NPR Music

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  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia

NPR Music is dedicated to presenting the best of public radio music on the web, via podcast, and - through PRX - special broadcasts. PRX is now the home for the popular 29 minute weekly show "All Songs Considered," hosted by Bob Boilen. Also on PRX, NPR Music presents occasional music series, remembrances and special events, such as a recent concert by Bjork in New York City, produced in collaboration with WNYC, and Discoveries at Disney, a special eclectic series of 10 concerts recorded at the new Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and hosted by Renee Montaigne. These are just a few of the music programs that will begin appearing on PRX as we continue to celebrate live music and act as a guide to the current music scene.

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Unhosted, music-only sets from the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. For broadcast purposes only. May be broadcast up to 4 times until August 7, 2014.

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NPR Music presents full and edited-for-radio concerts by some of today's most exciting and original bands.

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Special music stories featured on news magazines.

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Obit material for music legends.

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Unhosted, music-only sets for broadcast from this year's festival at The Gorge in Washington state. For broadcast purposes only.

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Marin Alsop conducts "The Rite of Spring" and talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the music.


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Next month The Decemberists will debut their new album, The Hazards Of Love, live, in its entirety, at this year's South by Southwest festival. In ...

Bought by KTRL


  • Added: Feb 11, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The New York-based band Beirut travels to Mexico for its latest album. Also an ambitious debut release from the 7-piece, Nashville-based ensemble D...

Bought by KTRL and KVNF


  • Added: Jan 28, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Host Bob Boilen shares the dulcet tones of Winston... a pug, singing "Up On The Housetop." Electro-pop mashup genius The Real Tuesday Weld re-imagi...

Bought by KBBI, KSFR, KTRL, and WEFT


  • Added: Dec 17, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Hear a spectacular live recording of Neil Young performing in 1968, new music from Loney Dear, Asa, Franco, Max Richter and Musee Mecanique.

Bought by KTRL


  • Added: Nov 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Bassist Milt Hinton, known as the "Judge," was considered to be the ultimate timekeeper.

Bought by WCNY, WUSF, WART FM, KENW, WJFF and more


  • Added: Nov 17, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 50
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As we compile our ballot for the year's best albums, NPR listeners have been helping us find some of those buried and overlooked musical gems.

Bought by KTRL, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KVNF, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and KSFR


  • Added: Nov 11, 2008
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Bandleader Illinois Jacquet was recognized as the king of the tenor saxophone.

Bought by WUSF, WCNY, WART FM, KENW, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 49
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On this edition of All Songs Considered we continue our talk with NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon about his new book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Bef...

Bought by KTRL and South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio


  • Added: Nov 04, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Hootie" to his friends, bluesman supreme Jay McShann was a living legacy of Kansas City jazz.

Bought by KMUN, WCNY, WART FM, KENW, WJFF and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2008
  • Length: 54:00
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Hear concert highlights from the recent Elephant 6 Orchestra tour plus new music from I'm from Barcelona, Lykke Li, Wild Beasts and School of Seven...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1