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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    2020 was the worst. But 2020 music was the best. OPEN THIS MONTH’S PLAYLIST IN YOUR BROWSER > Artist: The Microphones Album: Microphones in 2020 Song: Microphones in 2020 The best songs are 2...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    2020 was the year the world stood still, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread and took music legends like Harold Budd and Manu Dibango from us and propelled the whole live music industry into crisis....

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    This year has flown by and looking back; there has been a lot of great music released this year. I found myself listening to music to keep myself distracted from the ongoing stories about the...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    The beauty of music – it absorbs all the changes and the emotions around us and can become the upspoken truth of the current state of society. With all these challenges, some of the best music was...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    In a year of extremes, I found myself cradled in a nest of polarities. Hyper pop became inherently interwoven with retro folk, while industrial hip-hop befriended modern synth-pop. Barriers...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    I’m Brittany Ward and I’ve worked at PlayNetwork coming up on 7 years, and in the music department for about 3. I love rap, R&B, pop, country music, and well, really anything that is a HIT… you...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    What can I say about 2020 that has not already been said? It has been a hard year for this planet. With small businesses closing and so many people out of work with no health insurance or knowing...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Okay, 2020 has been a year. And yep, here’s another blog post calling out what you already know very well. Fair enough. As we’ve moved through this year with so many twists and turns, what’s been…...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Best of the year playlists (similar to opinions) are like bellybuttons; everybody has one. And moreover, as a Music Supervisor and DJ whose responsibilities include taking requests and...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    2020 was indeed one hell of a year. Music helps everyone get through the challenges — be it the harsh realities of COVID-19, responding to systemic racism in society or enduring the surreal US...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Music Discovery: Top Albums of 2020

    Wow – 2020, where do I start? The year actually started off on a positive note with everyone coming together to help with the Australian wildfires and we even had a great Super Bowl Halftime show...

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  • Music Discovery: November 2020

    Music Discovery: November 2020

    Hi, I’m Alex Ruder and I’m a music supervisor at The Octave Group. No doubt it’s a prerequisite for the job, but I’m a fan of a lot of types of music. A genre that I’ve been particularly...

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  • Music Discovery: October 2020

    Music Discovery: October 2020

    2020. The year that seems to be flying by, yet somehow, also frozen in time. In the midst of this twilight zone, we all have a little bit more time on our hands and I’ve tried to take advantage of...

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  • Music Discovery: September 2020

    Music Discovery: September 2020

    Since we started working from home in March, as everyone is aware — the current world we live in with the global pandemic, racial tensions, and political differences has had me paying a lot more...

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  • Music Discovery: August 2020

    Music Discovery: August 2020

    In these strange and turbulent times, one thing that has helped me lean back from the fray of the day to day routine is getting to appreciate just how much great music is out there these days....

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  • Music Discovery: July 2020

    Music Discovery: July 2020

    This time and space we’re currently occupying is bursting with a multitude of layers representing so much to so many different people. One seemingly common connector is a tangible feeling of...

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  • Music Discovery: June 2020

    Music Discovery: June 2020

    At PlayNetwork we condemn racial injustice, bigotry, and discrimination in all forms. We support Black Communities. We encourage everyone to listen and learn from those who are suffering. We...

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  • Music Discovery: May 2020

    Music Discovery: May 2020

    Hi, my name is Brittany Ward and I’m a Music Supervisor at PlayNetwork. My job requires an eclectic music taste, but my personal tastes range from hip-hop to country with everything in between. I...

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  • Music Discovery: April 2020

    Music Discovery: April 2020

    There are many music quotes out there but the one that has always caught my attention is “Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest.” I love talking music, and...

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  • Important Notice: COVID-19 Update

    A Message to Our Customers from CEO Ross Honey: Like all of you, we have spent the last several weeks tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world. For Octave Group, that...

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