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It’s Party Time! 8 Spotify Playlists to Kickstart your 4th of July

For many of us, summer is the perfect season. 

The days are longer, the nights are hotter, and there are plenty of opportunities to get together with family and friends as we get a few days off work to enjoy the season.  But what makes this season even better?

For many of us, it’s also a time to celebrate the 4th of July… The nation’s favorite holiday to celebrate with family and friends over great food, fireworks, and the ultimate kick off of those summertime vibes. And what is the best way to celebrate so many great things in one day? Throwing an epic summer party!

And while the thought of those savory delicacies roasting over a grill might be the highlight to your holiday, no backyard cookout is complete without a kickass playlist to set the ultimate #mood. 

Thankfully, with Replay Music, you can log in to your Spotify account, and create your own playlist, perfect for any occasion. Replay Music makes it easier than ever to record your favorite songs, or even just capture a ready-made playlist to give you all the great party vibes you want to create for an incredible summer holiday.

Need a little inspo to get you started? We’ve rounded up some great Spotify playlists to get you in the mood to groove through your holiday! 

The Cookout

If you are looking for the perfect marriage of soul grooves both old and new that will keep all the generations happy, this is probably the perfect playlist. With classics from Curtis Mayfield and Kool and the Gang, as well as new renditions of classic songs from Beyonce and D’Angelo, this playlist will add the perfect flavor to your holiday.

Summer Acoustic

Sometimes the perfect summer vibes you’re looking for aren’t about getting down, they are more about chilling out. For that, this dreamy acoustic playlist captures the feeling of the lazy days of summer that make it the perfect season to just relax. 

Driving Rock Anthems

Nothing puts people in the mood for hot summer hangouts with games and good times like a solid summer rock anthem. And while the name suggests it’s a playlist to kickstart a classic summer road trip, don’t be fooled — there’s enough Rock & Roll goodness for any summer occasion. With classics like AC/DC, Queen and The Clash, this playlist has all the right songs to get everyone singing along, and belting them out. Whether in your car or in your backyard, this is the playlist you need.

Beach Music

And if your 4th of July is more sand and waves than backyard boogie? This reggae-heavy playlist is your go-to… Bob Marley, UB40, Jack Johnson and more make this the ultimate good vibes, seaside playlist for your beachside bonfire. 

Latin Party Anthems

If you are looking to add a bit more flavor to your summer party, you really can’t go wrong with the hits on this playlist. With a collection that includes the timeless sounds of Hector Lavoe and more contemporary ones like J Balvin, this is the playlist you need to get everyone up and dancing. 

Summer Jazz

For some of us, summer get-togethers aren’t so much about moving and shaking, but more about taking it easy and enjoying the juicy flavors of the season. For that mellow vibe, there’s this playlist. Great for gatherings where people want to mingle and catch up, while still enjoying some jazzy vibes to relax to. 

Have a Great Day!

As the name suggests, you are guaranteed to have a great time with this playlist… With a variety of hits from Hall & Oates, Corinne Bailey Rae and Fleetwood Mac (to name a few), you’ve got the perfect recipe to create a feel-good environment in your own backyard. 

Summer Party

Rounding out our list is the aptly named “Summer Party” playlist, and it is perfect for, well, any summer party. Featuring some of the hottest songs out today, it’s the perfect way to bring people together over a grill, over a bonfire, or even right when the fireworks start exploding in the sky!

There really is no better way to bring people together than with great food, great company, and great music. To make sure you have that final one covered, Replay Music is your best tool for capturing everything you want to hear and sharing it with friends. If you want to learn more about how to create the ultimate playlist for your 4th of July festivities, check out our guide here. All you have left to do now is to think of who you want to invite!

How to Grow Your Personal Music Collection for Free

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With the number of music access points online, you can listen to practically anything these days. In fact, streaming music online has nearly doubled in the last year, making this form of consumption the most used and consistent in growth by far.

It’s pretty incredible to have access to these vast catalogs of music, but listening is often limited to an Internet connection and, in some cases, a paid subscription. Along with the constant battle between streaming sites, it’s impossible to tap into a complete library of music at any time without being connected. In short, the benefits to building out your own collection of music may outweigh the “convenience” of online access alone.

