Posts Tagged Mixtape
Popular music subscription service, Rdio, has just partnered with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco to create its new Mixtape Series that features playlists curated from Conan O’Brien, regulars on his show like Andy Richter and Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, and celebrity guests on CONAN, his show on TBS.
Conan and his team have displayed their interest in music by the musical acts that frequently appear on the show. The new Rdio Mixtape Series is their new way of taking their musical knowledge and suggestions out of the show and interact with their fans in a new way.
Team Coco is now featured in the “People to Follow” section of Rdio. Other featured people influencing Rdio’s listeners are artists Of Montreal and Jake Shears, music outlets like SPIN, and record labels like Sub Pop.
Check out a complete list of playlists from Team Coco here. Conan himself already has his “Workout Mix” published and Andy Richter has released his “Mixed Bag.”
Valentine’s Day is a mere two weeks away which means only two weeks to figure out the best way to declare one’s love to someone.
Back in the day, one great and very cute way of doing it was to create a loved one a mix tape full of songs that made them think of romantic memories. Tapes may be long gone but Herd.fm modernizes the process.
Using Herd.fm, the user can select up to five songs from their iTunes catalogue then send them to a loved one with the tap of a few buttons. The loved one can then stream the songs in full from SoundCloud or YouTube and appreciate the sentiment behind choosing each track.
Of course, it’s an idea that can be used just as well between friends for the single iOS device user. Plus, Herd.fm makes music recommendations based on the music shared!
Herd.fm is out now and it’s free to download.
Once upon a time, the mixtape was the most romantic thing that anyone could ever do for me. While the cassette tape gave way to the CD, both offering ways of providing mixes, the digital era didn’t really leave any room for romance. Unless of course, the romantic person decides to use something like Dragontape.
Dragontape is an universal app that lets its users create up to 3 hours long mixtapes of their favorite YouTube and Soundcloud clips. They can rearrange the clips however they want, edit and crossfade (in the case of Soundcloud). It’s all done via the app and a Dragontape.com account that’s quick and simple to get set up, then the only restriction is a person’s imagination.
It’s an easy app to use with editing only ever requiring one tap of a finger. Switching from track to track is simply a matter of swiping across the screen so it’s easy to skip tracks if need be. Users can share their creations with whoever they want via Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and the Dragontape website. Socially minded people can also browse other creations for some inspiration. There’s also the potential to collaborate with friends which could provide a great learning tool too for something like a group project.
The potential overall really is pretty great. At its simplest, users can use Dragontape to set up a mixtape of their favorite workout music. There’s also the romantic element of creating a mix of tracks for someone they love. Or people could use it to simply create a montage of videos of a beloved pet, or a concert they attended.
Dragontape is available now for all iOS devices. It’s currently free but there are suggestions on the app page that it’s free while in beta with a possible pricetag added in the future. So best get downloading now.