Music to Bridge The Gap

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Music to Bridge The Gap

Growing up in the late 90’s and early 2000’s in Cincinnati, OH hip hop artists like Jay-Z, Fabolous, and The Diplomats were some of my favorite bar aficionados. Walking to school, carrying Hella CD’s, arguing with my homeboys about who had the best bars and who had the hottest verses in our favorite songs was the way of life…

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Azwani Monroe - Music to Curator Interview

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Azwani Monroe - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Azwani Monroe from Los Angeles, California and I'm currently going to SCAD for graphic design.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

Playlist curation has always been really fun and I'm so glad that I found Music to because it allows me to share new music with a much larger audience. My favorite part about adding new songs to my playlist is the interaction you can have through listeners through social media.

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Music to Put The Soul Into Hip Hop

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Music to Put The Soul Into Hip Hop

Music is a sacred thing. I love music more than anything. In my own time, I own a rap website (www.rapreligion.net) and it made me realize how much enjoyment I find in introducing music to someone else. I enjoy being capable of making others happy and selecting the music that resonates with them best.

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Kara Bean - Music to Curator Interview

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Kara Bean - Music to Curator Interview

Hi there, my name's Kara Bradford, I'm living in Pasadena CA in the USA, and I'm currently a student, swim coach, and songwriter! 

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

I make playlists for myself pretty constantly, so making the switch over to doing it professionally was as easy as pie. I love being able to share the amazing songs I find, as well as songs that I love. I also love getting to utilize my skill in prose to describe what I'm listening to and why I love them! Sharing music has always been a joy of mine, so curating for me just makes sense. 

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Interview With Matt Edible & the Obtuse Angels

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Interview With Matt Edible & the Obtuse Angels

And here we are with the artist of this week. The guy who brought us a new anthem to sing with “God Gave Rock and Roll”, but making it clear in half the time. Nothing against Argent, but is a good point when the message can be sent a bit shorter...

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 Jesse Albrecht - Music to Curator Interview

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Jesse Albrecht - Music to Curator Interview

Jesse, Nowheresville, Wisconsin, USA.  I’ve been self employed for almost 20 years doing fun corporate logo stuff, an artists dream.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

I wouldn’t say that I ever really gave it a thought, it just kinda fell in my lap. I’ve always enjoyed sharing music/making a mix tape for friends, so there’s that, but I think I really enjoy listening to a LOT of new music.

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Music to Remember Your 20s

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Music to Remember Your 20s

This playlist was born out of a desire to draw on something so universal yet so intimate. Your 20s are that time in your life akin to the training wheels coming off, the free trial expiring, and the breath you hold before the plane takes off. You embrace it – all of it. The blessings, the messy, the awkward, the unexpected and the serendipity...

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Chris McCann - Music to Curator Interview

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Chris McCann - Music to Curator Interview

I'm Chris McCann. I live in Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. I'm owner/operator of Noosa Decorating, and I specialise in artisan paint and lime based finishes.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

I've always loved exploring and sharing new music but I've only recently moved over to the streaming world. I still buy copies of albums though - there's nothing better than having the real McCoy and not a compressed file. Even back in the days of tapes, it was always a buzz exposing someone to a new discovery. The streaming platforms take it to the next level and allow you to share on a global scale. Furthermore being part of the Music to community connects you with other like minded folk, artists and new music. It has so many facets that make it really unique.

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Music to Vibe To

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Music to Vibe To

Being a music lover with an eclectic taste in music from all over the world, I created this playlist for the music lover who is a bit of a loner especially when your earphones are plugged in. I know this sounds cliché but hear me out for a second okay? it combines sounds from different eras in music, from different cities round the world, from different music personalities who transfer their passion not only into their music but through the speakers to the person listening...

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Music to 3:00 AM

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Music to 3:00 AM

I got into Music To kind of in an ironic way. I was looking for playlists to submit my band’s music and I noticed the become a curator tab. One Skype call later here I am getting a feel for everything and learning as I go.

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Erin Murray - Music to Curator Interview

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Erin Murray - Music to Curator Interview

My name is Erin, I live near Lake Cootharaba, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. I am a Writer, I have had many careers prior, Auditor, Plumber, I like this one the best, and I get to spend time at home with my family.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

I think I always wanted to write, I love describing the things I see and feel.  It is great curating a playlist, it creates a space to explore how a particular song makes you feel, and then explain why you love it. ...

