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The Five Best Oscar Nominated Songs of the Past 20 Years

Oscar week is here and with it comes a lot of buzz about the movies, the actors, the directors and creators of the year’s best in cinema. What often gets left in the shadows, or at best lightly glossed over, is the soul of the movie – the music. The soundtracks and scores to movies […]

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The Week in Music News

Artists are branching out, Jack Sparrow’s has new friends and even more lineups are revealed for the approaching festival season in this week’s roundup of music news.  Music Festival’s Reveal More Acts  “The lineup is out!” has become the musical equivalent to, “Pitchers and catchers report for duty.”  This time every year, both statements ignite […]

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Welcome to the Brand New Slacker

The new Slacker is officially live! Today is a big day. We have been sitting on our hands in anticipation and bursting with excitement as we prepared to unveil a completely redesigned, restructured  and revamped Slacker. And now – the day has arrived.   The new Slacker is here. The start of a new era. […]

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Listen Up. We’re Bringing Music Curation Back.

When I was a kid, pre-Internet, I had a love/hate relationship with the radio. I grew up in New York and in my teens WNEW-FM was my constant companion. WNEW positioned itself as the station “Where Rock Lives.”  Every song seemed perfectly picked, placed, and contextualized — it was music curation at its finest. Listening as a […]

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Slacker’s 2013 Grammy Awards Recap

For the 4th year in a row, Team Slacker was backstage at the Grammy Awards, getting you closer to the music than anyone. Over the course of the event, I had the chance to interview nominees such as Alabama Shakes, The Lumineers, Diplo, and Lecrae. I was also able to interview emerging artists like Trindad […]

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Top Five Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

There are plenty of reasons to be anti-Valentine's Day. Perhaps you are newly single and the only thing getting you through the holiday are the massive discounts on chocolate come the 15th. Or maybe you are attached, but the very thought of living up to the grandiose expectations given to you with not-so-subtle hints has [...]
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