Christmas https://blog.stingray.com/christmas en Holiday Music Channels | TOP 10 https://blog.stingray.com/holiday-music-channels-top-10 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Holiday Music Channels | TOP 10 </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/18/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>With all the last-minute shopping, wrapping, and decorating, you may not have had the chance to listen to all 100 Stingray Music holiday channels. To help you find the perfect festive soundtrack to every occasion, here is our Top 10 most popular Christmas music channels. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Whether you are looking to relax or party, there is a holiday music selection for every moment and every mood! </span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0994?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Spa for the Holidays </a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>The holidays don't only have to be about friends, family, boisterous parties and endless meals. They can also be about taking the time to recharge with seasonal, downtempo music.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0306?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Holiday Instrumentals</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Christmas vacations are made for long naps while the snow gently falls outside the window. Get under the blankets and put on this quiet collection of instrumental pieces.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0681?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Best Christmas Songs of All Time</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>What do Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey and John Lennon have in common? They are featured in this channel of the best Christmas songs of all times! Guaranteed to get you in a joyous holiday spirit!</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0305?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Best Christmas Songs of All Time</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Even if you've never worn a Stetson or raised a barn, you'll feel like a real, line-dancing country boy (or girl) with this channel of holiday songs by today's country music stars.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0733?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Classical Christmas</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Get into the holiday spirit with these classical renditions of contemporary Christmas carols.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_SC0060?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Reels et gigues du temps des fêtes</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Have a very, merry traditional holiday party with these Quebec jigs and reels no one can resist!</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0302?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯A Very Cozy Christmas</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Frazzled by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? You need the gentle pop melodies featured in this channel of modern Christmas songs.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0906?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯The Softer Side of Christmas</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Give yourself the gift of a warm and cozy night in this Holiday season. These lush and peaceful French and English-language songs are perfect for snuggling by the fire while the snow gently falls and the Christmas tree lights twinkle.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0307?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Joyeux Noël Retro!</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Give your Christmas gathering an unmistakable Quebec flair with this collection of retro holiday tunes.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0301?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯It's a Christmas Party!</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>For a legendary holiday party, serve up this channel of fun and quirky Christmas songs. Will have even Santa grooving on the dance floor.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/4-Top-10-Holiday-music.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="2 girls singing" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:09:49 +0000 Lucille 642 at https://blog.stingray.com The Ultimate Gift Guide for Music Lovers https://blog.stingray.com/ultimate-gift-guide-music-lovers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Ultimate Gift Guide for Music Lovers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/14/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Christmas is fast approaching and some of you may still be looking for gift ideas for your loved ones. Here is our ultimate gift guide for music lovers!</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>A subscription to Stingray Qello </span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>your dad, uncle or aunt</strong>! </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Stingray Qello is an online streaming platform and mobile app that gives access to a catalog of over 2,000 concerts films and music documentaries. Primarily rock-centric, the Stingray Qello library is also full of live performances and archival footages of big names in various genres from pop, to jazz, classical, blues, metal, country, and R&amp;B, to name a few. Stingray Qello has something for everyone! New videos are added every week, ensuring a variety of content that you'll never tire of. You can <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://qello.com/gift?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">offer a Stingray Qello</a> All-Access pass</span></span> for 6 months or a year at special 50% discount during the holidays.