NPR’s music site is always filled with new and interesting music. It is a great resource to discover new bands and hear live concerts interviews and programs covering a wide range of music. NPR MUSIC finally has an iPhone App and it was worth the wait. This Loads faster than most and is easy to navigate. As always the first thing I do is see what do they have by Tom Waits and there it was the full “Glitter and Doom” concert right on my iPhone. Artist search, Music categories, Favorites and so much more. Programs like “First listen” and dozens of show from Bonnaroo 2010. If you are interested in discovering new music this is a must have App.
From the iTunes store.
Engage, explore and discover new music of all genres with the NPR Music App. Rock/Pop/Folk, Jazz & Blues, World, Classical and Hip Hop/R&B – you get music programmed by people and the quality storytelling you expect from NPR. You can read music news and reviews while listening to interviews, live concerts or exclusive streams of albums before they’re released. Multitask with the NPR Music app as your guide to new music.
Multi-genre music content, with news, music streams, live concerts and interviews organized by genre.
Live music streams from more than 75 public radio stations, handpicked by the country’s best DJs. Browse by genre and set favorites.
A searchable artist directory of content from over 5,000 bands, musicians and singers, including interviews, reviews, performances, features and news from the NPR Music archives.
Editor picks for top stories in each genre, with tools to share new discoveries and purchase featured music.
Signature programs and popular series, such as All Songs Considered, Mountain Stage, First Listen, Song Of The Day and Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. The app directs to a station stream when any given program is on-air.
Updated daily. Hundreds of new music stories added monthly.
Backgrounding* allows users to listen to a stream or playlist while using other functions and applications.