BBC 6 Music Festival Hack Day!

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By Hugh Rawlinson Soundwave were recently invited to attend the BBC Festival Hack Day in Newcastle on the weekend of the 21st of February. This hack day was organised to coincide with the BBC 6 Music Festival and I went along on behalf of Soundwave to get involved! The festival hack was held in The Core; a shared space between Newcastle University and Newcastle Science. The day kicked off on the Friday morning with numerous API Presentations from  companies such as Twilio, 7digital and the BBC. Hackers were mingling and caffinating in preparation for the […]

Soundwave Spotlight – Let’s Talk Music!

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Soundwave has a huge community of the best people with even better taste in music! Since we introduced the Music Messenger Groups feature, our little app has been a hub of musical activity. Music lovers from all across the globe are now connecting and sharing music. We wanted to know more and so we asked English Soundwaver Laura Stracey all about her experience of groups! Aside from her impressive play count of 8,000+, Laura is currently leading the conversation in up to 10 groups on Soundwave! (Wow!) Q. Hi Laura! So where did you first […]

Warning: May cause mood increase, foot tapping and frequent humming

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The season of goodwill is officially over for another year and while we may have joyfully rung in the New Year with a roaring chorus of Auld Lang Syne, there is something about January that is simply… quite depressing. That’s right! You’re back to work after two blissful weeks indulging in chocolate, enjoying duvet days by the fire and staying out til 4AM because ’twas the season! Now reality has reared it’s ugly head and your declarations of ‘New Year, New Me’ have come back to haunt you as you joined to Cycle-to-Work gang in […]

The Ultimate Guilty Pleasure Playlist

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Our #GuiltyPleasure2014  competition this week was a huge success with entries flooding in from our Soundwavers on Twitter. You certainly didn’t hold back when it came to divulging what you’ve been listening to! We are delighted to present some of the best (and worst) submissions. The Romantic Throwback: John Denver, annie’s song The Power Ballad: Foreigner, i want to know what love is The chart topper: taylor swift, shake it off the 90’s smash hit: backstreet boys, everybody The christmas classic: Michael buble, it’s beginning to look alot like christmas The Disney favorite: idina menzel, let it go (frozen) And lastly… The […]

Let’s not pretend anymore… we all do it.

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Throughout the year, the Soundwave support team have received numerous requests from rather distressed users to remove certain, er… embarrassing songs from their Recent Plays. These emails were filled with elaborate explanations on how these songs ended up on their Soundwave profile in the first place. Excuses like; “I accidentally played it”  “My girlfriend had my phone” or the classic… “My mom uses my Spotify account sometimes!” We’ve heard it all! And while we are more than happy to help remove your “Recent Play Shame”, it got us wondering… What is the big deal? Why can’t […]