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Music to Take Shots And Toke Bongs

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Music to Take Shots And Toke Bongs

Getting ready for a party? Headed to the club? Need a playlist to turn up your frat house party? Music to Take Shots & Toke Bongs Too… Gotcha covered with the best of today’s latest and greatest party jams. 

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Vranko  - Music to Curator Interview

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Vranko - Music to Curator Interview

1/ So First Off - Tell Us your Name, City and Country and what you currently do for a living?

My name is Vranko, I live in Barcelona, Spain and I am a pianist and writer.

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

I've always like to write and have discovered so many ideas that are often found sleeping inside the music.  I fantasize about what those ideas are and love to write out my interpretation of the track.

3/ Tell Us About Your First Musical Memory - Why Do You Think You Remember It?

My sisters used to listen to lot of pop music in the 80s when I was a kid. So my first memories are from pop artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John or Simon and Garfunkel. These kind of people were my first listenings!

 

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Jed - Music to Curator Interview

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Jed - Music to Curator Interview

1/ So First Off - Tell Us your Name, City and Country and what you currently do for a living?

Jed, currently in Lillooet, BC (Canada).  Doing graphic design, websites & video production.  

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

No, but I enjoy graphic design and making videos.  I generally like creative work -- unless the assignment is particularly mundane.  I like trying to create balanced and pleasing compositions, I like color, and I enjoy creating rhythm and meaning in video editing.  I'm sick of building websites...

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Vicky Cohn - Music to Curator Interview

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Vicky Cohn - Music to Curator Interview

1/ So First Off - Tell Us your Name, City and Country and what you currently do for a living?

Vicky Cohn. That's a hard one, as I see myself as a cosmopolitan that is constantly moving between Berlin / Germany, London / United Kingdom and Tel Aviv / Israel. However, I will be soon back to London and staying there for a while again... 

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

Creating playlists is definitely something I already did a lot in my tender years, when tapes were still a thing. Music was always my first and obsessive love, but after I had to deal with a death case in my family, I asked myself, what I would do if I had only one year to live, so it became then very clear to me that I needed to start my new career within the music industry. Coming beforehand from a creative background of film/video making, I looked here too for something that could really fit me and my personality and I found that curating playlists sounded so me and so fun, so I just went for it. 

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Tommi Tikka - Facebook Live Interview!

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Tommi Tikka - Facebook Live Interview!

This week's Music Curator chat is with Tommi from the Music to Celebrate Life playlist. It's another wide ranging discussion looking at the problems associated with territory restrictions in the digital age - the challenge of how to listen to all the music that's being submitted to a great chat on the nature of song writing and what makes a great lyric - it's great stuff - thanks Tommi!

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Matt Jenko - Facebook Live Interview!

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Matt Jenko - Facebook Live Interview!

The second Facebook Live interview with our brilliant Curators - this one is with the talented Matt Jenko, producer extraordinaire and curator of the uplifting Music to Save The World playlist.  We talk a wide range of topics from - what makes a good song - the nature of song recommendation - how to beat perfectionism and why perfectionism exists - complete with wine and advice for his future self. Check it out...

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Mert Turan - Music to Curator Interview

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Mert Turan - Music to Curator Interview

1/ So First Off - Tell Us your Name, City and Country and what you currently do for a living?

Hi I'm Mert, I live in Ankara, study Philosophy at Middle East Technical University and work at Radio ODTU 103.1 as production manager. 

2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do?  What Do You Enjoy About It?

I am always madly fond of creating playlists, I guess. As I heard a so damn unique tune, I want to hear more and search alike tunes. It's like an obsession but you know, I can't help it. What I enjoy so much is that I can be where I wanna be unconditionally, when I turn the playlist on. It helps me to get away with stuff especially when I am really fucked up. It's beautiful...

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Interview With Van Tastik by Julia Maehner - Music to Conquer Mountains

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Interview With Van Tastik by Julia Maehner - Music to Conquer Mountains

Talking to musicians, even only via email, is such a treat, especially when they can offer pleasant things such as humor and real insight. Van Tastik, an American expat living in Europe, offered just that in our brief conversation on the internet. I’ve selected his song “Drag Me to Hell” for the Music to Conquer Mountains playlist (link to song here please). Because the song is just so damn interesting, Spotify even selected him for its Delta Blues Playlist. I wanted to talk to Van Tastik about all that - his songwriting, being an expat and the power of streaming. Check it out!

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