The Death of a Playlist Blog

So I went searching for an image to mark the end of this blog leading to the above pic from an 8tracks playlist linked below. I used the search term “death of a playlist” leading to a number of dramatic images and inspiring this post’s title.

Yeah, so another experiment comes to a close. There has been some interest but not at a level to sustain the daily attention this simple project needs.

It doesn’t take a lot of time but I don’t have a lot of time and there are many other projects that could use that daily bit of attention like Crowdfunding For Musicians. For example, I could do a better job of occasional news roundups and site list updates which do seem useful to folks.

I’d already begun a process of reducing daily distractions and focusing on core projects. It was fun paying attention to playlists from a business angle and to see how things were developing but, in many ways, it’s all taking a fairly obvious path.

If you’re interested in what I’m up to besides this blog, you can find occasional updates at Flux Research, where I post about my business writing, DanceLand, which is building to a relaunch, and Crowdfunding For Musicians.

Most of my regular writing energy for the foreseeable future is reserved for freelance clients. You can contact me for more info if you need a company blogger, news aggregator, press release writer or ghostwriter: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com

Peace!

Image Source: 8tracks radio | Death Note Musical (8 songs) | free and music playlist

Jaguar Land Rover Adds Spotify To Its Infotainment Systems [w/Video]

“Jaguar Land Rover has announced a collaboration with Spotify which will see the music streaming service launched in JLR’s infotainment systems.”

“Spotify has developed an application exclusively for the Jaguar Land Rover InControl Apps library, promising to provide a familiar Spotify experience directly from the infotainment screen.”

“To help celebrate the launch, Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs and British rapper Example each created their own driving playlists while hitting the road in the Range Rover Evoque Convertible and Jaguar XE.”

Source: Jaguar Land Rover Adds Spotify To Its Infotainment Systems [w/Video]

Troye Sivan iHeartTroye Sweeps – Metablocks

“This activation encourages users to create their custom setlist by dragging and dropping Troye’s most popular songs and then sharing the results on Twitter or Facebook.  The prize is a flyaway to Las Vegas (sponsored by iHeartRadio) and a chance to have Troye perform the winner’s setlist.”

[Note: Setlists aren’t playlists per se but a key part of their backstory w/related fan dynamics for contests.]

Source: Troye Sivan iHeartTroye Sweeps – Metablocks

Listen to the Jack Daniel’s indie playlist for their Jack Friday campaign – Electric Banana

“Jack Daniel’s have come up with a playlist for their Jack Friday campaign.Mikey Jonns, Jack Daniel’s music curator for the campaign and founder of indie club night ‘This Feeling’, has created a playlist to enjoy at home with a glass of JD in hand.”

Source: Listen to the Jack Daniel’s indie playlist for their Jack Friday campaign – Electric Banana

UWF launches first-year experience program for Fall 2016 – UWF Newsroom

“Previously, UWF has hosted a ‘Common Read,’ which required students to read a book and discuss it with their peers. The program was developed to promote cross-cultural engagement and understanding through a common experience. On Sept. 20 and 21, the University is hosting a ‘Common Listen,’ or listening party, which will achieve the same goals with a fresher approach.”

“Instead of a book, students will listen to a Dive Deep playlist, curated by the first-year experience work group. These songs, featuring various genres and artists, focus on self-identity and motivation. UWF faculty and staff have also been involved, posting their theme songs in their offices.”

“The playlists are available on Spotify and Google Play.”

Source: UWF NewsroomUWF launches first-year experience program for Fall 2016 – UWF Newsroom

HOW TO Make A Quick On The Go Playlist With iOS 10 – Rhyme Hip Hop

“Many people are wondering just what this Up Next feature is, now that it is a bit more visible. This new ability will allow you to create a tiny playlist for the time being, with songs of your choice. Instead of clicking from one song to the next after the song is over, this temporary playlist will allow full indulgence into the listening aspect of your music, which is how it was supposed to be.”

Source: HOW TO Make A Quick On The Go Playlist With iOS 10 – Rhyme Hip Hop

How listening to music during exercise can give you a workout boost and make physical activity less painful | The Independent

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“So, what is the secret to piecing together the perfect workout playlist? Research suggests that rhythm is the most important factor for the average gym-goer, says Dr Karageorghis, whereas those competing at a professional level are more likely to benefit from music they have a strong emotional connection with.”

Source: How listening to music during exercise can give you a workout boost and make physical activity less painful | The Independent