Posts Tagged: pandora

The Best Playlists to Record for Your Next Holiday Party

Your holiday party checklist is almost complete, but you’re not quite there until you settle on the perfect music to set the mood!

We’ve hand-selected 5 playlists and music stations for every kind of atmosphere this party season. Record and save them all with Replay Music, and expand your collection for many holidays to come.

1. A Very Jazzy Holiday

Crafted by professional Jazz musician Alex Norris, this playlist combines the pure sophistication and warm tones that any upscale celebration requires. Perfect for any wine-and-cheese gathering, holiday formal, or laid-back evening with the family.

2. Walking in a Music Wonderland

Steer clear of Christmas-specific songs and focus on the depth of the winter season with this stunning winter-themed playlist. The soft acoustics and sweet tones will add warmth to the chilliest season of the year, and your party guests will never feel more cozy.

3. Rock Songs for Holiday Music Haters

Classic music and indie lovers will find solace in this rock-inspired Christmas playlist. From the captivating Darlene Love to The Kinks, and My Morning Jacket to Bob Dylan, this roundup of rock-and-roll for the holidays will have your party guests tapping their toes all night long.

4. Warm & Traditional Holiday Tunes

Chock-full of classics like Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” and fresh pop hits like Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe,” this playlist is for the more traditional party setting. It’s ideal for blasting on the speakers Christmas morning, enjoying a dressed-up evening with friends, or having a solo celebration in your apartment during the holidays.

5. The Festivus Station

Based on Seinfeld’s offbeat pseudo-holiday, Pandora launched a station dedicated to Festivus. The station will feature some knock-off holiday music, along with various bits of comedic relief from the creators of the show. So, break out your traditional Festivus aluminum pole – this is truly a holiday music station for the rest of us.

Access the Festivus station.

Learn more about using Replay Music to record streaming music playlists online, and save perfectly-captured tracks forever!

How to Record and Convert Music From Spotify, Pandora & More

Replay Music is the ultimate piece of software for any music lover and collector. While we’re mourning the death of Rdio, you can still capture amazing audio files from online radio stations, music videos, digital music services, and any other music streaming site, including:

An ideal holiday gift for your audiophile friends and family, Replay Music can record song files from any website or media player, and is completely optimized for capturing music audio. Advanced audio recording technology eliminates system sounds, background noises and other annoyances, leaving you with the cleanest recording possible. It also saves your music into high quality MP3s that are perfectly separated into individual tracks, and tagged with the correct song metadata automatically.

The best part? Replay Music is 100% legal to use — it falls in the same category as CD ripping programs like iTunes, and is the same thing as using a tape recorder or DVR to record media. So, you can record and convert all of the music you want in your personal collection! As long as you ONLY use these recordings for your own use (i.e: don’t start selling ripped CDs on the side). What are you waiting for?

Get started with a free trial of Replay Music for PC.

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Pandora may be going dark

This article in Ars Technica does a nice job illustrating the demise of Pandora may be just days away. The problem is with the royalty fees they are being asked to pay, in contrast to what broadcast radio pays (nothing) and satellite radio pays (about half). The music business needs a big restructuring, as it’s a sad day when cool services like Pandora go belly up, especially when they have revenues of $25 million(!).
Read the entire article to learn more.

Silent Radio Day

Today is Radio Silence Day, when thousands of online radio music stations go silent to protest the upcoming increase in music fees. This canard promoted by the RIAA basically insures that any internet radio station goes out of business. Not only will fees increase, but they are retroactive to the past 18 months!

Pandora says it best. Read their home page here: http://pandora.com/
Mad yet? Call your congressman!

Save Pandora

Pandora – the awesome music recommendation internet radio site – is likely to shut down if the new rates for Internet Radio broadcasters are upheld. This is an RIAA backed initiative that will essentially kill Internet Radio, or at least force it overseas.
Read Pandora’s letter to learn more.

PERFORM act will kill Internet Radio

I just received this email from iPAc (reprinted in full):
Few power plays are as blatant and harmful as the PERFORM Act (S. 2644)
from northern California’s own Dianne Feinstein. Simply put, PEFORM revokes
your right to tape radio shows while imposing draconian DRM on all internet
radio.
The Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA) explicitly allows a person to record
radio programs for their own personal use. In exchange, we all pay a
Hollywood Cartel tax on some blank CDs and tapes. It’s a bill that has
served us well for over a decade, but now with advanced satellite radio
receivers that allow paying subscribers to time shift their favorite
programs the Hollywood Cartels are asking for ‘backsies’ on the AHRA.
Always eager to please her real constituents in Hollywood, Dianne Feinstein
stepped up to the plate and introduced PERFORM.
But, if overturning the AHRA wasn’t enough, Feinstein slipped in a
provision that changes the Copyright Act to force Internet radio stations
to impose the most severe and draconian DRM possible. All of the Internet
radio stations that you know and love will be forced to abandon MP3
streams. Innovative companies like Pandora are already heavily burdened and
taxed by the DMCA, forcing them to spends additional money to license DRM
is an undue burden.
Who does Dianne Feinstein represent? Is it Northern California, the
economic engine for the entire state and the nation? Or is it Southern
California, the repressive monopolists that seek to limit expression and
technology?
You can find out how you can stop Senator Feinstein’s PERFORM Act at
http://ipaction.org/action/perform
Thanks very much for your continued support of IPac.
Sincerely,
Jake Fisher
Executive Director
IPac.org

Finetune vs. Pandora

Just got wind of an interesting new Music/Radio site: Finetune. Check it out!
You can build playlists, and then let others listen to them. Plus, it can build custom radio stations based upon a favorite artist and it’s playlist data.
The design is neat, and once you know it’s a radio site, it’s a great way to start listening with no hassles. And if you want to become a DJ, building your own 45 track (or more) playlist/station is easy.
And it works great with Replay Music too.
Check it out!