the very brilliant Craig Oldham about his book celebrating one of the 80s most revered cult films, PLUS new releases and Emily spins some upcoming Rough Trade favourites. MUSIC PLAYED Flatworms - Plastic at HomeChaka Khan - Hello HappinessMercury Rev - Okolona River Bottom BandHaze - St JohnJohn Carpenter - They Live OST ( ...…
On this week's All Songs Considered we premiere new music from Aldous Harding. The artist from New Zealand made Bob Boilen's number two album from 2017 (Party) and her latest song, "The Barrel," indicates that she'll be another year-end favorite of mine in 2019. Marissa Lorusso and Lyndsey McKenna join Bob as co-host for the first time together ...…
On this week's All Songs Considered we premiere new music from Aldous Harding. The artist from New Zealand made Bob Boilen's number two album from 2017 (Party) and her latest song, "The Barrel," indicates that she'll be another year-end favorite of mine in 2019. Marissa Lorusso and Lyndsey McKenna join Bob as co-host for the first time together ...…
Sir Babygirl - Everyone Is A Bad Friend - from the 2019 album Crush on Me on Father/Daughter Records.
Let us ask: how do you feel about your singing voice? We're guessing that whether you consider yourself “a singer” or not, your answer probably isn’t “my singing voice is amazing and I am 100% comfortable with how it sounds at all times!” If you’ve ever felt unsure about your voice - maybe that’s even held you back from trying to learn to sing ...…
Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Smokey Robinson talks about his Motown legacy and his string of timeless hits, including “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Cruisin’,” and more! PART ONE Scott and Paul chat about Pearl Snap Studi ...…
In February of 1794, the Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn arrived in England for his second visit, and the premiere performances of some of his newest symphonies, beginning with one in E-flat Major that we know as his Symphony No. 99. Haydn would write 104 symphonies in all—an astonishing accomplishment, considering both their quantity and ...…
Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and Colton Dunn (Superstore) from Voyage to the Stars [] join Jess and Zach in an all-new improvised musical packed with egg laying, mermaids, Bryce Dallas Howard, little crabs and more! With songs like "Friends Take A Bubble Bath", "Jackpot", and "Is This a Twist?", you'll ...…
Happy President's Day! School's out and our friend Lucy came by the studio to talk about stuff she knows - mostly Hamilton.
If you’d like to support the show, please visit: Beyond Synth theme song is by OGRE: SYNTH ARTIST DATABASE: music for consideration: beyondsynth@gmail.comYou can check out PARALLELS here: ...…
The musician has been accused of dangling career opportunities while pursuing female artists for sex, then turning domineering and vengeful. He denies the claims. Guests: The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli and Melena Ryzik.
Like most musicians who are at the top of their game, Mike Lindups path to music began when he was very young. His mother and father were both creative souls and musicians, which provided an important influence for Mike. It wasnt long after attending the Guildhall School of Music that Mike found his way into a band that would prove to be his gr ...…
Scott is eating snacks in the dark in San Diego, so Shannon has mixed you up a quick compilation from the salad bar! Back next week, lovelies!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, son ...…
Talia here. Macy Gray looms large for me. Like a lot of people, my first introduction to Macy was her 1999 debut "On How Life Is". That album launched her into superstardom and the song "I Try" won her a Grammy. For some people, Macy is frozen in that song and time. And those people, in my humble opinion, are missing out. Macy has been busy gro ...…
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