The Austin 100: A SXSW 2018 Mix

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2018 Mix

Listen to 100 songs handpicked by NPR Music from the best new artists performing at the SXSW 2018 Music Festival here in Austin on March 12-18. These are available via a Spotify playlist as well as the NPR One mobile app, and you can also download all these totally free MP3 songs as a single zip file. Enjoy the music!

Article

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 2018 Preview Mix

Playlist

If you want to listen to NPR Music’s artists to watch at SXSW 2018, select this playlist on Spotify.

The Austin 100 (Playlist) by NPR Music – 97 songs, 6 hr 4 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 Spotify 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 songs

Also there is a download available with all 100 MP3 songs as a single zip file (over 6 hours of music), which will only be available this month until March 31, 2018. 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 (2018) Zip file – 101 MP3 songs (892 MB).

Mobile streaming app

You can stream the songs via the mobile NPR One app from the Deep Dive section under the Explore tab. There are options to mark songs as interesting, to share, or listen later, as well as pause, play, and skip. The app is available from Apple iTunes, Google Play, Windows, or Amazon.

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2017 Mix

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2017 Mix

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!

Article

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

Spotify Playlist

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).

Streaming App

For 2017 you can stream the songs via the mobile NPR One app from the channel at the top of the Explore tab. The app is available from Apple iTunes, Google Play, Windows, or Amazon.

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.

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2016 Mix

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2016 Mix

For NPR Music to get ready for SXSW 2016, they listened to more than 1,800 artists, and hand-picked 100 songs for the musicians that they will be keeping an eye on at the South by Southwest Music Festival here in Austin this month.

Article and Playlist

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 like trying out their interactive web app (see below).

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2016 Mix

Interactive Web App

A really cool feature is a fully interactive multimedia web application. For each one, there is information about the artist and song, with hometown and brief description. There are links to download the MP3 song, stream that artist on Spotify, or access iTunes or Amazon music stores

It offers shuffle play of all 100 songs, including the ability to pause, as well as skip forward or backward. You can click the heart to mark specific songs as a favorite, and you can later just click on a button to play your favorites. That makes it extremely easy to skim through all the songs and pick those that you like (and eliminate those you don’t).

Launch the The Austin 100 App (2016) by NPR Music.

This Austin 100 app will continue to be available for another year until March 31, 2017.

Download all 100 MP3s

Also there is a download available with all 100 MP3 songs as a single 852 MB zip file (over 6 hours of music), which will only be available this month only until March 31, 2016. If you like, you can choose to import any or all of these MP3 files into iTunes and made a playlist for it.

Download The Austin 100 Zip file – 100 MP3 songs (851.9 MB).

Spotify Playlist

If you want to listen to NPR Music’s artists to watch at SXSW 2016, select this playlist on Spotify.

The Austin 100 (playlist) by NPR Music – 89 songs, 5 hr 34 min

SXSW 2015

If you are still also interested in listening to The Austin 100 SXSW 2015 Mix from last year, it is still available.

Launch the The Austin 100 App (2015) from last year.

Enjoy the music!

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2015 Mix

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2015 Mix

Check out this article at NPR Music by Stephen Thompson. He has hand-picked 100 songs for artists appearing at South by Southwest Music Festival here in Austin this month. It 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 like trying out their interactive web app (see below).

The Austin 100: A SXSW 2015 Mix

A really cool feature is a fully interactive multimedia web application. For each one, there is information about the artist and song, with hometown and brief description. There are links to download the MP3 song, stream that artist on Spotify or Rdio, or access iTunes or Amazon music stores

It offers shuffle play of all 100 songs, including the ability to pause, as well as skip forward or backward. You can click the heart to mark specific songs as a favorite, and you can later just click on a button to play your favorites. That makes it extremely easy to skim through all the songs and pick those that you like (and eliminate those you don’t).

Launch the The Austin 100 App by NPR Music.

Earlier there was a download available with all 100 MP3 songs as a single 795 MB zip file (over 6 hours of music), but that NPR download link is no longer active after SXSW. If you were lucky and downloaded it earlier, then you probably imported it into iTunes and made a playlist for it. However, the interactive web application on the “launch” link above still works and you can listen to all the songs.

Enjoy the music!