is a weekly online multimedia program started in January 2000 by All Songs Considered NPR's director All Things Considered Bob Boilen. At first, the show featured information and [1 ] streaming audio about the songs used as bumper music on All Things Considered. The program has turned into a source of discovery for new music of all genres. One is as likely to hear electronica from the Congo as to hear guitarist Les Paul [. In August 2005, the program began ] citation needed podcasting for free. In 2005, it began [2 ] webcasting and podcasting live concerts from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club, including acts such as Animal Collective, The Decemberists, Neko Case and Tom Waits. [3 ]
Bob Boilen and producer/co-host Robin Hilton write a blog where they introduce music from unsigned and unknown bands and solicit ideas for shows from listeners. There is also an online music channel, "All Songs 24/7", streaming music from the program's archive. [4 ]
All Songs Considered became the cornerstone program of NPR Music, the music discovery Web site from National Public Radio.
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