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  1. #Ireland6Music - help create an Ireland inspired playlist

    Wednesday 9 April 2014, 17:24

    Alex Burnard Alex Burnard Content Producer

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    As 6 Music is celebrating Ireland this month, Team Now Playing thought it only fitting to, yes, you've guessed it, to create an Irish music inspired playlist with YOUR help. 

    But what kind of tracks can you suggest for Sunday’s show (13 April, 6-8pm)? Both Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland have given us so many distinct and varied artists and bands. So there’s many homegrown musicians you could go for, as well as artists and songs influenced by Irish music, culture and politics.

    Some pointers:

    Or anything else that springs to mind when you think of the music of Ireland…like some band called U2. They’ve had a few hits, right?

    Get your song suggestions to us using the #Ireland6Music on Twitter, post on the Now Playing Facebook page,...

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  2. #BBCBritpop - what is missing from Steve Lamacq's Britpop Anthems Top 40?

    Friday 4 April 2014, 17:15

    Alex Burnard Alex Burnard Content Producer

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    Britpop is 20 years old this month! (No, we can’t believe it either). So we need you to help us to compile a fantastic Britpop themed playlist this Sunday, 6 April, 6-8pm.

    But we’re not asking for any old Britpop tunes. Oh no. Pay close attention:

    As part of the BBC’s celebrations Steve Lamacq is asking listeners to vote for 6 Music’s Favourite Britpop Anthems from a list of 40.

    The winner will be announced in Lammo’s show next Friday 11 April.

    SO…we want your suggestions for anthems you think are MISSING from the list. What do you reckon should have made the Top 40, but criminally hasn’t? Check the list here.

    What’s not on the list for example? Anything else from Blur's Parklife apart from the title track and Boys and Girls OR what about tracks from Suede’s ‘Dog Man Star’, for example. Just saying…

    Send your suggestions and comments via the hashtag #BBCBritpop on Twitter as well as through our Now Playing Facebook page, email nowplaying@bbc.co.uk, or drag tracks onto our collaborative playlists on Spotify and Rdio.

    Plus we’ll be recreating Britpop's infamous chart battle between Blur’s 'Country House' and Oasis’ ‘Roll With It’ in our own Now Playing...

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  3. #Klaxons6Music - help James Righton create an unmissable playlist

    Wednesday 26 March 2014, 22:54

    Kellie Redmond Kellie Redmond Radio producer

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    The Klaxons' James Righton takes control of the show live via Twitter this Sunday (March 30) and needs YOUR help to compile an unmissable playlist.

     

    The 2007 Mercury Prize-winning band are back with new AA single ' There Is No Time' / 'Children of the Sun' - produced by The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands - with third album 'Love Frequency' to follow this summer. 

     

    It's seven years since the group broke through with their catchy hit 'Golden Skans', which propelled them to the front of the new rave scene. 

     

    Get a sneak peek at what’s been influencing the band’s latest record as James live Tweets throughout Sunday’s show between 6-8pm, as he sifts through your suggestions with the hashtag via #Klaxons6Music to help create his playlist.

     

    But what is he listening to at the moment? And what kind of tracks will get his seal of approval?

     

    Watch this special video blog James has sent us for ideas...

     

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    Watch the Klaxons' James Righton's video blog about his Tweet In

     

    You can also suggest Klaxons collaborations, fellow new ravers… or and any other interesting connections you can come up with. 

     

    Get your song suggestions – including the reasons WHY - into us by tweeting...

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  4. #KateBush6Music - what must be in the Ultimate Kate Bush Playlist?

    Friday 21 March 2014, 11:33

    Will Gilgrass Will Gilgrass

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    A statement on Kate Bush’s website has confirmed she will perform for the first time in 35 years – so it’s only right to dedicate Now Playing this Sunday (March 23) to one of the most iconic female singers in British music history.

    Her first and last tour took place in 1979 over six weeks and culminated with a show at Hammersmith Odeon – supported by our very own Tom Robinson. This time round she’s confirmed 15 dates at the same venue – now the Hammersmith Apollo – although the other acts on the bill are still to be confirmed.

    With the inevitable scramble to get tickets next week, and...

