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

James Corden stars in comical new Apple Music ad with Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Bozoma Saint John | 9to5Mac


“Throughout the humor, though, various aspects of Apple Music are mentioned. Including the 40 million song catalog, the strong app, cross-platform support, and the three-month free trial available to all new users. The ‘For You’ playlists are also mentioned, with Apple touting ‘hand-picked’ playlists for users.”

Source: James Corden stars in comical new Apple Music ad with Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Bozoma Saint John | 9to5Mac

MistaJam replaces Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1; new phone-first playlists launched | Media | Music Week

“Cooper also announced 25 hour-long downloadable ‘phone first’ music playlists a week for Radio 1 and 1Xtra, themed around the stations’ mainstream playlist and specialist music programming. Commissioned by Radio 1 and 1Xtra with mobile as the primary platform, the content will be available to stream and download via the BBC iPlayer Radio app.”

Source: MistaJam replaces Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1; new phone-first playlists launched | Media | Music Week

Spotify Activation At BigSound206 Lets Festival-Goers Select The Songs

“Showcased at multiple activations around BIGSOUND16, Spotify Australia’s collaboration with innovative out-of-home music platform, crowdDJ now provides a fully licensed solution for commercial and public spaces.””Artists and festival attendees were amazed that they could create their own soundtrack at key venues, choosing from carefully curated playlists that included past and present BIGSOUND artists.”

Source: Spotify Activation At BigSound206 Lets Festival-Goers Select The Songs

Reos Music: A Merger Of Music Player, Streaming And Shazam

“The app interface is simple and intuitive. When you open it, it acts like a regular music player by default. You can see all your locally stored songs listed under the Audio tab.”

“The subtabs display all songs, playlists, artists, albums, and genres. Among the default playlists created, is one called Favourites, and to add a song to it you just have to tap the heart symbol.”

Source: Reos Music: A Merger Of Music Player, Streaming And Shazam