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Network Neutrality and Nonprofit Media

By Tom Mara, Executive Director It’s hard to imagine what independent music would look like without a free and open internet. Instant and unfettered access to a global audience has become a defining feature of our music economy. The internet has allowed independent artists and record labels to bypass traditional gatekeepers and connect directly withRead more…

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Song of the Day: Nilüfer Yanya – Baby Luv

By Justin Farrar Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Baby Luv” by NilüferRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Jack White has previously revealed that he’s working on a new solo album and today he’s shared an interesting piece of music titled “Servings and Portions From My Boarding House Reach.” The recording isn’t exactly a proper single, but more of a collection sound bites and snippets from multiple different tracks on the album. ItRead more…

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Song of the Day: Ikebe Shakedown – Brushfire

By Stuart Berman Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Brushfire” by Ikebe Shakedown from the album TheRead more…

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Monday Music News

Veteran electronic producer Moby has announced that he is releasing his 15th album and third in the past 14 months, Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt in March of next year. He’s also shared the lead single for the album, “Like A Motherless Child” and comes with a black and white video. Moby released These SystemsRead more…

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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Reeves

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Tune in on Friday, December 15th from 6 AM to 6 PM PT as we countdown the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And checkRead more…

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Song of the Day: Amiina – Telegram

By Beverly Bryan Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Telegram” by amiina from the album Fantômas,Read more…

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Trans Musicales: Day Four

Today is our last day in Rennes filming bands during Trans Musicales. We woke up early and headed back to the Rennes Museum of Fine Arts and started setting up for our last two bands of the week. UK quartet Eight Rounds Rapid were the first band of the day. Based in Essex, Eight RoundsRead more…

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2017 Top Ten List Spotlight: Stas THEE Boss

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2017, leading up to our 2017 Top 90.3 Album Countdown! Tune in on Friday, December 15th from 6 AM to 6 PM PT as we countdown the Top 90.3 Albums of 2017, as voted on by our listeners. And checkRead more…

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POP Montreal Live Video: Big Brave

Inspiration can come anytime; Montreal experimental trio Big Brave can attest to that. Guitarist/vocalist Robin Wattie and guitarist Mathieu Bernard Ball began playing together in 2012 when they were roommates, Robin told us after their set. She played acoustic guitar and was working on writing songs that were on the quieter side when the guitarRead more…

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