Meet The Curator: Tommi Tikka

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Tommi Tikka is a linguist, poet, professional songwriter, recording artist and a music aficionado. He started playing guitar when he was four and writing songs when he was six. Consequently, he doesn't remember a time when he wasn't playing or writing. It's fair to say, music and lyrics are not just something he loves to engage himself in. To him, they are a way of life.

You can check out his current band The Impersonators here:

And the music of his previous group Carmen Gray here: Spotify


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The great Oscar Wilde once remarked:

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that's all.

This famous quote pretty much sums up what Music To Celebrate Life is about: living. More precisely, it celebrates the life lived, all of it – not just the good bits. Hence, the music featured here is about the joys and pains of existence. The songs selected for this playlist will have strong vocals and compelling melodic structures. However, given the nature and the theme of this playlist, special emphasis is placed on the lyrical content. 

For a song to be a good fit, it needs to have lyrics that are deep enough to inspire a write-up. In addition, as I’m the one writing, I need to be able to identify with them. If a song discusses the inner conflict of man, is anti-establishment, portrays esoteric snapshots of life or reflects on what every-day life is like for most of us and does this well, it might just have a place on this playlist.

Even though genre isn’t important, please take note that this playlist is rather pop, rock and folk oriented. Genres such as rap, hip hop, heavy metal or EDM aren’t usually featured, save a few exceptions.

You can be featured onMusic To Celebrate Life in four ways:

  • Your song is added to the playlist.

  • Your song is added to the playlist and I’ll tweet about it.

  • Your song is added to the playlist, it’s featured in the blog (Track Of The Week) and it’s shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Your song is added to the playlist, it’s featured in the blog (Track Of The Week & Track Of The Month) and it’s shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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We receive more tracks than we have time to listen to, here's how you can pretty much guarantee that we will listen to your track.
1/ Take 5 minutes and read this article
2/ in that first answer, write a compelling couple of paragraphs about why your track would be a good fit for this list.
3/ Follow this playlist on Spotify Click here
Drop us a link to where we can listen to the track (preferably on Spotify)
Tell us why you love this track and why you think it would be a great fit for this playlist. Remember it is what you write here that will determine whether we get to listen to your actual track ;-)
If it's an instrumental track - just put add the word "Instrumental"
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