The NPR Music App

If you like NPR's First Listen and other music-related programming, you'll love the app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Reader Deckeda recently mentioned the NPR Music App in one of his comments and now's as good a time as any to check it out. The newest featured release is Oneohtrix Point Never's R Plus Seven and its a doozy.

Other features include:

View Artist and Song info for All Songs 24/7, KCRW Eclectic 24, OPB Music plus several other streams (requires minimum iOS 4.2, not available for 1st generation iPhone)

Live event coverage: watch and listen live to NPR Music's coverage of SXSW 2011 starting March 16th! (live video stream requires a newer iPhone/iPod Touch running on minimum iOS 4.2)

AirPlay-enabled: stream audio from the app to your Apple TV (AirPlay requires a newer iPhone/iPod Touch running on iOS 4.3)

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.

Did I mention its free? Get it right here.

philipjohnwright's picture

I discovered NPR about 9 months ago. Brilliant 'service' that the Apps only enhance. My particular favourites are the Tiny Desk concerts where you get pared back  performances from a very eclectic range of artists. You can also subscribe to them on itunes, which takes the hassle out of remembering to download them. Whatever, NPR is a great source of new music. 

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niuguy's picture

I can't believe they are on 2.0 and STILL no Android app.  Very frustrating for us Android users.