Our Best MUSIC Podcast Award Winners

Podcasts that focus on music-related topics. Album reviews, artist and industry expert interviews, music industry news and hot topics.

2023 Winner Best Music Podcast

“Every Voice with Terrance McKnight” is a show that spotlights the vibrant stories and perspectives that reflect the whole of the American musical experience. There are many different kinds of classical music, depending on where you are in the world. While this music typically preserves the traditions of a given society, classical music in America remains wedded to its Western European roots. On this show, we want to know why — and what America’s classical music really sounds like. Through interviews, historical investigation, and personal storytelling, Terrance McKnight unearths the hidden voices that have been shaping our musical traditions all along. Our debut season examines the representation of Blackness in opera. While character flaws are universal, stereotypes often fall along racial lines. We look at the loneliness, jealousy, self-loathing, and cultural appropriation associated with African characters in 18th and 19th century operas by Mozart and Verdi, and we introduce the African-American personalities found in the operas of Atlanta-based composer Dr. Sharon Willis.

2022 Winner Best Music Podcast

The MPN Network original miniseries show that takes listeners into the world of DJing. Mr. Al Pete analyzes various DJs work ethics, how they survive in this new world, the glories and the misconceptions they’re faced with, and much more.

2021 Winner Best Music Podcast

The corrupt revolutionary leader Yoweri Museveni has ruled Uganda for over 30 years. Now, the country’s biggest pop star, Bobi Wine, is leading a movement to overthrow him –- a gamble that may cost Bobi his life.

2020 Winner Best Music Podcast

Melanated Moments in Classical Music is a new podcast that shines a spotlight on musical works composed by, for, and about people of color. Melanated Moments is hosted by international opera soprano Angela Brown and music sociologist Joshua Thompson. For some listeners, Melanated Moments will uncover a hidden trove of classical music they never knew existed. For those with a deep knowledge of the genre, stories reflecting the cultural context of the African Diaspora will give a fresh voice to black contributions in the world of classical music.