First Peek: New NPR Music Home Page
NPR.org/Music Upgrades to Responsive Layout; Introduces 'Songs We Love'
T-Pain Tiny Desk Concert Among Launch-Day Premieres
October 29. 2014; Washington, DC – Premiering today at NPR.org/Music – the new NPR Music home page. Visually remastered and fully responsive, the page offers users a discovery-forward music experience across all platforms – from 80-inch screens to Google glasses – and brings thoughtful navigation and clean design to the destination for distinct content from NPR Music and Member Stations.
The NPR Music home page relaunches today with new features including "Songs We Love" recommendations made daily by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts; and integrated, one-touch listening right on the page. Building on insights from the NPR.org home page redesign in 2013 and extensive user testing, NPR.org/Music now presents richer curation across favorite series, station streams, programs, blogs, as well as interviews, reviews and segments heard on NPR newsmagazines – all centralized in one clean collection.
In celebration of launch day, T-Pain stops by the Tiny Desk for a rare, Auto-Tune free performance. The Grammy Award-winner's Tiny Desk Concert set features him singing "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')," "Up Down (Do This All Day)" and "Drankin' Patna." Also premiering on NPR.org/Music now: "Top 10 Musical Discoveries From WOMEX 2014," the foremost marketplace for world music; Angel Olsen's "May As Well," recommended by All Songs Considered co-host Bob Boilen; and video from Wayne Shorter's performance at the Kennedy Center presented by Jazz Night in America, public radio's newest jazz program.
In 2011, NPR Music concert pages were the first mobile-friendly pages on NPR.org, and that tradition of digital innovations continued through this summer when a series of new updates rolled out across the NPR.org/Music experience. This summer, video pages relaunched making NPR Music's live concerts and the full concert archive available in a responsive format. Additional upgrades, many of which are also featured on NPR Member Station sites, included faster players, improved audio listening options and bigger visuals across screens of all sizes.
NPR Music collaborates with NPR's newsmagazines, public radio Member Stations and the passionate NPR community to celebrate great music in every genre. Visit the new NPR.org/Music and discover new music you love.
NPR Media Relations: Caitlin Sanders
Email: mediarelations (at) npr.org