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Classical music concert tickets </span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>your brothers, sisters, your in-laws, friends or yourself</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Whether you are an expert or newcomer to the genre, attending a classical music concert is always an exceptional and striking experience. If you are looking for a gift for someone in Montreal, think of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal! The OSM has a <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.osm.ca/en/christmas-offer/" target="_blank">special offer</a> </span></span>for the holidays: 2 concerts for $70 or 3 concerts for $100. This offer can be applied to nearly 15 concerts, including Mozart's <i>Requiem</i>, Brahms’ symphonies, and Berlioz's <i>Symphonie fantastique</i>.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Music lessons</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>your spouse, sister-in-law, brother-in-law or cousin</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>If you didn’t have the chance to learn to play an instrument when you were young, learning as an adult can be a challenge. But what a beautiful challenge! Offering music lessons can be a great way to motivate a loved one who wouldn’t dare to start learning on their own.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Private lessons, classes at a music conservatory, audiobooks, online tutorials, mobile apps…there are many ways to learn to play an instrument. For example, if you want to learn to play the piano or to resume your learning, we recommend you try the <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/piano-academy-learn-piano/id1390574671?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Piano Academy</a></span></span> app! This well-designed app that will guide you through the basics, step by step.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>A book</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>a friend, parent or grandparent</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>This gift idea that may seem dull, but it could make someone very happy! Consider offering books to every music lovers on your list, whether they like to read or not! Biographies, novels, historical works, or archival photo albums; the options are endless. Whether the book covers a specific event, music genre, instrument, artist or era, there is no doubt you will find something to fascinate your loved ones!</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>The Singing Machine</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift <strong>for the whole family</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>The <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://singingmachine.com/" target="_blank">Singing Machine</a></span></span> is a must-have for all karaoke fans! There are several models to help organize a karaoke party anywhere, anytime. The sound system is exceptional, and you can connect several microphones to perform duets or as a trio!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Use the<a href="http://onelink.to/43j7dw" target="_blank"> mobile app </a>to connect via Bluetooth to the Singing Machine and stream more than 14,000 songs. Or create your own personal library using the Karaoke Store and play them on your Singing Machine with USB.</span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Artist Merch</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift <strong>for the biggest fans</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Who doesn’t have in their closet an old T-Shirt featuring a favorite artist? This is the kind of item that you keep for decades! If you are looking for a gift for a true fan, an item from this artist's shop may be the best idea of the year! From autographed guitars, to traditional shirts, pins and personalized guitar picks, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets! And, since our favorite stars have many tricks up their sleeves, explore their other businesses such as cosmetics (hello Rihanna!), ready-to-wear collections (hi Kanye!) or even whiskey (hey Drake!)</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>We hope these few ideas will help you in the final run of the Christmas shopping frenzy!</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/3-Gifts-selection_0.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Wrapping Gift" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:01:52 +0000 Lucille 641 at https://blog.stingray.com Idées cadeaux pour les passionnés de musique https://blog.stingray.com/idees-cadeaux-pour-les-passionnes-de-musique <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Idées cadeaux pour les passionnés de musique </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/14/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Noël approche à grands pas et certains d’entre vous cherchez peut-être encore des idées de cadeaux pour leurs proches. Voici notre guide de cadeaux qui plairont certainement aux passionnés de musique de votre entourage!</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Un abonnement à Stingray Qello</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>votre papa, votre oncle ou votre tante</strong>!  </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Stingray Qello est une plateforme de streaming en ligne, ainsi qu’une application mobile, qui comprend un catalogue de plus de 2,000 vidéos de concerts et documentaires de musique. Principalement orientée Rock, la bibliothèque Stingray Qello regorge également de performances et d’images d’archives de grands noms de la Pop, du Jazz, du Classique, du Blues, du Métal, de la Country, du R&amp;B… et tant d’autres. Il y en a pour tous les goûts! De nouvelles vidéos sont ajoutées toutes les semaines, ce qui assure un contenu toujours varié, dont vous ne vous lasserez pas. Vous pouvez <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://qello.com/gift?