Stations join NPR in launching music site

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Promising “everyone from Aaron Copland to Aaron Neville,” NPR and 12 producing stations released a beta version of the new NPR Music website today at Organized by genre, the site offers live and recorded performances, artist interviews, blogs and profiles, podcasts and more, tapping into the deejays, music archives and expertise of stations identified with music, including WBGO (jazz), WKSU (folk) and WXPN (Triple A). Other stations will be added as partners, NPR said. Websites of participating stations such as New York’s WFUV feature links to items on the new site. One holdout was L.A.’s KCRW, Current reported in July. NPR also unveiled its new media player, based on Adobe Flash technology, that lets users create a queue of items to listen to.