Jacob Ganz

Jacob Ganz appears in the following:

A look at NPR music's best songs of 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with music critic Ann Powers about NPR's interactive "Best Songs of 2023" online tool.


NPR Music 2022 Staff Picks: Jacob Ganz

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The NPR Music supervising senior editor shares his favorite albums and songs of 2022.


On 'Blue Rev,' Alvvays finds euphoria in noise

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The third album from the Canadian noise pop purveyors feels like a conversation between clarity and cacophony, creating an exhilarating tension.


7 more Kate Bush songs that deserve the 'Stranger Things' treatment

Saturday, June 11, 2022

NPR Music staffers convene to offer up the Kate Bush tracks we think deserve a powerful, paradigm-shifting sync in a television show or movie.


Songs of Remembrance

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

At least 1 million people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19. NPR's Songs of Remembrance project shares some of their stories and the music they loved.


Meme Girls: Three squares talk about Wet Leg, the band everybody's talking about

Saturday, April 09, 2022

Wet Leg, the year's breakout indie rock band, just released a debut album full of loopy, addictive songs that are as fun to talk about as they are to listen to.


Sleater-Kinney: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Watch Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker perform four songs with a full band.


The Music Of 2019 That Wasn't Actually Released In 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A surprising number of 2019's biggest hits, memes and musical breakthroughs have something in common: You could hear them before this year started.


Best Music Of 2019: Editor's Note

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

You can't boil down an entire year of listening to one computer-generated playlist. So we made you 23.


Live Blog: The 2019 Grammy Awards

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Updates from the 61st annual Grammys, which handed awards to a wide range of artists. Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino, who took home top prizes, each won multiple awards, but nobody dominated.


'C' Is For Compromise: 20 Songs For Sharing The Stereo With Your Kids

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Tiny pleasures abound for parents and kids listening together, whether it's The Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie," Phoenix's "Tuttifrutti" or the Ghostbusters theme song.


Music News: Jay-Z Releases New Album, '4:44'

Friday, June 30, 2017

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to NPR Music Editor Jacob Ganz about the week in music news, including a new album from Jay Z.


Music News: Beyonce's Twins, Katy Perry's New Album

Friday, June 16, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR Music editor Jacob Ganz about the music news of the week, including the buzz around Beyonce's twins, Katy Perry's new album and a 48-year-old songwriting credit for Yoko Ono on John Lennon's, "Imagine."


Music News: Chris Cornell's Death, Fall Of PWR BTTM

Friday, May 19, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to NPR Music Senior Editor Jacob Ganz about death, sexual assault allegations, a failed music festival and the crossover hit at the top of the charts.


Hundred Waters Takes A Village To Raise A Festival

Friday, May 12, 2017

FORM Arcosanti — a festival organized by the band Hundred Waters and held for the past four years at an eco-friendly desert town — is the opposite of Fyre Festival in almost every way imaginable.


Music News: Pultizer Prize Winners, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Monday, April 10, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with NPR Music Senior Editor Jacob Ganz and NPR's classical music producer, Tom Huizenga, about the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in music, the newest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and rapper Kanye West going platinum for his latest album.


Music News: Chuck Berry, SoundCloud, Kendrick Lamar

Friday, March 24, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with NPR Music editors Jacob Ganz and Andrew Flanagan about the latest in music news — a new album by the late Chuck Berry, the streaming service SoundCloud survives bankruptcy, the curious case of a hoaxster and the latest from Kendrick Lamar.


Music News: SXSW, Pandora's New Paid Streaming Service, Drake

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Music editor Jacob Ganz about the music news of the week, including Pandora's new paid streaming service, Drake's upcoming mixtape and the latest from the SXSW immigration kerfuffle.


First Listen: The Magnetic Fields, '50 Song Memoir'

Monday, March 06, 2017

Listen to the first 20 tracks of 50 Song Memoir, Stephin Merritt's autobiography in song — one for each year of his life.


Adele Upsets Beyonce For Grammy Album Of The Year

Monday, February 13, 2017

The biggest surprise of the 2017 Grammy Awards was Adele's surprise win over Beyonce for album of the year. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to music editor Jacob Ganz about music's big night.