What really makes the work put into the videos worthwhile is receiving messages that say the ‘videos change their lives in some way’. ‘Lots of people came to the channel, especially in the Holidays period, looking for something to give them that old Christmas feel and spirit,’ says the channel’s creator, who wants to remain anonymous. One of these channels with millions of views, Lepreezy, says in their bio they’re ‘passionate about what music can do to us individuals in terms of stress relief, relaxation and concentration’. Novels need to be part of a popular type, to fit alongside something else that is successful.

  • A free tool called Spotify Pie gives you a monthly summary of your listening habits through a handy pie chart format.
  • When the beat drops, you drop to the floor in a glam outfit and start dancing for the camera.
  • Tom Zanetti’s Didn’t Know was also certified Gold in the autumn and was streamed over 50 million times in 2021, while Central Cee celebrated a breakthrough year with three top-10 singles and a No.2 album.
  • Novels need to be part of a popular type, to fit alongside something else that is successful.

This particular song about Jeff Bezos has gone viral, with users using it on videos where they reveal the ways they either earned or scammed money from others. The #8daudio hashtag has, at time of writing, garnered 649.3m viewers on TikTok, predominantly through users sharing videos of themselves tuning into songs which fall into this category. A wave of videos have emerged on YouTube since the pandemic began. Creators are putting together playlists of muffled oldies music (from the 1920s-40s) with sound effects of rain, thunder, and log fires over the top to create the illusion of being inside a cosy room with distant background music.

These can act as an extension of a band’s merch, allowing fans to not only have access to exclusive content and perks, but to directly engage with them — providing another avenue for artists to expand their fanbase. Eminem recently bought a Bored Ape NFT for over £300,000 and discontinued filesharing brand, LimeWire, transformed itself into a music NFT marketplace. That doesn’t mean you can’t suggest “songs matter to you as a couple” but he recommended giving them the freedom to play what keeps people on the dancefloor. “We find that our most popular bands get booked up at least 18 months in advance,” Jonny said.

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If you’re just starting the frantica.com or you’re slacking on your streak, here are the songs that you have missed recently. Many have always felt that gay clubbing scenes have traditionally been dominated by male-centric events, leaving their female counterparts with few places they feel comfortable partying in. But recently the advent of club nights like Aphrodyki, LICK and Room 4 Resistance aim to offer not only somewhere to dance, but also a meeting place and a safe space for the female gay and queer community. It’s easy enough to see, each decade has a specific sound that is instantly recognisable. The dance tracks of the 70s, the campness of 80s music and the guitar sound of the 90s all instantly ring a bell, letting you know the era a song is from. Some of the artists in the iceberg could be an artist a user only recently began listening to or a musician they listened to several years ago.

In order to prevent couples being disappointed with their choice on the day, he suggests heading to events where you can watch bands perform in advance and get a true taste for their style. For example, his company puts on Music Showcase Evenings which attract around 200 couples and “feature over 8 acts in one night in a Jools Holland format where they play one after one another.” Unless you have a specific person or band in mind, it’s hard to know where to start when choosing the right musicians, especially since Jonny said, “most bands only play private events.” He BPI has revealed its annual yearbook called “All About The Music 2022” looking at the past year in streaming trends and it’s good news for indies. Meanwhile, ABBA are currently promoting their virtual concert residency, ABBA Voyage.

Half the track is stone-cold club classic – the other half borrows heavily from one of the cheesiest tracks ever… Whigfield’s Saturday Night. Maybe, if you weren’t around in 1994, it won’t sound naff to you… for everyone else it’s going to bring back bad memories of synchronised dance moves at school discos and weddings. Summer 2022 has seen an explosion of tracks I’m going to call Halfway House hits.

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For music fans everywhere, Spotify’s annual Wrapped event is a lot of fun. It gives all Spotify users a round-up of their top songs, artists, albums and playlists for the year in a social media-friendly format that’s perfect for sending to your friends. The dominant trend in music video grading today is no trend at all. As artists don’t feel confined to any one genre, their videos are, likewise, free to roam across aesthetic categories and time periods, borrowing and referencing what appeals most at a given point.

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There were some notable BRIT Certified Awards in 2021 for independent catalogue titles. Adele’s Someone Like You reached 5x Platinum in July, with Major Lazer’s Cold Water going 3x Platinum towards the end of the year. Three tracks by Arctic Monkeys were BRIT Certified Double Platinum and artists as diverse as Gerry Cinnamon, BTS, Jorja Smith and The Cinematic Orchestra went Platinum.