30 episodes

The Current Music News is the essential daily listen for fans of all genres to catch up on what matters in the music world. Hosts Jay Gabler and Jade break down industry developments to explain how they affect you, fill you in on breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise you with strange-but-true stories. It’s a quick, fun and informative rundown that will make you think, make you laugh, and help you understand what’s happening onstage and behind the scenes in popular music. There’s a new episode every weekday, about ten minutes long and ready for you to enjoy while you commute, exercise, cook, or tune your guitar.

The Current Music News MPR

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    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

The Current Music News is the essential daily listen for fans of all genres to catch up on what matters in the music world. Hosts Jay Gabler and Jade break down industry developments to explain how they affect you, fill you in on breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise you with strange-but-true stories. It’s a quick, fun and informative rundown that will make you think, make you laugh, and help you understand what’s happening onstage and behind the scenes in popular music. There’s a new episode every weekday, about ten minutes long and ready for you to enjoy while you commute, exercise, cook, or tune your guitar.

    Neve Campbell talks about playing Zach Sobiech's mom in 'Clouds'

    Neve Campbell talks about playing Zach Sobiech's mom in 'Clouds'

    In 'Clouds,' the Zach Sobiech biopic debuting today on Disney+, Neve Campbell plays Laura Sobiech - the mother of the young Minnesota man who wrote and recorded the inspiring title song before dying of cancer at age 18.

    • 8 min
    Why can't musicians get politicians to stop playing their songs?

    Why can't musicians get politicians to stop playing their songs?

    Artists including Neil Young, the Rolling Stones, and R.E.M. have asked the President to stop playing their music at campaign rallies - and this isn't the first election cycle where musicians have clashed with politicians over the unauthorized use of their songs. Why can't musicians get politicians to stop using their music? Jay and Jade explain.

    • 5 min
    SXSW 2021 goes virtual, but holds out hope for IRL option

    SXSW 2021 goes virtual, but holds out hope for IRL option

    The festival has now announced that its spring 2021 event will be at least partially virtual. At the same time, SXSW hasn't entirely given up hope that a live-in-person option could be part of the mix. 'SXSW is working with the City of Austin and public health authorities on plans for a physical event in 2021.'

    • 9 min
    Lana Del Rey, Jeff Tweedy, Mariah Carey, David Byrne plan big music books for fall 2020

    Lana Del Rey, Jeff Tweedy, Mariah Carey, David Byrne plan big music books for fall 2020

    all is always a big publishing season, and this fall is going to see a slew of new books for music fans - including a poetry book by Lana Del Rey, a songwriting guide from Jeff Tweedy, a Mariah Carey memoir, and a book inspired by David Byrne's sensational Broadway show.

    • 5 min
    New Music Roundup

    New Music Roundup

    Discover a bunch of new songs. From Janelle Monae to SZA, Gorillaz, New Order and the newest Sylvan Esso track, there are some heavy hitters this week.

    • 7 min
    Radio K's Julian Green on how college radio is showing up in 2020

    Radio K's Julian Green on how college radio is showing up in 2020

    What's it like running a college radio station in fall 2020, as students return to campus amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic? Jay Gabler talked with Julian Green, program director of Radio K at the University of Minnesota.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

msgsaintpaul ,

Keeps me up to date

Love the daily music updates. Appeals to all ages and fun to listen to.

DJ TRL ,

Digging!

Enjoying the daily dose of music news!

bluemeanieface ,

Mainstream

Grammys? Christmas Albums? Gwen Stefani? Not what I am expecting from The Current. Whenever a pod casts such a big net, it’s usually bland. Does not reflect The Current’s radio free twin cities spirit. At least not yet. Be best, guys. #cashgrab

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