CD Junkies: Collector Louis Garcia

January 18, 2021 by

Do you like good music? That sweet soul music Just as long as it’s swingin’ Oh yeah, oh yeah For this installment of 360°Sound’s CD Junkies series, we caught up with soul and R&B aficionado Louis Garcia. The California native, who now resides in North Carolina, runs the Instagram account @record_collector_nc, where he regularly posts […]

Author Talk – Sven Carlsson on ‘The Spotify Play’

January 17, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Swedish tech journalist Sven Carlsson about his new book The Spotify Play: How CEO and Founder Daniel Ek Beat Apple, Google, and Amazon in the Race for Audio Dominance (out January 26 on Diversion Books). Carlsson and co-author Jonas Leijonhufvud conducted more than 70 interviews for the 304-page book, which chronicles Spotify’s […]

CD Junkies: Collector Melina Richart

January 16, 2021 by

It’s not easy bein’ green. I imagine it’s also not easy to put Kermit the Frog in various poses as he holds CDs. But Melina Richart accomplishes just that on a regular basis. Her Kermit and CD-themed Instagram account @i.love.cd has amassed over 1,000 followers since its launch at the start of the pandemic in […]

CD Junkies: Collector Jim Farley

January 11, 2021 by

Here at 360°Sound, we’re big fans of the compact disc. We share The Audiophile Man’s view in that we believe CDs aren’t going away any time soon. CDs may be becoming a niche market, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Because CDs, SACDs, and CD players are now more focused on a specialized market, […]

Threefer: Deep-Cut Cowbell Songs

January 9, 2021 by

I’ve got a fever… but there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of cowbell song lists already on the Internet. So fuck it — here’s another one. At least it’s short. These are three random tunes I heard on a recent long-distance car ride with my family. Not sure how they slept through these jams, […]

Threefer: Kid Cudi

January 7, 2021 by

by Kelly Kling (Kelly is an Austin-based writer with excellent taste in music. Just ask her.) New year, new Cudi. On December 11th, 2020, multifaceted Cleveland-native rapper Scott Mescudi, better known as Kid Cudi, released the long-awaited Man on the Moon III: The Chosen. Kid Cudi released the first two albums in the beloved trilogy, […]

Threefer: Gerry and the Pacemakers

January 5, 2021 by

Gerry Marsden, frontman of the British rock band Gerry and the Pacemakers, passed on January 3, 2021 at the age of 78. Gerry and the Pacemakers have many parallels with The Beatles. Both groups were from Liverpool and got their start at the fabled Cavern Club. Both were managed by Brian Epstein, signed to EMI, […]

Threefer: New Year’s Tunes

January 3, 2021 by

Happy New Year! Several years back, I made a playlist of about 30 New Year’s songs. Nearly one-fifth of those songs are no longer on streaming. [A big advantage of owning physical media is that the songs are there to stay, but that’s a subject for another article]. In this Threefer, I recommend three of […]

Threefer: Jerry Reed

January 1, 2021 by

Not long ago we were driving through gator country on our way to no place in particular, when the the old radio cued up “Amos Moses,” a tune I recall from my youth. It reminded me of how Jerry Reed stood out to me in the 70s, an era of country stars who could really […]

An Ode to My Spotify Top 5

December 30, 2020 by

by Kelly Kling (Based in Austin, Kelly is a writer by trade and a hip-hop dancer by preference.) Every December, Spotify users get to reflect on the past year with their personal Spotify “Wrapped” stories. Spotify compiles interesting (and sometimes embarrassing) information for each user, including favorite artists, most-jammed songs and genre trends for the […]