New podcast celebrates 50th anniversary of the Tamworth Country Music Festival

How to listen to our new country music podcast

** If you've been directed to this story by scanning a QR code or clicking a link to the podcast, it means you need to download the Spotify app on to your phone. The Celebrating Aussie Country podcast is only available on Spotify and is best accessed on a mobile phone. For more instructions, read on. **

The Tamworth Country Music Festival turns 50 this year and we're marking the occasion with a special podcast: Celebrating Aussie Country. Hear from your current or next favourite Australian country music star then hear a song from their catalogue.

The podcast uses Spotify's listening experience Music + Talk, which brings together music and spoken-word content. This unique format mixes entire songs and interviews into one show. It's a new way for you to discover and connect with music and artists.

I don't have Spotify on my phone

Spotify is a free mobile app for listening to music and podcasts. To listen to Celebrating Aussie Country, download the app and sign up for the free account, which gives you access to Spotify's whole catalogue of music and podcasts.

With the free version you will get the full interviews of Celebrating Aussie Country but only a 30-second preview of the artist's songs. If you sign up for the premium Spotify account, you will experience the interviews as well as the full versions of the songs.

Done with the app download? On to the next step.

I have the Spotify app on my phone

Once you have the Spotify app on your mobile, search for Celebrating Aussie Country to find all the podcast episodes.

If you have Spotify installed AND you are reading this story on your phone, simply click on the banner below to be taken straight to the podcast page. This link will only work if you have Spotify installed and you are working on your mobile.

If you have a premium Spotify account you will experience the interviews with Aussie country mainstays and budding stars, weaved with their biggest hits. If you have the free version of Spotify you will still get our behind the scenes interviews, but you will only hear a 30-second preview of the songs.

On your mobile app you will be able to see the interview segment and the song listed within the episode, just click Explore Episode or tap the play bar at the bottom of your screen.

You can interact with the music within the episodes in the same way you do with any song tracks on Spotify. You can like songs and save songs without leaving the podcast.

I don't want to download Spotify to my phone. Can I listen some other way?

The Music + Talk podcast format is only available through the mobile Spotify app.

Can I listen with another podcast app?

Because the Music + Talk podcast format is only possible on Spotify, you can only find Celebrating Aussie Country there. Spotify is the only podcast platform with the music catalogue to support a format like this.

This story How to listen to our new country music podcast first appeared on The Northern Daily Leader.