Listen to 100 songs handpicked by NPR Music from the best new artists performing at SXSW 2017 here in Austin next week. These are available via a Spotify playlist as well as the NPR One app, and you can also download all these totally free MP3 songs as a single zip file. Enjoy the music!
This article by Stephen Thompson of NPR Music includes the complete playlist with artist links and the ability to play each song, if you want to just browse through the list. However, I think you will prefer listening to the Spotify playlist or streaming apps.
Read the article: The Austin 100: A SXSW 2017 Preview Mix
If you want to listen to NPR Music’s artists to watch at SXSW 2017, select this playlist on Spotify.
The Austin 100 (playlist) by NPR Music – 92 songs, 5 hr 34 min
Initially you might want to listen to the playlist sequentially, and save songs you like in a personal custom playlist. Or you can choose to use Shuffle Play if you want a random play sequence, or you can choose to play your own selections. It’s easy to skip those songs you don’t like, as well as pause and resume any time you like.
Especially in shuffle mode, you might want to view the Play Queue to see the Current Song and upcoming Next Songs. While listening it’s easy to click the plus for specific songs to Save to Your Music, or select Add to Playlist, and then you can just play your favorites whenever you want. On Sptofy you can also choose to Download the entire playlist or specific songs if you want to listen on a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet.
Download all 100 MP3s
Also there is a download available with all 100 MP3 songs as a single zip file (over 5 hours of music), which will only be available this month until March 31, 2017. If you like, you can choose to import any or all of these MP3 files into iTunes and then make a custom personal playlist.
Download The Austin 100 (2017) Zip file – 100 MP3 songs (936.2 MB).
If you would like listening to The Austin 100 SXSW Mix created by NPR Music for the last two years, they are still available as interactive web apps. Just click on either of these links to launch the apps and listen to those playlists.