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

Don’t mention the J-word: how Spotify gifted my jazz tune two million hits | The Guardian

“Enter stage left the ‘Spotify playlist’…Overnight I was lifted out of the musty basement section where men with National Health spectacles hang out, and up on to the shiny new rack next to the checkout counter. All because I composed a solo piano piece that Spotify in deemed fit to feature on one of its more popular playlists. ‘Peaceful piano’ with 1.9m subscribers put me in the company of Ludovico Einaudi, Nils Frahm and Max Richter and gifted me on average 25,000 plays a day.”

Source: Don’t mention the J-word: how Spotify gifted my jazz tune two million hits | Music | The Guardian

Ask the iTunes Guy: Your questions about the iOS 10 Music app | Macworld

“Many people manage their iTunes libraries with smart playlists populated with their favorite music from certain artists and genres and with specific star ratings. I have a number of playlists for my 4- and 5-star music, and these are essential to me. They allow me to sync music that I really like to my iPhone, without having to trawl through my vast music library and choose specific albums or songs. I also sync new music to my iPhone, and rate it to decide what to keep, or what to listen to again…Apple has indeed removed star ratings from the iOS Music app in favor of Love and Dislike ratings; mostly.”

Source: Ask the iTunes Guy: Your questions about the iOS 10 Music app | Macworld

Musicbed Goes Mobile: Discovery, Collaboration and Offline Listening for iOS – Resource Magazine

“Musicbed, one of the most popular places to source music for productions, has announced an iOS app that lets you discover, collaborate and listen to tracks offline on your iPhone or iPad…”

  • Offline Mode: make Wishlists and Playlists available for offline listening wherever your shoot takes you – even on a flight or to locations without LTE service or WiFi.
  • Discover: follow top notch playlists – updated by our team daily – and your favorite artists to be the first to find out when we add new music you love.

Source: Musicbed Goes Mobile: Discovery, Collaboration and Offline Listening for iOS – Resource Magazine

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