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ListenUp: Spacek + Kutmah: Solid Steel Radio Show Mix

Spacek + Kutmah: Solid Steel Radio Show Mix


Discovering new music is as much about digging through the archives as it is listening to the latest releases. Unfortunately, we don’t all have the access to rare vinyls or the time to comb through them. Luckily UK-based DJ and producer Kutmah is the……

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A Houston radio station is now playing Beyoncé songs 24 hours a day

The radio news business ain’t what it used to be. So after three years as a 24-hour news channel, a Houston radio station, News92 FM, announced this week that it will from now on play nothing but Beyoncé songs, Beyoncé songs, and more Beyoncé songs. There won’t even be commercials, unless you count when she talks about watermelons and Vogue. Queen Bey has five albums to her credit, totaling 63 songs and a little over four hours — those long Texas drives are going to get a little repetitive. Luckily, if you count Destiny’s Child there’s really a lot of music to be had. (One has to imagine that “Single Ladies” and “Flawless” are going to be played a lot, and that exactly no one will mind.) There won’t be as many people involved, as parent…

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Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s apocalypse novel ‘Good Omens’ is being adapted into a BBC Radio drama

The end of the world is coming soon…to radio. The BBC announced today that it has begun production on an audio drama adaptation of Good Omens, the hit 1990 comedic fantasy novel about the apocalypse from celebrated authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Both authors are onboard to help develop the miniseries, which has already begun recording in a secret location in London, for a scheduled airing on BBC Radio 4 sometime in December. It will span five half-hour-long episodes and one hour-long finale.

Dirk Maggis is directing, a natural choice given he was also the director of the BBC’s well-received radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere last year. The BBC also released a full voice cast list for Good Omens today, noting that…

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Rdio redesigns its service to emphasize radio and recommendations

Rdio, the best music-streaming service that (statistically) you’re not using, is unveiling a smart redesign Thursday morning aimed at helping you discover new music faster. Free users will see the web and mobile apps place near-total emphasis on Rdio’s ad-supported radio stations, including more than 60 programmed by new human curators, while seeing fewer pleas to upgrade to the premium version. And all users will have access to the service’s useful new “Home” feed, which offers Facebook-like stories about trending and notable artists, songs, and albums. (It’s rolling out to users over the next couple of weeks.)

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Listen to Zack Snyder defend Aquaman on Detroit Radio

While it’s a bit early to assume that Aquaman will indeed be in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder apparently has no qualms about leaping to the superhero’s defense. During a Detroit radio broadcast yesterday, a man claiming to be Snyder phoned in to put a stop to the mockery, and SlashFilm claims that it was indeed the Man of Steel director.

Even though Aquaman has a long history of being made the butt of the joke, Snyder took umbrage to what he saw as unfair treatment:

I don’t want to give anything away about the movie or anything like that but Aquaman has some cool abilities. People are like, “Oh what? Does he talk to animals? Cause that seems like what he does. Or fish?” The cool thing with Aquaman is his Trident….

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Word of Mouth: London Coffee Shops: Our tour of the English capital’s finest places to grab a cup of Joe, from bike shops to DIY radio stations

Word of Mouth: London Coffee Shops


by Anya Lawrence For a city that rarely sleeps, it’s no wonder that London’s coffee shop scene is booming. Gone with the dominance of generic international chains, the emphasis is no longer just on the convenience of grabbing a freshly brewed cup from an insignificant cafe. From coffee shops boasting…

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YouTube will help create a weekly show for Sirius XM satellite radio

Given how dominant YouTube is as a place for young people to listen to music, it’s notable how slow Google has been to embrace radio partnerships. But the company is announcing an interesting move in that direction tonight: it’s launching a weekly radio show on Sirius XM Hits 1, the satellite radio service’s top station for pop music. “The YouTube 15,” which will be hosted by YouTube personality Jenna Marbles, will air on Fridays starting July 11th at 6 PM ET, and replay throughout the weekend.

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Starting Your Own Online Radio Station

Creating an online radio station is a great way to spread your message to a large audience. There are certain legal requirements you must be aware of if you wouldRead More

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Google Play Music updated for iOS 7, adds ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ radio and other missing features

After a month of lagging behind its Android counterpart, Google has finally updated Google Play Music to include features missing from the initial release. In addition to a UI refresh for iOS 7, the app now includes “I’m Feeling Lucky” radio, which builds an instant playlist based on the user’s listening habits, and genre radio stations for paying All Access subscribers. Added creature comforts include the ability to search for genres and auto-playlists — all the better to enjoy the service’s more than 20 million songs.

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ListenUp: The historic Nelson Mandela anthem, Kirsten Dunst in anime costume, a lot of NTS radio and more in our look at music this week

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It’s Nice That + NTS Radio’s Black Impulse Playlist Our creativity-championing friends over at It’s Nice That have let the folks from Black Impulse on NTS Radio hijack their weekly mixtape—resulting in two hours of music,…

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