Ventipop shines a light on lesser-known, deserving artists & songs. Hopefully you'll discover someone new to listen to. I don't write about music. I listen to it. Every featured song gets added to a Ventipop playlist.

Drop us a line if you discover a new artist Ventipop should feature.


2017 Featured Musicians

  1. Afghan Whigs
  2. Daniel Agee
  3. Alex The Astronaut
  4. Alt J
  5. Amelia Curran
  6. Amiina
  7. Andy Allo
  8. Applewood Road
  9. Anna Ash
  10. Nicole Atkins
  11. Dan Auerbach (2)
  12. Baula
  13. Beach Fossils
  14. Chuck Berry
  15. Beta Radio
  16. Bethel Music
  17. Beyries
  18. Soffia Bjorg
  19. Black Joe Lewis
  20. Bleachers
  21. Blind Pilot
  22. Blondie
  23. The Blow
  24. BNQT
  25. The Bookshop Band
  26. Phoebe Bridgers
  27. John Joseph Brill
  28. British Sea Power
  29. Bailey Bryan
  30. Joshua Burnside
  31. Charming Disaster
  32. Chastity Brown
  33. Michael Buble
  34. The Building
  35. Camila Cabello
  36. Calexico
  37. Glen Campbell (2)
  38. Car Seat Headrest
  39. Adriano Celentano
  40. Childish Gambino
  41. Chromatics
  42. Cigarettes After Sex
  43. City of the Sun (2) (3)
  44. Closeness
  45. Colony House
  46. Colouring
  47. The Comet is Coming
  48. Common Deer
  49. Rose Cousins
  50. The Neil Cowley Trio
  51. Creeper
  52. The Crossing
  53. Nataly Dawn
  54. Dead Man Winter
  55. Lana Del Rey
  56. The Deslondes
  57. Linford Detweiler
  58. Ani Difranco
  59. The Districts
  60. Shelby Earl
  61. Justin Townes Earle
  62. Ludovico Einaudi
  63. Matt Epp
  64. Emmy The Great
  65. Noga Erez
  66. Faouzia
  67. Fast Romantics
  68. Fink
  69. First Aid Kit
  70. K. Flay
  71. Ben Folds
  72. Miya Folick
  73. Charlotte Foote
  74. Kwesi Foraes
  75. Sallie Ford
  76. Frontier Folk Nebraska
  77. Future Islands
  78. Future of Forestry
  79. Ron Gallo
  80. Geowulf
  81. Devon Gilfillian
  82. Gizmo Varillas
  83. Gogo Penguin
  84. Showtime Goma
  85. Matthew Good
  86. Steve Goodwin
  87. Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone
  88. Graveyard Club
  89. Milo Greene
  90. Greta Van Fleet
  91. Grouplove
  92. Guantanamo Baywatch
  93. The Guest and the Host
  94. Ha Ha Tonka
  95. Halycine
  96. Hamilton Leithauser
  97. Curtis Harding
  98. Debbie Harry
  99. Scott Helman
  100. Faith Hill
  101. Hinds
  102. Hiss Golden Messenger
  103. Jesca Hoop
  104. The Hour
  105. Hurray for the Riff Raff
  106. Imaginary Tricks
  107. Iron & Wine
  108. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  109. Ro James
  110. Henry Jamison
  111. Sarah Jarosz
  112. Jealous of the Birds
  113. Juanas
  114. Paul Kelly
  115. Michael Kiwanuka
  116. Maggie Koerner
  117. Alison Krauss
  118. Pokey LaFarge
  119. Greg Laswell
  120. Ciaran Lavery
  121. Leopold and His Fiction
  122. Jenny Lewis
  123. liv
  124. Lost Kings
  125. Louie Louie
  126. Lucy & La Mer
  127. Walker Lukens
  128. Luwten
  129. Shelby Lynne
  130. Amy MacDonald
  131. Bruno Major
  132. Aimee Mann
  133. Shirley Manson
  134. Jeffrey Martin
  135. Norma Jean Martine
  136. Imelda May
  137. Tim McGraw
  138. Shannon McNally
  139. John Mellencamp
  140. Junius Meyvant (2)
  141. Middle Kids
  142. Columbia Mills
  143. Parker Millsap
  144. Holly Miranda
  145. Simen Mitlid
  146. Mon Laferte
  147. Daniel Martin Moore
  148. Allison Moorer
  149. Kevin Morby
  150. The Mountain Goats
  151. Muna
  152. The National
  153. The National Parks
  154. NEFE
  155. Willie Nelson
  156. The New Pornographers (2)
  157. Nine Pound Shadow
  158. Nvdes
  159. Nylo
  160. Conor Oberst
  161. Offa Rex
  162. Anderson .Paak
  163. Pace
  164. Sloan Peterson
  165. Glen Phillips
  166. Cat Pierce
  167. Matt Pond PA
  168. Porcelain Raft
  169. Portugal. The Man
  170. Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  171. pronoun
  172. Racoon Racoon
  173. Allan Rayman
  174. Brian Reitzell
  175. Republican Hair
  176. Max Richter (2)
  177. Josh Ritter
  178. Whitney Rose
  179. Rostam
  180. Tom Rush
  181. Justin Rutledge
  182. The Sadies (2)
  183. Saint Etienne
  184. Santogold
  185. Satellite Hearts
  186. Alexandra Savior
  187. Paul Shaffer
  188. Caroline Shaw
  189. The Shins
  190. Sjowgren
  191. Sarah Slean
  192. Slumbers
  193. Snail Mail
  194. Speelburg
  195. Caroline Spence (2)d
  196. Spoon
  197. St. Vincent
  198. Steelism
  199. Stone Temple Pilots
  200. The Suburbs
  201. Sunny Sweeney
  202. Sunset
  203. Super XX Man
  204. Maria Taylor
  205. Irma Thomas
  206. Cale Tyson
  207. Matthew Logan Vasquez
  208. The Velveteins
  209. Leif Vollebekk
  210. Kristoff Waltz
  211. The War On Drugs
  212. Waxahatchee
  213. Whitehorse
  214. Mosa Wild
  215. The Wild Reeds
  216. Wilderado
  217. The Wind and the Wave
  218. Lizz Wright
  219. Wolf Alice
  220. The Wooden Sky
  221. Donovan Woods
  222. Roddy Woomble
  223. The Yawpers
  224. The Yearning