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">offrir Stingray Qello</a></span></span> pour une durée de 6 mois ou d’un an. La passe illimitée est offerte à 50% de rabais pendant la période des Fêtes. </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Des places de concert de musique classique</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>vos frères et sœurs, vos beaux-parents, vos amis ou pour vous-même</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Que vous soyez fin connaisseur ou novice en la matière, aller voir un concert de musique classique est toujours une expérience exceptionnelle et bien souvent marquante. Si vous cherchez un cadeau pour quelqu’un situé à Montréal, pensez à l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal! L’OSM propose une <a href="https://www.osm.ca/fr/offre-de-noel/" target="_blank">offre spéciale pendant le temps des Fêtes </a>: 2 concerts pour 70 $ ou 3 concerts pour 100 $. Près de 15 concerts sont inclus dans cette offre, dont le <i>Requiem</i> de Mozart, les symphonies de Brahms et la <i>Symphonie fantastique</i> de Berlioz. </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Des leçons de musique</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>un ou une ami-e, votre belle-sœur, votre beau-frère ou un cousin</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Si vous n’avez pas eu la chance d’apprendre à jouer d’un instrument lorsque vous étiez jeune, apprendre sur le tard peut s’avérer être un vrai défi. Mais quel beau défi! Offrir une ou plusieurs sessions de leçons de musique peut être une belle façon de motiver un proche qui n’oserait pas se lancer par lui-même. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Cours particuliers, inscription dans un conservatoire de musique, livres audios, tutoriels sur internet, applications mobiles… Il existe bien des manières d’apprendre à jouer d’un instrument. Par exemple, si souhaitez apprendre ou reprendre le piano, nous vous recommandons d’essayer l’application <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/piano-academy-learn-piano/id1390574671?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Piano Academy</a> </span></span>! C’est un outil très bien fait, qui reprend les bases, étape par étape.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Un livre </span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>votre conjoint, vos parents ou vos grands-parents</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Voilà une idée de cadeau qui paraît toute bête, mais qui pourrait bien faire des heureux! Pour tous les mélomanes de votre entourage, qu’ils aiment lire ou non, pensez à offrir des livres! Biographies, romans, ouvrages historiques, ou encore albums d’images d’archives : une belle variété de choix s’offre à vous. Que cela traite d’un événement particulier, d’un genre, d’un instrument, d’un groupe, d’une période… vous trouverez forcément de quoi passionner votre entourage. </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>La Singing Machine</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>toute la famille!</strong></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>La <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://singingmachine.com/" target="_blank">Singing Machine</a></span></span> est l’indispensable de tous les fans de karaoké! Il existe plusieurs modèles de machines et elles remplissent toutes la même mission avec succès : vous permettre d’organiser des sessions de karaoké à tout moment, où que vous soyez. Le système son des Singing Machines est impeccable, et vous pouvez brancher plusieurs micros en même temps pour performer en duo ou en trio! </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Utilisez l'<a href="http://onelink.to/43j7dw" target="_blank">application mobile</a> pour vous connecter à la Singing Machine via Bluetooth et diffuser plus de 14 000 chansons. Ou créez votre propre bibliothèque personnelle en utilisant le Karaoke Store et jouez-la sur votre Singing Machine via USB.<span><span><span> </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Merchandising de vos artistes préférés</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour<strong> les grands fans!</strong></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Qui n’a pas dans sa garde-robe un vieux T-shirt à l’effigie d’une superstar? C’est le genre de pièce que l’on garde pendant plusieurs décennies! Alors si vous cherchez un cadeau pour quelqu’un ouvertement fan d’un artiste, une pièce de la boutique de cet artiste peut être la meilleure idée cadeau de l’année! Entre les guitares dédicacées, les traditionnels chandails, les pins ou encore les médiators personnalisés, il y en a pour tous les goûts et tous les budgets! Et comme nos amies les stars ont plus d’une corde à leurs arcs, pensez également à leurs autres entreprises : marques de cosmétiques (coucou Rihanna!), de prêt-à-porter (salut Kanye!) ou même de whisky (allô Drake!).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Nous espérons que ces quelques idées vous aideront dans la dernière ligne droite du magasinage de Noël! </span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/3-Gifts-selection.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Emballage de cadeau" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:50:10 +0000 Lucille 640 at https://blog.stingray.com Holiday Movie Themes | TOP 5 FUN FACTS https://blog.stingray.com/holiday-movie-themes-top-5-fun-facts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Holiday Movie Themes | TOP 5 FUN FACTS</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/11/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Like last year and the year before, you’re running everywhere to find the PERFECT gifts, the PERFECT outfit for New Year’s Eve, the PERFECT Christmas shortbread recipe… and this quest of perfection is just stressing you out! </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In the spirit of the season, we asked our colleagues what are their favorite holiday movie themes or songs. Here are fun facts about our TOP 5. Let the jingles bell!