Bob Boilen has a job many of us dream of: listening to and talking about music. A concert at his tiny desk is a dream gig for up and coming performers around the world, and his long-running All Songs Considered show is the cornerstone of NPR Music. At CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference in Austin, Bob sat down with podcast host and friend Dmitri Vietze to give his long-term perspective on the technology of listening to, curating, and creating music. How does Bob manage the mountain of new music he receives every day? What does it take to catch his attention? How did the rise of All Songs Considered, NPR’s first online audio show, presage the podcast boom? What’s the one music tech innovation Bob yearns for? Learn about Bob’s favorite tools for making music, his wild new cover project, and why he sees software engineers as his collaborators.
Connect with Bob Boilen on twitter @bobboilen, @tinydesk on instagram, and of course follow all songs considered (@allsongs) and npr music (@nprmusic) to hear what he’s fallen for lately! Check out his own music (solo and with Michael Barron as Danger Painters) at his website.
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The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Weekly episodes include interviews with music tech movers & shakers, deep dives into seismic shifts, and more.