The best artist interviews during social distancing… so far

The promo grind never stops, even during the quarantine. With nothing but time on their hands, artists have been taking interviews from home. Here are some of the best.

By Will Pankey


At Home with Apple Music

At Home With Apple Music has grouped musicians from various genres and thrown them into a Facetime chat where they dish on what’s happening during their quarantine situation. It’s a lo-fi diversion and glimpse at how musicians are spending their free time.

Billboard Live at Home

In addition to daily livestream performances, Billboard has also checked in on artists with interviews from their home. Guests so far include H.E.R., who talks about her new Instagram live show “Girls With Guitars” and Conan Gray who talks about his new album Kid Krow.

Sirius XM

Sirius XM’s YouTube has been busy at work with interviews from big-name stars like Usher, Justin Timberlake, and Rick Springfield from their homes.

Are We On Air?

Hosted by creative director and DJ Arman Naféei, “Are We On Air” welcomes artists and creatives for a 20-minute talk/playlist overview. Each guest reviews their careers and lives while answering questions in the form of a song selection. So far, “Are We On Air?” has hosted Patti Smith and Soulwax with more guests on the horizon.

The interview | The playlist