Get ready for more music discovery, because Not 97 Season 9 is here. Last year, The Orchard and Human Re Sources announced our partnership with “The Only Music Discover Podcast.” Not 97 is a home for music discovery, surfacing emerging artists from all over the world. Listeners are introduced to Hip-Hop, R&B, Dance, and Pop songs before anyone else.
Season nine, which came out of the gate at #2 on the Apple Podcasts Music Chart, will feature a range of artists joining the show for intimate interviews and in-studio live sessions — including:
- Jordan Ward – Recently released his debut album Forward and opened a sold-out tour with Smino & JID.
- Fana Hues – Featured on Tyler, The Creator’s album Call Me If You Get Lost, currently on her first headlining UK, Europe, & US tour, and dropped the critically acclaimed album flora + fana in 2022.
- Alex Vaughn – Recently released her acclaimed album The Hurtbook + “The Hurtbook (Homegirl Pack)” featuring remixes with Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, and Muni Long. Signed LVRN, and currently opening a sold-out tour with Ari Lennox.
This season, Not 97 is introducing new playlists with unique themes like introverted dance music — music to move to for your party of one — and Shea Butter Approved — smooth offerings for mellow mornings & dimly lit nights.
“Get ready to discover music and visual artists you will fall in love with, loop on repeat, and share with your friends,” says Matthew Schonfeld, Founder, Host, & Executive Producer. “We’re showcasing authentic, talented individuals making art that resonates with people today. In addition to songs, each episode features cover art by a graphic designer with complete creative control to represent their point of view and vision.”
“Not 97 and The Orchard share the same goal – to engage fans and develop new audiences for talented musicians,” says Tom Wheeley, SVP, New Business, The Orchard. “This season is our biggest yet. We’re championing new voices worldwide and helping artists grow in today’s music industry.”
Listen to Season 9, out now on all Podcasting platform. Keep up with Not 97 content and news by following them on Instagram and streaming platforms.