Record Music Anywhere Online

Enter Replay Music into the music scene – a powerful, unique audio recorder built and specifically optimized for capturing music from online streaming services or media players. Designed for both Mac and PC, you can record from sites like Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music and more.

  • Save any music into high-quality MP3 files.
  • Separate individual tracks.
  • Automatically tag with metadata and add artwork.
  • Eliminate system sounds and background noises for a clean recording.

Here’s how to use Replay Music to capture music online:

 

Replay Music is 100% legal to use, just like a CD ripping program, tape recorder or DVR! Fear not – you can record and convert all of the music you want to expand your personal collection!

 

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The State of Music Streaming in 2016: Today’s Top Players

The way that we discover, listen to and absorb music has drastically changed in the past decade. With seemingly never-ending supplies of artists and albums, and powerful recording software to save every song, the possibilities for absorbing music are simply too tempting to pass up. While this consumption has evolved with new technology and services, music consumers’ hunger for music is as strong as it ever has been.

In 2015, Nielsen found that 317 billion streams occurred – an increase of close to 93% from the 2014. The power of streaming services, as well as their consistent growth, has progressed as more music listeners adopt the notion of streaming artists digitally, rather than owning music in other physical forms.

(Chart via Statista)

As music streaming grows steadily in popularity, it naturally takes a cut out of other market segements like CD’s and digital downloads – down 11% and 3%, respectively. Surprising to some, vinyl records are the only physical form growing in popularity (a 29% increase from 2014), as listeners have begun to seek more nostalgic ways of consuming music. Nevertheless, streaming services are dominating the industry.

Top Players

Today’s biggest services in music streaming are now household names – Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and most recently introduced, Apple Music.

(Chart via Statista)

Spotify

By far the leader in the music streaming market, Spotify experienced the fastest subscriber growth in the entirety of its 7 years in business in the last half of 2015 alone. Recent estimates put the company’s paying subscriber base between 25 and 30 million people, with their free plan reigning in 75-100 million.

Music Business Worldwide reported in June of last year that “Spotify was already the most heavily financed music service in history and it has nearly doubled its total investment in one single round, taking the total to more than $1.1 billion with a valuation of $8.5 billion. That translates to $55 of investment per subscriber.” This definitively makes them worth more than half of the global recorded music industry.

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Apple Music

The Financial Times reported in January of this year that Apple Music has already surpassed 10 million subscribers. Why is this intimidating? The company only launched their music streaming service at the end of June 2015 – a mere 6 months ago – while services like Spotify have had their hat in the ring for several years.

With the added advantage of many peoples’ familiarity with Apple products and downloading music through iTunes, Apple is set up to scale their growth even bigger. If Apple keeps up this rate of paid subscriber growth, they are sure to reach 100 million in 6 years, compared to the 10 million that Spotify earned within same time frame.

Learn how to record music from Apple Music.

Pandora

Still going (somewhat) strong in the market is Pandora, arguably the first and one of the best, streaming services out there. However, with the increase in rivalry among these music services, Pandora is falling out of the spotlight. After Apple announced the launch of Apple Music last summer, shares in Pandora fell by 35 percent in one day, wiping away $1.4 billion in the company’s market value.

In response largely to this threat, Pandora snagged streaming up-and-comer Rdio, aiming to grow more into Spotify’s market territory. Competitive threats aside, the company reported that sales in the third quarter jumped 30% to $311.6 million, compared to the same period a year earlier.

Learn how to record music from Pandora.

With the ever-changing landscape of the music streaming industry, who do you think will be dominating the market this year? Let us know your theories in the comments below!

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?

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Use Replay Music to Record & Save These Fall Playlists

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It’s easy to expand your music collection one track at a time with Replay Music and all of the great music streaming services that exist today! As Autumn has finally arrived here in the United States, we wanted to share a few of the best Fall-inspired playlists available on Spotify today.

