Webby Awards Submission

Project: NPR Music

Category: Website: Music


NPR Music presents the best public radio music programming from NPR shows and public radio stations across the country.  Discover new and overlooked music in many genres through live streams, listening lists, interviews, reviews, podcasts and blogs, all with the high quality reporting and curation that are the hallmarks of public radio.  Listen to it all for free, on demand. 

Thousands of songs and years of archival programming make NPR Music a rich destination for finding out about today’s most exciting artists and learning about historical greats. 

NPR Music frequently webcasts live from the nation’s top venues and festivals, including South by Southwest, the 9:30 Club, the Village Vanguard, and Carnegie Hall.  The website has featured more than 100 live concerts to date, including complete performances by Tom Waits, Randy Newman, and Radiohead.  All concerts are archived for streaming and most are downloadable in the Live In Concert podcast.

NPR also offered an exclusive online preview of Bob Dylan’s entire new double-disc record, Tell Tale Signs.

NPR Music is a collaboration between NPR and 12 public radio organizations nationwide:  WGBH, Boston; WFUV, The Bronx; WNYC, New York; WBGO, Newark; WXPN, Philadelphia; WDUQ, Pittsburgh; WGUC, Cincinnati; Folk Alley, Kent OH; KUT, Austin; Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media; KEXP, Seattle; KPLU, Seattle-Tacoma.

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