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  • Music Discovery: June 2020

    Music Discovery: June 2020

    Crazy times we’re living in, huh? I began this quarantine cataloging my vinyl, installing a pull-up bar, and bouncing between other overly ambitious home projects. But more accurately these...

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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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  • Music Discovery: March 2020

    Music Discovery: March 2020

    Hi, I’m Matthew Hayman , a Music Supervisor at PlayNetwork in our London office.This month marks one year in the business for me, and what better way to celebrate this occasion than to share some...

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  • Music Discovery: February 2020

    Music Discovery: February 2020

    With the start of 2020 comes a new decade of releases. New bands trying to make their mark as well as reunions from bands/artist that have some people asking “Why,” while others welcome with open...

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  • Music Discovery: January 2020

    Music Discovery: January 2020

    Hi, I am Ruben Lira, an associate music supervisor here at PlayNetwork. I am fortunate to be able to listen to all types of music for work. My taste can vary, but something I always try to push,...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Hi, Dean Carlson here, trying to select just 3 songs from 2019 to feature on our blog is like torture, a process of elimination that involves repeated listens and a bit of homework, but here are...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Hi, I am Kate Siem, Associate Music Supervisor at PlayNetwork and this is my End of an Era: 2019 Deconstructed top picks for the year. I’ve always had two separate relationships with music – the...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Hi,my name is Ruben Lira, an associate music supervisor with PlayNetwork. I am fortunate to be able to go through all types of music for work. As with other years, 2019 brought an assortment of...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Hi, I’m Music Supervisor Chris Robles. R&B and Reggae are some of the main styles of music that I gravitate to and the songs I picked reflects this. These songs weren’t big hits or chart toppers,...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Hello! I’m Patrick Milgram, an Associate Music Supervisor here at PlayNetwork. There’s been so much great music over the past year and here are three albums I spent a lot of time getting lost in. ...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Hey I’m Grady Tyree, a gatekeeper of sorts for PlayNetwork, and the collection of songs I’m including are emblematic of my favorite album from 2019, Jessy Wilson’s debut Phase. There are a lot of...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Hi, my name is Brittany Ward and I am an Associate Music Supervisor at PlayNetwork. All kinds of music find their way to my ears, but I gravitate towards new sounds in rap, retro sounding R&B, pop...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    I’m Nicole Maroutsos, Manager of Music Services at PlayNetwork. I’m lucky that my job involves spending time every day exploring new releases and sharing them with people all over the world...

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  • Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    Music Discovery: Top Picks of 2019

    PlayNetwork Music Supervisor, Pete Greenberg here, joining in on this end of the year’s top picks list for 2019. Without a doubt the year has provided some amazing recordings and honestly, it’s...

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  • Music Discovery: December 2019

    Music Discovery: December 2019

    Here at the Octave Group, our dedicated music curators work with clients around the globe, listening to music for a diverse range of consumers, from high-end retailers to small one-off mom and pop...

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  • Introducing Apple Music for Business

    Introducing Apple Music for Business

    Today we are excited to introduce Apple Music for Business, brought to you by PlayNetwork. Apple Music for Business was built with the vision to help businesses engage their customers in three...

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  • Music Discovery: October 2019

    Hey, my name is Spencer Manio, Sr Music Supervisor at PlayNetwork. I listen to all kinds of music for work but I mostly listen to rap, ambient, and dad jazz on my own time. The playlist is a mix...

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  • Music Discovery: September 2019

    Music Discovery: September 2019

    Howdy! My name is J.D. Tierney, and I’ve been working as the Music Services Intern here at PlayNetwork for the past three months. To celebrate my conscription into the workforce, I thought I’d...

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