Just launch our Replay Music software on your Mac or PC, hit play on the music, and start recording instantly. Replay Music will save your new music into high-quality MP3’s, complete with accurate tags, track names and album artwork – it will even split these playlist songs into individual tracks, effortlessly.

Discover some great new music below, and keep it forever with the ultimate internet music recorder, Replay Music!

Warm Autumn Playlist

Enjoy 47 calming minutes of Andrew Bird, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke and more.

Jazz for Autumn

Sweet, soulful sounds that capture the essence of the season.

Autumn Acoustics

This 83-track playlist is perfect for curling up with a warm cup of coffee on a fall afternoon.

What are your go-to Fall tunes? Do you like to keep it jazzy and cool or are you more into an upbeat tempo for the season? Let us know if we missed any awesome Spotify playlists that we should listen to. Sound off over on our Facebook page or tweet us.

Freshly Baked Updates

Both Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music received a little love today. We do our very best to keep your favorite apps running smoothly and up-to-date with the latest goodness.

Download the updates for Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music so that you’re enjoying the latest and greatest. Free for current Replay Media Catcher 6 and Replay Music 7 owners.

See the full list of fixes and improvements in the release notes.

Freshly Baked Updates

Both Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music received a little love today. We do our very best to keep your favorite apps running smoothly and up-to-date with the latest goodness.

Download the updates for Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music so that you’re enjoying the latest and greatest. Free for current Replay Media Catcher 6 and Replay Music 7 owners.

See the full list of fixes and improvements in the release notes.

 

Best 2015 GRAMMY Songs To Record with Replay Music

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Last night was the music industry’s opportunity to show off it’s best acts. The show itself featured a number of awesome performances, but if you missed any of the top tracks on the list of winners, we’ve rounded up our favorites for your listening pleasure and the opportunity to use Replay Music to record and capture the sound of the 2015 Grammy Awards!

Paramore — Best Rock Song “Ain’t It Fun”

Ridiculously catchy and hard to hate, this track from Paramore has everything you want in straight-forward pop rock. No fuss, only fun.

Kendrick Lamar — Best Rap Song / Performance “i”

One of the most positive hip-hop songs to hit the air waves this year. Kendrick is known for his poignancy and his third studio album is one of the most anticipated in 2015. Keep your ears open!

St. Vincent — Best Alternative Music Record “Strange Mercy”

Indie goddess, St Vincent (Annie Clark) walked away with an award for her haunting record and lurching sound on “Strange Mercy”. Here’s one of our favorite tracks from the album, “Cruel”:

Pentonix — Best Instrumental Arrangement “Daft Punk”

The a capella group, Pentonix, goes into audio soundscapes of the last year, sampling seven different Daft Punk songs. Using a mixture of insane vocal and beatboxing talent, this hardworking crew deserve the nod.

“Twenty Feet From Stardom” — Best Music Film

This is a featured performance from one of the stars of this amazing documentary (which you can stream here on Netflix and record with Replay Video Capture 7). Showcasing the talent of background singers throughout history, this is a must-watch movie and must-listen soundtrack.

Tell us your favorite moments of the show and music from the past year over on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear what you’re listening too! Don’t forget to use Replay Music to get all of the best tracks of 2015.

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The End of Grooveshark Recording?

It looks like Grooveshark is in a heap of trouble, according to this article in Ars Technica.

A judge found that Grooveshark employees were encouraged to upload thousands of songs to the service. As far as I understand the legality, if users upload it’s OK for Grooveshark, but it’s pretty obviously a copyright violation if employees of the company are doing it – especially when directed by management. This violates the basic rule of thumb of copyright law: Don’t redistribute other people’s stuff without their permission.

There’s still a lot of great music sites out there (which Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music record from nicely). But Grooveshark is one of my favorites.

Nice Feature Update for Replay Radio

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We just finished cooking up a nice little free update for Replay Radio.  Now you can set a scheduled recording to split into seperate files. You choose the intervals however you like.

The new Splitting feature is located in the Advanced tab of each of your scheduled shows.

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We also squashed a few bugs, improved file conversions and added support for line-in recording.

This update is FREE for all current Replay Radio 9 subscribers. Go get it!