The past year marked many interesting developments in music, from breakout artists with surprise hits to big strides in streaming audio. Take a moment to reflect on 2011 with this musical retrospective infographic.
As 2011 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on all of the new music that made its way into heavy rotation throughout the year. Our day 11 playlist is a compilation of the top 25 tracks of 2011 according to the charts at Billboard.com. Spotify users can subscribe to the playlist […]
As Rhapsody Editorial so astutely points out: Holiday music is not just reserved for the fair crooner. In fact, many an indie artist has been struck with yuletide fever–or has at least shivered enough through a December day to be inspired to sing about hard winters and white snow. So this isn’t strictly hall-decking, bell-jingling […]
Frozen lakes, roaring fires, and snow-dusted pine trees do not comprise the standard holiday scenery for everyone. Our friends Down Under are more likely to be setting out the patio furniture, firing up the grill, and hitting the surf during the last weeks of December. To that end, Australian music service Songl (formerly Anubis.fm) has […]
Last week, Sonos hosted a music-inspired party in Guangzho, China. The event–called Wireless Urban Gig–aimed to bring together media and influencers to enjoy live music from bands hailing from cities around the country. The lineup included Snapline from Beijing, B6 from Shanghai, and Insecticide from Guangzhou. Also on hand were several art installations to complement […]
Have you had your fill of cheery tunes and singalongs? Then our eighth day of playlist is just the ticket. Stitcher Radio has compiled a mix of talk radio and podcasts that will bring you down from the ledge of holiday music overload. Check it out right here.
Fittingly, our seventh day of playlists falls on the seventh day of Hanukkah, and so we proffer up a mix of songs to complement these last two days of the Festival of Lights. Access the playlist here on Spotify. No Spotify? Create your own version using the track listing below. Are any of your own […]
This Christmas Day, make yourself merry by kicking back and letting the skilled DJs over at Slacker Radio take care of the music rotation. The sixth day of playlists is marked not by typical playlists, but instead by a spectacular selection of holiday stations that keep the tunes continuously pumping without you having to lift […]
Our fifth day of playlists falls on the one day a year that Santa has to work his hardest. Can you blame him if he’s not in the best mood? In that spirit, Rhapsody has compiled The Dark Side of Santa playlist–and offers the following Christmas Eve tale: Kris Kringle is quite the mystery. Some […]
Around the world and throughout history, people celebrate holidays with music. With the weather getting colder in the and the days getting shorter in the Northern hemisphere, people often turn to tradition, family, and music to lighten their lives in the middle of winter. In this playlist, listen to songs of Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanza. […]
Our third day of playlists is about appreciating that the holidays aren’t just about hustling here and bustling there, looking for the perfect gifts. It’s as much about those cold nights spent at home, snuggled up by the fire spending quality time with the ones you love. For many, this means watching favorite holiday movies, […]