</span></span></span></p> <p><em>Listen to your favorite Christmas soundtracks on Stingray Music:</em></p> <p><a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1307?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0958082e-f125-4104-be5f-31a43cfd3f87" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Home%20Alone.jpg" width="261" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Home Alone</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">You might not know him, but John Williams is one of the most famous music composers of all times. He is behind the iconic soundtracks to the <em>Star Wars</em> series, the first 3 <em>Harry Potter </em>movies, <em>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</em>, <em>Jaws</em>, <em>Superman,</em> the <em>Indiana Jones</em> series, the first two <em>Jurassic Park</em> films, and so many more including the theme to the first two <em>Home Alone </em>movies entitled "Somewhere in my Memory".</span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Not only has John Williams been critically acclaimed for his many masterpieces, but it is safe to say that his music is closely connected to many of our memories.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>A Charlie Brown Christmas</em> by Vince Guaraldi</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>This classic animated film was released in 1965. By that time, the Peanuts comic strip was already beloved by millions. The creator of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charles Schulz, partnered with director Bill Melendez and they got sponsored by Coca-Cola. The movie was done on the cheap and changed over time. For example, Coca-Cola’s logo was removed from several shots, and the movie has been cut to allow more time for commercials.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas was composed by American jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi. In 1964, Guaraldi also composed the music for a documentary on the Peanuts comic strip and its creator.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="A Charlie Brown Christmas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d980325-2b85-4a9e-8ed0-2652868bd980" height="234" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Charlie%20Brown.PNG" width="416" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cf70830f-b002-41ad-82d7-6a3f968bfe75" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Roland%20L%C3%B6sslein.jpg" width="261" /><figcaption>© Roland Lösslein</figcaption></figure></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Harry Potter</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">As</span><span class="color-white"> previously mentioned, John Williams composed the theme for the first 3 Harry Potter movies. The instrumental track, Hedwig's Theme, became the theme for every following Harry Potter film. </span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">The composers of the other 5 Harry Potter movies (Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat) reinterpreted the original Hedwig's Theme.</span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>Love Actually</em>’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Olivia Olson</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>In the movie Love Actually, young actress Olivia Olson performs an incredible rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You". We all know Mariah Carey’s original version, but Olivia Olson brought it to another level! Even if her live performance in the movie only lasts </span></span></span>a few minutes, it is etched in our memories. In 2009, the actress and singer admitted in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the team behind the movie asked her to sing it worse than she actually could to make it sounds more like a 10-year old girl.</p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p>                 <img alt="love actually" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0f969ed7-ec4d-4f3a-8ad5-29b32cfc6843" height="336" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/love%20actually_0.jpg" width="227" /></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="mean girls" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="429ddb8a-9491-4f77-9d99-f407113f551a" height="359" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mean%20girls_0.jpg" width="292" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong>"Jingle Bell Rock” by the cast of <em>Mean Girls</em></strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">Mean Girls is a pop culture classic. Even if it is not really a holiday film, one scene makes it a seasonal classic. In this scene, the Plastics, the most popular girls in school, perform their own – quite girly - rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock” at a talent show. Their version, choreography, costumes, and glitches, totally revamped this vintage ‘50s Christmas song. </span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Take a break, pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, wrap your feet in a warm blanket, and binge watch holiday movies!</span></span></span></strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/2-Top-10-Christmas-movies.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Couple watching holiday movies" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/Channel%20Thumbnail.PNG" width="269" height="268" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1307?