Alex Burnard

Content Producer, Content Producer, Now Playing @6Music

Blog posts in total 29

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  1. With the legendary Warp Records hosting a series of 25th anniversary gigs this week, we thought we’d join in the celebrations at Now Playing towers by dedicating a playlist to this pioneering label (Sunday 21 September, 6-8pm).

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  2. It’s Notting Hill Carnival AND Leeds Carnival (SIREN) this weekend, so this Sunday (24 Aug, 6-8pm) Tom Robinson invites 6 Music listeners to celebrate this with a playlist featuring music linked to all things carnival.

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  3. With the news online this week that Independent record label XL Recordings have revealed plans of a compilation album to mark 25 years in the business, this Sunday's themed playlist (10 Aug) is an XL one. Extra Large.

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  4. With the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow kicking off this week, we’re inviting you to create a playlist celebrating the city’s rich music heritage (Sunday 27 July, 6-8pm).

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  5. Now Playing exclusively revealed BANKS as The World's Most Blogged Artist of 2014 so far (Sunday 20 July)

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  6. Following the sad news of the Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, second from left below, passing away, we at Now Playing invite you to put together a special playlist celebrating the punk visionaries and their music, this Sunday - July 13 - between 6-8pm.

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  7. On this Sunday’s Now Playing (13 July) we’re celebrating some of the best new music over the last six months - with your help, of course.

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  8. With the Tour de France starting in Leeds this weekend (Saturday 5 July), us at Now Playing Towers are joining in the 6 Music Cycles season of celebrations by inviting you to help us create a cycling-inspired playlist.

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  9. Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Glastonbury. Anyone would think there was something happening there this weekend.

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  10. 6 Music is gearing up for a series of shows and specials celebrating South America, so we at Now Playing thought, “let’s make a South American inspired playlist”. It was a no brainer at NP Towers.

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  11. With 6 Music broadcasting from The Hay Festival this week - including Radcliffe and Maconie and Cerys - we thought it only right to wrap up proceedings by inviting you to create a playlist devoted to the many great songs inspired by literature.

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  12. Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog would have been 80 years old today (May 23 2014) so it was pretty obvious Now Playing would dedicate a whole two hours to the man who brought the world the Moog synthesizer.

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  13. This week on Now Playing we’re delighted to welcome Kaiser Chiefs as we hand them control of BBC 6 Music for two hours to play the music they love - with help from you.

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  14. This week on Now Playing we’re delighted to welcome Kaiser Chiefs as we hand them control of BBC 6 Music for two hours to play the music they love - with help from you.

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  15. The online world has been in hot debate this week following the big news that Metallica have been confirmed as the final main stage headliners for this year’s Glastonbury.

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  16. Online music sites have been awash with the news this week that on 5 July The Libertines are DEFINITELY set to headline Hyde Park.

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  17. Following the quite frankly amazing news this week of Led Zeppelin unveiling previously unheard tracks online,

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  18. 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. 

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  19. 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

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