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Spotify Launches New Podcasts All About Music

Dave Parrack 24-02-2017

Spotify is ramping up its interest in producing original content. This time with a trio of podcasts delving deep into different aspects of the music industry. If you have ever wanted to know the story behind the music you listen to on Spotify, these three podcasts are aimed directly at you.


There are now a multitude of streaming services to choose from, especially when it comes to music. If Netflix has shown us anything, it’s that original content can be the key to differentiating yourself from your competitors.

Apple apparently got the memo, and is currently producing original TV shows for Apple Music 10 Essential Apple Music Tips You Really Need to Know Since its launch in 2015, Apple Music has come a long way, baby. Unfortunately, it's still not the easiest or most intuitive service to get to grips with. Which is where we come in... Read More subscribers. And now Spotify, having previously dipped its toe into original programming, is expanding its output with three new podcasts about the music industry.

Spotify’s Original Podcasts About Music

Showstopper explores memorable music moments from TV shows. In this biweekly pod, host Naomi Zeichner will interview music supervisors about the songs featured in shows including Girls, The O.C., Scrubs, and Stranger Things. The latter being one of the best Netflix Originals of 2016 13 New Netflix Originals You'll Be Watching in 2016 Netflix has released a lot of original content -- including House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, Narcos, and Master of None -- but 2016 is slated to be Netflix's most exciting year yet. Read More . Showstopper is available to listen to right now.

Unpacked, which is due to debut on March 14, is focused on interviews with the people who inhabit music festivals around the U.S. Co-hosts Matt FX and Michele Santucci will travel around the country talking to “musicmakers, filmmakers, app-makers, food-makers and all manner of creative folks”. This daily podcast will be starting with the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

The Chris Lighty Story is a podcast all about the titular music executive who “shaped the careers of some of hip hop’s most beloved artists”. Host Reggie Ossé will recount Lighty’s life story with help from Russell Simmons, Fat Joe, Warren G, The Violator Crew, Noriega, DJ Red Alert, and Troy Carter. The Chris Lighty Story is set to debut sometime in April.


Making Podcasts Stand Out From the Crowd

Podcasts are growing in popularity, but it’s becoming an increasingly crowded marketplace. Which is why we keep trying to surface the best podcasts for you to listen to The 12 Best Podcasts of 2016 You Need to Hear In this article we share the 12 best podcasts 2016, all of which we thoroughly recommend you hear. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, to discover something new, or simply need to be entertained. Read More . Spotify is going to need to pull out all of the stops if it wants its podcasts to stand out from the rest.

Do you use Spotify? If so, do you listen for free? Or do you pay for the privilege? Do you regularly listen to podcasts? If so, are you interested in listening to Showstopper, Unpacked, and/or The Chris Lighty Story? Please let us know in the comments below!

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