Aaaaand…more playlists!

Slowly I’ve been updating this website with more music news, soundtracks and the latest pop culture tips (I’ve been meaning to talk about the Another Round podcast for 2 months now!) but I’ve got a Master thesis to write so it’ll take some time.

However, this whole weekly playlist thing I’ve been doing for work has got me really pumped and reminded me of this project I did for Far Out Recordings a few years ago when the BBC broadcasted the travel show “Brazil with Michael Palin”.

It was a 4-episode series where Michael travelled around Brazil and talked about a particular region each episode and, the morning after every show, I wrote about the music scene of said region and made a playlist with the songs that featured on the previous night’s episode and added others by artists from the same area.

You can now read all full texts and check out the playlists right here!

It was one of my favourite things to do during my time at Far Out, we got amazing feedback at the time and even The Telegraph’s Rob Fitzpatrick retweet one of our texts saying something along the lines of “loving it!” – it made my day!

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I’d like a job that pays me for playlists, please

Dear Spotify, I hear you’re looking for a music programmer…and I’m looking for my dream job!

So about 3 weeks ago I started a temporary position at a well-established music publisher and I’m loving it so far! Every time I’m there I’m completely oblivious to the outside world and, although I’m responsible for a variety of tasks, I live for Friday’s playlist! Well, the whole social media management is very much up my street, especially blogging, but making a weekly playlist…I don’t think I’ve ever done anything with so much love and consideration. I HAVE, after all, been making mixtapes, playlists, mix CDs and such for about…26 years maybe?! Lots of love for mixtapes!

The past couple of weeks have been great as we had Easter and April Fool’s (right on a Friday!), so I actually had a chance to make special extended edition ones.

But, also a couple of weeks ago, I was invited by the lovely Postmodern Mixtape blog to curate a playlist for them as part of their Mixtape Mondays section.

It didn’t take two seconds to settle on a theme! And you can hear and read all about this girl power [*hint hint*] mixtape over at www.postmodernmixtape.com. (Thanks a lot for the invite, guys!)

And you can tell everybody this is your song…

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Stuck for ideas for V-day? How about a song? No, I don’t mean Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”,cheap sparkling and rose petals on the bed, get a grip! Let’s step up the game here.

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The boys from Panic Island are giving away personalised songs. Yep, that’s right. For FREE you can have your own song! Just send them your story and they’ll not only turn it into a song, but they’ll also shoot a video for it!

Just head to www.yoursongproject.co.uk, check out the rules and fill in the form. Give as many details as you can to make your song unique!

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