Google Play Music has released their first podcast produced by Google, City Soundtracks. The 15-odd minute casts are aimed at highlighting an artist and the city from which they originate. While Play Music has had the ability to listen to podcasts for a while now, this is the company’s first foray into actually producing one. And I have to say, it’s pretty good. Right now the cast list is only three episodes, all released yesterday, featuring artists from Austin, New Orleans and Oakland. You can check it out here.
The official description pretty much tells you everything you need to know.
City Soundtracks by Google Play Music is a traveling conversation about the people, places and moments that shape our musical lives. Each episode features an artist and a city. Host Hrishikesh Hirway invites musicians to lead listeners on a tour of the city through conversation and music.
I’ve listened to two of the three episodes and I have to say, it’s not bad.