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 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

Reconstructing a playlist for life, plugging in to live shows

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“My iTunes playlists were natural extensions of the mix tape urge and my need to group music together according to theme or mood or whim and then dump on my iPod for my obsessive listening pleasure. Each had its own resonance and meaning. The music in a playlist could summon time, place, smell, the taste of salt on the tongue and tears on the cheek, the hot breath of a lover’s whisper in the ear — songs conjured in dreams and pulled into a digital catalog…I was like a magpie, gathering sounds and mixing them according to the electrified life of humans.”

Source: Reconstructing a playlist for life, plugging in to live shows

Why I will never get another iPhone | Reality | buckscountycouriertimes.com

“ITunes is a very complex application. First, I tell it what to do. Maybe I add a few songs to my playlist and sync it to my phone. Then, a complex algorithm recognizes what I want it to do and does something amazing. It decides to not do that thing I told it to do. Truly amazing.”

“Once my playlist does sync, it decides to remove six random songs from the playlist. Then, I have to go through my entire playlist and see which songs were not added.”

Source: Why I will never get another iPhone | Reality | buckscountycouriertimes.com

Music and Memory – Metro

How are the playlists created for the patients?”

“If someone said they loved Frank Sinatra, I would not just give them a hundred Frank Sinatra songs — it might just be ‘New York, New York’ they love. I’d find out which they really love, and then over time hone the list, take off stuff that’s just so-so. So after two or three months, every song would be songs that really resonated with them.”

Source: Music and Memory – Metro

Fundraising campaign launched for music service which aims to tackle depression – Glasgow Live

“Partnered by Breathing Space, Scotland’s mental health phone service, the goal of the service is to reduce the number of global suicides by bridging the time gap between people needing and receiving professional treatment.””Powered by Spotify, Music On Prescription will allow users to freely access about 30 million songs, organisers said.”

“By answering questions, they can then create their own ‘feel good’ playlists – connecting music with personal memories to boost their general sense of well-being.”

Source: Fundraising campaign launched for music service which aims to tackle depression – Glasgow Live

VIDEO: Care home leads campaign to introduce the Playlist for Life | Charity Today News

A Castle Douglas care home is leading a major national campaign to introduce the Playlist for Life, a specialist music therapy that supports people living with dementia, to care homes across Scotland. Carlingwark House features in a special video that showcases the impact of Playlist for Life by the Care Inspectorate, the regulator for care services in Scotland.”

Source: VIDEO: Care home leads campaign to introduce the Playlist for Life | Charity Today News

Funeral playlist compilers do it their way as pop songs top choices – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

“A study among 300 Co-op funeral directors and 2,000 adults showed increasing numbers of people having a playlist ready for their funeral….

David Collingwood, the Co-op’s head of funeral operations, said: ‘Funerals are very much about personal choice and reflecting the personality, hobbies and interests of a person.’

‘More so than ever we’re seeing people pre-plan their funeral music and, in the last 12 months, 42% of our funeral directors and arrangers have received ready-made pre-planned funeral playlists.'”

Source: Funeral playlist compilers do it their way as pop songs top choices – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk