"Why Music Matters" (11:28)
KEXP partnered up with AIR for our 2010–11 Live Interactive Residency. DJ Kevin Cole introduces this new series produced by Anna Boiko–Weyrauch. Listen to how music helped an Olympic athlete break a record.
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By Anna Boiko-Weyrauch
AIR's Live Interactive Residency sponsors up-and-coming public radio producers to work with radio stations on innovative new projects. In 2010, Anna Boiko-Weyrauch and Julie Caine were chosen to work at music programming pioneer KEXP in Seattle. Past residents have worked at Jack Straw Productions and KUOW in Seattle. During her residency, Anna produced the series "Why Music Matters," which aired between songs during the station's music shows. We invited Anna to share her experience.
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Anna Boiko-Weyrauch inspired us all with her "Why Music Matters" series on KEXP. If you're following her lead and exploring new ways to blend music and storytelling, Dig.ccmixter.org is right on time. This site provides a searchable directory of Creative Commons (CC) licensed music for producers working on commercial or noncommercial projects. Tracks are categorized by genre, instrument, or style of music, and are clearly labeled with their CC licensing terms so there's no confusion about how and where you can use them. Whistle a happy song.
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