Music Videos Watch new music videos and live NPR studio sessions featuring top musicians. Discover songs and listen online. NPR covers the best pop, rock, urban, jazz, folk, blues, world, and classical music.

Cécile McLorin Salvant performs a Tiny Desk concert on August 8, 2018. (Samantha Clark/NPR) Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Samantha Clark/NPR

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The jazz singer, who used to be into radical feminist punk, now composes and sings beautiful jazz ballads.

Anthony Roth Costanzo performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Aug. 10, 2018 (Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR). Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR

Anthony Roth Costanzo

Watch the ambitious countertenor sing music that spans more than 250 years, connecting the dots between David Byrne, George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.

John Lennon and George Harrison in studio, recording Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" YouTube screen shot by NPR hide caption

toggle caption YouTube screen shot by NPR

See Rare Footage Of John Lennon And George Harrison

The never-before-seen clip, of the two former Beatles recording Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" in 1971, comes ahead of the Oct. 5 release of a 6-CD box set, Imagine - The Ultimate Collection.

Julie Byrne performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 5, 2018 (Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR). Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR

Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne's transporting music can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Scene from Exitmusic's new video for the song "Trumpet's Fade." YouTube screen grab by NPR hide caption

toggle caption YouTube screen grab by NPR

Exitmusic's Eerie New Video An Elegy To Lost Love

Following the dissolution of their marriage and band, Exitmusic's Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church unleash a gorgeous if haunting storm of images and sound.

Smif-N-Wessun perform a Tiny Desk Concert on June 8, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Eslah Attar/NPR

Smif-N-Wessun

Brooklyn-bred hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser.

GoGo Penguin performs a Tiny Desk Concert on August 7, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR). Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Samantha Clark/NPR

GoGo Penguin

This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.

Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 4, 2018 (John Poole/NPR). John Poole/NPR hide caption

toggle caption John Poole/NPR

Hobo Johnson

While this Sacramento, Calif. band didn't win this year's Tiny Desk contest, their video entry, for the song "Peach Scones," was among the more memorable we've ever seen.

Jupiter and Okwess perform a Tiny Desk Concert on July 20, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR). Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Samantha Clark/NPR

Jupiter & Okwess

Jupiter Bokondji and his band Okwess play music that feels both African and American, with Jupiter's early musical tastes inspired by The Jackson 5, James Brown and the sounds of Motown.

BTS's new album is Love Yourself: Answer. YouTube hide caption

toggle caption YouTube

BTS And Nicki Minaj Blow Up The Internet With 'Idol'

The Korean boy band and the hip-hop star already have a continent-straddling hit on their hands. Now, their colorful new video portends a viral dance craze.

Kalbells performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 28, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR). Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Samantha Clark/NPR

Kalbells

The band makes life-affirming music that singer Kalmia Traver created over the past few years, filled with the triumph of being cancer free.

Lukas Nelson performing live at the XPoNential Music Festival. John Vettese / Natalie Piserchio/WXPN hide caption

toggle caption John Vettese / Natalie Piserchio/WXPN

Experience The 2018 XPoNential Music Festival On Video

XPN

Watch live performances from WXPN's three-day festival, set before the Philadelphia skyline.