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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 change, one that’s propelled forward by the progression of the Black Lives Matter movement, the celebration of Pride, and the opportunity to care for each other amidst the ongoing pandemic.

Change is a hard thing to capture, especially as we harness the potential energy behind it in a kinetic display meant to dismantle and rebuild the systems and attitudes that shape our world. We are existing in a fluid state. While the lack of definition may make the future seem daunting, we’re also offered the opportunity to create new ways to serve all people. Like rivers carving their path to the sea.

The following featured tracks and accompanying playlist aim to encapsulate the magnitude of the times through a mix of new music and other tracks that just felt right. Together may we Lift Every Voice and Sing.

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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 believe that together we can conquer hate. 

In a recent interview, Stacey Abrams described the events of the past week as what happens when people are desperate for “their pain to be validated” and that, before all else, “we have to start by saying what you feel and what you fear is real.”  For centuries, protest songs have been a powerful expression of those feelings and fears, calling our attention to societal injustices. 

The PlayNetwork music team has collaborated on a playlist of protest songs and compiled a list of resources below that can help you get involved.   

Black Lives Matter is leading the Movement to fight for freedom, liberation, and justice. The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund  is the country’s top legal firm fighting for racial justice. […]

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 love discovering new music and my favorite sounds to listen to have a blend of multiple genres. Below, are some of my crossover songs I’ve been listening to lately.  

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Artist: Parisalexa

Track: Chocolate

Twitter: @parisalexamusic

Hailing from the Seattle area, Parisalexa had a busy last year appearing on the TV show Songland to perform a song she wrote in front of Charlie Puth and other judges who gave her the praise all of us in the Northwest knew she deserved. She’s been on my radar for quite some time but her new music is making a leap into a new level of R&B pop music.

 

Artist: Margo Price

Track: Twinkle Twinkle

Twitter: @MissMargoPrice

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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 always tell people that the emotional power of music connects us all. Today, you see it firsthand around the world, whether it is everyday people singing from their balconies or popular musicians sharing free showcases on social media from the comfort of their homes.

I’ve gathered our music team to share some of their favorite go-to songs that lift their spirits when they are feeling down and are just good for the soul. Take a listen, sing along as loud as you can, dance around the house while in self-quarantine and make sure to remember that we are all in this together.

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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 means understanding how it affects our employees, customers and communities, and then making the necessary adjustments to our work and operations.

To that end we have two goals. First and foremost, our priority is to keep our employees, customers and the communities we operate in safe. This has been at the center of our planning and actions every step of the way.

Our second goal is to continue to deliver a high quality of service and maintain smooth operations while adapting the way we work. With these goals in mind, we have made several changes in our operations in response to the threat of the coronavirus.

We have eliminated all non-essential business travel and enforced a work from home program for almost all employees to do what we can to help prevent the spread of […]

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