— John Mannes (@JohnMannes) August 31, 2016
“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.'”
“Half of people now make playlists before they die so they can hand them to relatives to be played at their funeral, a survey has found.”
“Cross Border Listening: Borderless Hits And Curated Playlists, music streaming, international, breaking acts on streaming, cross border.”
“The Sync Project is a research project looking at the effect that music has on human health, by charting how songs played in music apps like Spotify match up with biometric data provided by health apps and wearable technology. Yesterday, the Sync Project announced it’s enlisted four musicians to serve as advisers on the study.”
“Your musical tastes are closely tied to your personality. In fact, a recent research paper published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science says that personality appears to play a more important role in the types of music you enjoy than your gender, age, socioeconomic status or cultural background.”