Don’t you wish you knew somebody who had the best taste in music and could fill you in about all the latest, greatest bands? Well now you do with our latest discovery: Set up a by two friends, Lilly Ladjevardi, who combines researching world music for the BBC with creating soundtracks for businesses, together with tech expert, Olivia Koerfer, museradio is an online music platform with specially created playlists that you can stream straight to your computer or download from i-tunes. There are sixteen playlists (with more added regularly) to suit every mood with music from Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Salif Keita to Laura Marling. It’s like discovering a set of brilliantly made mix tapes that you can pretend are all your very own.

Buy from Amazon

May 4th, 2010

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You can now buy playlists and CDs that we recommend through Amazon.

Most people have their card details in Amazon, which makes it super easy to use.

We also like the fact that you can buy CDs, not just MP3 because sometimes there are albums that are great from start to finish.

As always, we will only recommend a CD when we think its really worth being part of your collection, never for just one good song.

Let us know if you think or new Amazon store is useful.


January 27th, 2010

We have been racking our brains of late, trying to figure out how to make financially sustainable!!!

No easy feat. But maybe you have an idea that we don’t?!

We might start with asking our listeners to help us out and donate what they can, to keep us floating (ie keep putting out great playlists for free) while we figure out a more long-term business plan.

Ideas, ideas?!!! Please do comment, if anyone out there is indeed reading this…

* Making Our Christmas Playlist *

December 11th, 2009

fatswaleOlivia and I are in the process of creating our Christmas playlist! And just in case you were interested, we thought we’d write a bit about how that process works. First we need to get inspired. A few glasses of wine later… Just kidding.

First we come up with a rough concept. In this case, we imagined what we’d like to listen to in front of the fireplace around Christmas time. Warm, nostalgic tunes that go with the sense of carrying on tradition, but not necessarily the same versions of them that youve heard a million times before. Then we brainstorm and do a lot of listening, create a huge playlist with our favorites and start to pluck out the ones we arent in love with.

In this case, we’ve found some great gospel tracks, blues, gypsy jazz as well as tunes by classic Christmas balladeers such as Bing Crosby. This process is cyclical, as new tracks keep coming in and we get inspired and make associations. Then its about finding the right order. We love the Fats Waller version of Jingle Bells, which has become track number one. I think we’ve got a great list now. It will need some more fine tuning, as every playlists (or indeed every work) does.But it should be ready later next week, so stay tuned for some jolly Christmas fun!

New Playlist coming soon!

December 2nd, 2009

Sorry guys, I know we are week behind posting a new playlist but we will get one up this week, promise!

US itunes Store

November 24th, 2009

For those who may be wondering… We are having some trouble making our playlists available on the US itunes store, but hope to have it working this week!

More countries in Europe to follow.

Thinking about the future

November 11th, 2009

We are brainstorming ideas about how to make financially sustainable. As you can imagine, we don’t get much commission at all from reselling itunes tracks so we need to figure out a way to keep bringing you great music without going broke!

Some of the things we are thinking about:

  • Freemium: giving our users a great user experience for free but an even better one for a small fee. This would be either via micorpayments for streaming or some sort of subscription model.
  • Full micropayment or subscription model
  • Generate revenue via partnerships with other brands
  • Set up a service where our commissions for selling music are higher.

If you have any great ideas, let us know!!

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