As you might guess, we’re obsessed with music here at iZotope. From critical listening sessions in our mastering studio to our impromptu jam sessions on the mezzanine, music plays an essential role in our everyday lives.
So when the opportunity to sponsor NPR Music’s 10th anniversary party arose, we were all over it.
To celebrate their anniversary, NPR Music is appropriately throwing a concert, which will take place on December 2 in Washington, D.C. at the 9:30 Club, and is sure to have an exceptional lineup (secrets abound).
In preparation for the party, we asked iZotope staff members to share their favorite moments and features of NPR music from their first 10 years in business, and why they’re so special.
1. Promoting local radio through Member Stations: AmericanaFest 2017
With over 900 Member Stations across the country, many of which are focused on delivering music programming, NPR anchors communities.
But NPR Music doesn’t just make an impact across the airwaves; time and time again, they support communities by sponsoring in-person events like concerts and community gatherings.
When we ran into them at the 2017 AmericanaFest, we were blown away by the range of coverage NPR Music was providing, including in-depth conversations with Americana artists about identity and culture.
2. Recording anywhere: Field Recordings
A bay outside of Far Rockaway, Queens; the colorful streets of Austin; a hair salon in Puerto Rico. Through their Field Recordings series, NPR Music records musicians “out of the concert hall and off the beaten path.”
Recording anywhere is in Spire’s DNA, and it’s in NPR Music’s, too.