All Songs Considered

A Podcast for Music Discovery

All Songs Considered is the cornerstone of NPR Music and home to the best new music. Each week, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton discuss new music from emerging bands and musical icons. 

In addition to the weekly broadcast, the Emmy-nominated and Webby Award-winning program All Songs Considered attracts a loyal audience through the program’s weekly podcast, as well as iconic digital series from NPR Music, including Tiny Desk Concerts, Exclusive First Listens, Field Recordings and the 24/7 music stream.

In 2018, NPR Music debuted a new series under the All Songs banner – New Music Friday – released as a standalone episode every Friday. The segment is hosted by Hilton, who is at the forefront of almost every music project coming out of the NPR Music cannon, along with special guest hosts. Every Friday the team dives into the week’s essential releases across genres – think Kendrick Lamar to Justin Timberlake to Sylvan Esso. 

 

Rave Reviews

There is little evidence of music-industry pressure or hype. Thus, in rock and pop there is no greater endorsement than to be presented to the public by NPR Music.

The Wall Street Journal

It’s where you’ll find your next favorite song as hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton hold a long-spanning discussion with longtime fans who suggest new music.

Phoenix New Times

...NPR's All Songs Considered podcast is a go-to source of discovery for new music of all genres, covering everything from the latest jazz releases, to the best of pop, rock, hip-hop, and more.

Tone Deaf

This NPR podcast blends new songs by up-and-coming bands with insightful commentary and information.

USA Today

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The All Songs Considered Audience

67%

of All Songs Considered podcast users are A25-44

$82.8K

median income of NPR podcast users

87%

of All Songs Considered podcast users hold a Bachelor's degree or higher

54%

NPR listeners are 54% more likely to listen to alternative music

67%

of All Songs Considered podcast users are A25-44

$82.8K

median income of NPR podcast users

87%

of All Songs Considered podcast users hold a Bachelor's degree or higher

54%

NPR listeners are 54% more likely to listen to alternative music

Sources: NPR Podcast Listener Survey, February 2018; (NPR listeners) GfK MRI Doublebase 2017.

Spotlight on Bob Boilen & Robin Hilton

Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered, is also the former director of All Things Considered for 18 years.

In 2007, NPR and 12 member stations launched NPR Music to connect people with ideas, movements, culture, and the history of music. Over the past 10 years, Bob Boilen has been at the forefront. NPR Music has grown from a multimedia website and podcast – one of the earliest music podcasts on record – All Songs Considered, to a cross-platform, respected music collective.

Boilen is a musician, producer, reporter and most recently an author.

Discover more about Bob Boilen on NPR.org.

Robin Hilton, producer and co-host of All Songs Considered and host of New Music Friday, also curates NPR Music’s First Listen series.

Hilton is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer. His original scores have appeared in work from National Geographic, Center Stage and in films, including the documentary Open Secret. Hilton also arranged and performed the theme for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered

Discover more about Robin Hilton on NPR.org.

Listen to All Songs Considered Episodes