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-cross-promo-body field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Listen to the</p> <p><a><strong>Favorite Christmas Soundtrack Channel</strong></a></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:23:57 +0000 Lucille 638 at https://blog.stingray.com The Best Holiday Music for your Business https://blog.stingray.com/best-holiday-music-your-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Best Holiday Music for your Business</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/olivia" lang="" about="/olivia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Olivia</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/28/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><span><span><span>Holiday music – it’s everywhere! </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Whether you are the type to start listening to holiday music on November 1st or to avoid it at all costs, holiday music is here to stay! </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>A recent Huffington post <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/christmas-music-campaign-ads_us_565dfe72e4b079b2818c112f" target="_blank">study</a></span></span> found that only 4% of respondents want to hear Christmas music more than a month before the holidays. Nevertheless, many retail stores start way before this date. How can you avoid holiday music fatigue in your store or restaurant? Our team of music experts have tips for you.  </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>#1 Don’t start too early, and if you do, don’t go full force</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>If you run the type of establishment where holiday decorations come out on the first day of November, it might feel odd to not be playing any holiday music at all. We suggest a blended approach: start with a smaller percentage of holiday music that is mixed with your regular programming, and increase the frequency of holiday music as you get closer to Christmas. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>#2 Holiday music is not one size fits all</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Although everyone is partial to the holiday classics, not all holiday music is created equal. What works for a restaurant might not be suitable for a retail store, so to find something that works for you we suggest that you carefully choose holiday music that suits your brand image and clientele. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>#3 Switch it up </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Not only can an overload of holiday music drive your clients away, but the same old yuletide tracks can get tiring. Try a mix of instrumental holiday tunes (think jazzy piano versions) to set a festive mood without seeming too repetitive to clients and employees. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>#4 Give it a break!  </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Although you want to set a festive mood for your clients, non-stop holiday music can irritate employees. To avoid this, try playing holiday music only at specific times, such as peak hours, to give your staff a break during quieter times. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Happy holidays to all our readers! We hope that these tips gave you some insight into what type of music to pay during the Christmas season. Do you need additional inspiration? Check out our holiday music <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA/music-samples/christmas-favourites" target="_blank">samples</a></span></span>, or contact us to learn more at <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="mailto:businesssales@stingray.com">businesssales@stingray.com</a></span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span><span><span><strong>Sources </strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span><span><span><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/christmas-music-campaign-ads_us_565dfe72e4b079b2818c112f">https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/christmas-music-campaign-ads_us_565dfe72e4b079b2818c112f</a></span></span> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Whether you love everything Christmas or you’re a musical Scrooge, knowing your musical history will help you re-appreciate the popular music that has stood the test of time – even “The Little Drummer Boy”.</span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3>___</h3> <h3><strong>What’s a carol?</strong></h3> <p><span><span>Carols actually existed before the 3 wise men brought frankincense and myrrh to visit the baby Jesus in a manger in the little town of Bethlehem (although it’s not known whether the little drummer boy was actually there at the time). A carol is a song of joy and praise that goes back to pagan times. During winter solstice celebrations, for example, partying pagans sang carols and danced around stone circles to celebrate the shortest day of the year. Over time, as Christianity grew in Europe, these songs for the annual solstice became adapted for the Christmas holiday that replaced it. </span></span></p> <h3>___</h3> <h3><span><span><strong>The original pop music</strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span>Carols are popular music, beloved by the people, whereas hymns are songs of praise for church services. Carols are meant for singing outside of a church context, for fun and good times with family and friends, even by little choirs going door to door. The lyrics evolve over time, taking creative liberties with biblical stories, so that modern carols have characters like snowmen and reindeers (and a little drummer boy) – putting the pop in popular music.</span></span></p> <h3>___</h3> <h3><span><span><strong>Biggest selling Christmas song</strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>The top selling Christmas song of all time is “White Christmas”, particularly the original 1942 recording by Bing Crosby. With its “sleighbells in the snow” and glistening treetops, it is a secular carol celebrating nature in winter. Its touch of melancholy may have been what made it a hit, as servicemen overseas, missing their families during World War II made it the most requested song at the time.