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  5. #Iggy6Music - help create an Iggy Pop playlist

    Wednesday 12 March 2014, 18:13

    Alex Burnard Alex Burnard Content Producer

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    In honour of none-other-than Iggy Pop joining 6 Music's presenter roster, Tom Robinson invites 6 Music listeners to create a special playlist celebrating the life and work of this inimitable music icon.

    As Iggy commented on his official twitter feed @IggyPop after Jarvis announced the news on BBC 6 Music: "A great intro by Jarvis Cocker. You'll be hearing more of Iggy on the @BBC6Music #iggypop #radioshow". He's excited, we're very excited. We definitely won't be chairman of the bored listening to him.. ahem.

    We don’t need reminding you that the man born James Osterberg is credited as...

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  6. #Haim6Music – What tracks should the girl group pick for our all-female playlist?

    Tuesday 4 March 2014, 20:31

    Kellie Redmond Kellie Redmond Radio producer

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    Fresh from their triumphant 6 Music Festival appearance, Haim curate Now Playing’s first ever all-female playlist via Twitter to mark International Women’s Day.

    The Los Angeles girl trio will be live tweeting throughout Sunday’s show between 6-8pm. They’ll be selecting and directly commenting on tracks suggested by YOU using the hashtag #Haim6Music, as well as those sent in via Facebook and other platforms (see the bottom of page for the different ways to get your suggestions into the show).

    And who better to host this special tweet in, than a group who have been specifically recognised...

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  7. #6musicfestival - help create a 6 Music Festival highlights playlist

    Thursday 27 February 2014, 16:58

    Alex Burnard Alex Burnard Content Producer

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    So the FIRST EVER BBC 6 Music Festival is happening people - how exciting is that? Whether you bagged a ticket or not, we’re giving YOU the chance to enjoy all the action by creating your own best bits playlist this Sunday (March 2), following the two-day event.


    With more than 30 artists and DJs across three stages at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse, the 6 Music Festival is bringing together both the music-makers and listeners who make 6 Music what it is. The results will be pretty special and the audience are as much a part of that as the artists making up the bill.


    So over to you. What...

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  8. #Prince6Music - what must be in the Prince playlist?

    Wednesday 19 February 2014, 19:34

    Alex Burnard Alex Burnard Content Producer

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    With the nation on #PrinceWatch, Tom Robinson invites you to help create an unmissable Prince-inspired playlist.

    His Royal Purpleness has been keeping UK fans on their toes - by announcing a spate of last-minute Third Eye Girl guerrilla gigs via Twitter, sending the online world into a frenzy.

    Throw in the gigs’ intimate settings and an even more intimate press conference (in the front room of his musician pal Lianne La Havas), together with a much-hyped BRIT Awards appearance AND fresh rumours of a Glastonbury headline slot this summer…a special playlist in honour of this inimitable...

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  9. #TheSmiths6Music

    Wednesday 12 February 2014, 20:29

    Alex Burnard Alex Burnard Content Producer

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    This Sunday Tom Robinson invites you to compile The Ultimate Smiths Playlist to mark the 30th anniversary of one of the most seminal records in indie music history: The Smiths' self-titled debut album. 

    The record’s release on 20 February 1984 hailed the triumphant arrival of Manchester foursome Morrissey, Marr, Joyce and Rouke, with tracks such as What Difference Does It Make?, Hand In Glove and Still III showcasing M & M’s powerful (yet all-too-short) songwriting partnership.  

    Released on Rough Trade records, with the sleeve designed of course by Moz himself, 'The Smiths...

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  10. #TimBurgess6Music

    Wednesday 5 February 2014, 19:18

    Alex Burnard Alex Burnard Content Producer

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    Fotor0205163151.jpg This week solo artist, DJ and Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess makes a very welcome return to Now Playing as our latest 'Tweet in' guest, as he puts together a playlist in collaboration with you.

    He was one of our first ever guest curators when the show launched back in 2011. With Tim gearing now up to take to the DJ decks at the 6 Music Festival at the end of the month, as well as releasing a compilation album on his label O Genesis on February 17th, we thought it was about time we got him back to share his ever-evolving musical tastes with you.

    Tim's even written us a guest blog below to...

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