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Fun Stuff To Do
If you hear new music that you really like on the radio or on Spotify, pop them into a playlist so you don’t forget them. You can theme your playlists so that you have dance music, chill-out music, exercise music and so on.
Host a music party and ask everyone to come dressed as their favourite pop star and bring along a list of their top five tracks. You’ll probably get a really eclectic mix of music and may hear a band or artist you’ve never listened to before. Theme the food around music and records.
If you’ve got an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch then you can download GarageBand and play, mix and record your own songs. You can then share them – across the room, with your best mates, or around the world – with just a few taps.
Great Places To Visit
Why not visit The Coventry Music Museum Set in the birthplace of 2-Tone Records, Coventry, this small museum covers the entire history of music in Britain stretching back to the time of the Romans. It’s really worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Look for your local independent record shop. It’s so easy and convenient to download tracks from iTunes or listen on Spotify but nothing beats the atmosphere of an independent, vinyl-selling, record shop. Rough Trade in London is the most famous but there are growing numbers of them around the UK. As well as being perfect for browsing for rare or unusual discs they might also run gigs and music events so are worth seeking out.
Everyone has heard of festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading, Bestival and T in the Park. However, there are dozens of less well-known festivals taking place each year – whatever type of music you’re into there will be a festival, big or small, near you. If you do go to one of the mega festivals then remember to check out the more intimate stages away from the main arenas – this is where you’ll hear the most original and cutting-edge music.