</span></span></span></p> <h3>___</h3> <h3><span><span><strong>Charlie Brown is a jazz fan</strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span>One of the most popular Christmas specials, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” wins new hearts from generation to generation. A big part of its success is the original soundtrack composed by renowned jazzer Vince Guaraldi in 1965 and in annual rotation ever since. Watch it again and listen to the catchy tunes throughout. They say it was this soundtrack that introduced jazz to many future musicians.</span></span></p> <h3>___</h3> <h3><span><span><strong>“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” was for trick or treating</strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span>The greeting “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” was popular in 19th century England. Put to a melody, it was sung by carolers who went door to door on Christmas Eve. The tradition was for the wealthy in the community to give treats to the carolers in exchange for a bit of entertainment.</span></span></p> <h3>___</h3> <h3><span><span><strong>Mariah Carey broke the mold with “All I want For Christmas is You” </strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>The thing about artists recording Christmas albums is that you’re not supposed to do so until your career is fading. It’s sort of a last chance to cash in with your fans. Otherwise, it’s just not cool. While at the peak of her career Mariah Carey bucked the trend and recorded her hit album “Merry Christmas” in 1994. It took her and her co-writer only 15 minutes to write “All I Want for Christmas is You”, which has become a holiday classic.</span></span></span></p> <h3>___</h3> <h3><span><span><strong>Love Actually’s "Christmas Is All Around" was recorded in the Abbey Road Studios.</strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Beloved Christmas movie “Love Actually” was shot the year after 9-11. The director and cast felt it was a good time to bring the joy of Christmas back in a big way, which may account for the film’s feel-good success. It was time to talk about love. The song “Christmas is all Around” was recorded in the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road studios.</span></span></span></p> <h3>___</h3> <h3><span><span><strong>Elvis Presley released his Christmas Album just before he left for his service in the US Army.</strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Like Mariah Carey, Elvis’ success was so huge that recording a Christmas album was no risk to his reputation. In fact, he timed it well for his career, releasing it just before his musical hiatus, when he did his army service. His song “Blue Christmas” was so catchy that he even performed it at other times of the year.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Watch <a href="https://qello.com/concert/Classic-Album-Elvis-Presley-2476?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">this amazing documentary</a> and learn more about Elvis Presley on Stingray Qello!</span></span></span></p> <h3>___</h3> <h3><span><span><strong>The Nutcracker, a Christmas Ballet</strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span>Do you know why the Nutcracker is a Christmas’ ballet? The story is about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and battles against the evil Mouse King. Annual December productions of it make it the only ballet than many of us have ever seen.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Don’t miss The Nutcracker on Stingray Classica! It will be broadcasted on December 22nd and 25th, along with other magical productions: Hansel and Gretel, Les Enfants de Scaramouche, Cinderella &amp; Christmas concerts.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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There is a tried and true secret to keeping your guests happy and your sanity in check: <a href="http://www.thekaraokechannel.com/" target="_blank">karaoke</a>!</p> <p>From your shyest cousin to your diva-est friend, no one will resist the sweet siren song of the karaoke mic! Trust us; there won’t be any time for family feuds over politics, your dating status or the overcooked turkey while everyone is happily singing their hearts out!</p> <p>Nothing beats karaoke to work up an appetite for another piece of fruitcake, ring in the New Year, or keep the kids merry while they wait for Santa.</p> <p>Beware, if you follow these easy tips, everyone will ask for an invite next year!</p> <h3><strong>9 Tips for a Merry Karaoke Party</strong></h3> <ol><li>Warn or invite the neighbors (Christmas might only last a few days, but you’ll be dealing with your neighbors all year!)</li> <li>Tune in to Stingray Karaoke*</li> <li>Don’t have a microphone? Singing into a remote, hairbrush or candy cane works just as well</li> <li>Raid your closet for costumes, props, and accessories</li> <li>Set up musical instruments (toy instruments for the kiddos)</li> <li>Prepare bite-size snacks aplenty</li> <li>Break the ice by singing the first song and getting a group together</li> <li>Pour beverages. Lots of ‘em!</li> <li>Keep your camera ready to take tons of photos of the fun (the blackmail material will last you all year!)</li> </ol><p>*<a href="http://www.thekaraokechannel.com" target="_blank">Stingray Karaoke</a><a href="http://www.stingray.com/entertainment/karaoke" target="_blank"> </a>has thousands of tracks to choose from including Christmas songs to keep the fun going till New Year’s and beyond.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most important stories in music. 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