Best of 2017 :: 10 Songs @ a Time















VENTIPOP FEATURED 133 ARTISTS IN 2016

  • The 1975
  • The Ahn Trio (Instrumental)
  • The Antlers
  • Tori Amos
  • Olafur Arnalds (Instrumental)
  • Nicole Atkins
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Frankie Ballard
  • The Ballroom Thieves
  • Basement Revolver
  • Luke Bell
  • Jon Bellion
  • Birdtalker
  • Birds of Chicago
  • The Bloom Twins
  • John Joseph Brill
  • The Cactus Blossoms
  • Hayes Carll
  • Case/Lang/Veirs
  • Johnny Cash
  • Chathom County Line
  • Chickn
  • The Chromatics
  • J Churcher
  • Brandy Clark
  • Brent Cobb
  • Allison Crutchfield
  • Lucy Dacus
  • Daughter
  • David Karsten Daniels
  • Dawes
  • Descendents
  • Linford Detweiler (Instrumental)
  • Ani Difranco
  • Echo Ladies
  • Elephant Revival
  • Explosions in the Sky (Instrumental)
  • The Faint
  • The Bryan Ferry Orchestra (Instrumental)
  • First Aid Kit
  • K. Flay
  • Follin
  • Fort Frances
  • Foxtrax
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • John Fullbright
  • Garbage
  • Angelica Garcia
  • Pixie Geldof
  • Laura Gibson
  • Gordi
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Grandaddy
  • Grouper
  • Har Mar Superstar
  • PJ Harvey
  • The Head and the Heart
  • The Hot Sardines
  • The Hour
  • Marketa Irglova
  • Iron and Wine
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Cody Jinks
  • Junior Empire
  • Max Jury
  • Kids of the Apocalypse
  • King Creosote
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lady Lamb
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Giles Lamb (Instrumental)
  • Nathan Lanier (Instrumental)
  • Laurel
  • Ciaran Lavery
  • Lisa LeBlanc
  • Leon
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster
  • Love They Brother
  • Man & The Echo
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Matthew and Me
  • Middle Kids
  • Mimicking Birds
  • MONO (Instrumental)
  • Mount Moriah
  • Michael Nau
  • My Bubba
  • Nice as Fuck
  • Ofelia K
  • OK Go!
  • Over the Rhine
  • Owen
  • Amanda Palmer
  • The Piano Guys (Instrumental)
  • Pinegrove
  • Prince
  • Red Sleeping Beauty
  • The Regrettes
  • Nadia Reid
  • The Rentals
  • Repartee
  • Corrina Repp
  • Max Richter (Instrumental)
  • Amy Rigby
  • Josh Ritter
  • Darius Rucker
  • Emma Ruth Rundle
  • Trapper Schoepp
  • The Shakers
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Amanda Shires
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Labi Siffre
  • Jay Som
  • Regina Spektor
  • Stars
  • Parov Stelar
  • Tash Sultana
  • Sweden
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan
  • Shaina Taub
  • Kate Tempest
  • Yann Tiersen (Instrumental)
  • Trevor James Tillery
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Butch Walker
  • Nick Waterhouse
  • Gillian Welch
  • Wild Pink
  • Van William
  • Wolf Alice
  • Rachael Yamagata