Lara Petersburg's Posts

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Jams

When I was first asked to write this post, the idea was to make a playlist of my favorite Christmas music. I soon realized, however, it would just be Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” 12 times in a row because that’s the only good Christmas song. So that suggestion was quickly tossed out.

Instead, I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite holiday treats, and then reprise a post I did last year entitled “Distilled’s Year In Music,” around Spotify’s End of Year tool that summarizes your favorite music of the year, which has been updated and improved for 2014! Huzzah!

My Faves:

In the 3 months since I’ve moved to London from Seattle, I’ve realized that almost no one here knows about Saturday Night Live.

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Distilled’s Year In Music

You’ve probably noticed that December is the month for Best of the Year lists, which, for me, truly makes it The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. These lists provide the easiest way to revisit the music you’ve discovered over the past year, as well as catch up on what you’ve missed.

Since 2010, Facebook users have been able to quickly generate year-end summaries of their statuses and photos, and this year, Spotify followed suit with a fascinating, interactive summary of what the most popular music of 2013 was; from the worldwide down to individual user level. Check it out and get your own summary here: Spotify Year In Review 2013

Our Head of Outreach Rob Toledo spotted this awesome tool first, and I immediately pounced on the opportunity to dig into what everyone is listening to at Distilled.

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How to Put Together a Killer Playlist for Conferences and/or Life

Today’s post comes from Distilled’s own karaoke starlet and chainsaw wielding expert, Lara Petersburg. Lara is responsible for keeping Distilled’s Seattle crew in order and the office looking pimped; she’s also beginning this month’s SearchLove takeover series here on the blog. So, let’s get in the mood for the London event with the help of this sweet playlist and kick out the jams ahead of the conference which is in just three weeks’ time

Playing music for people is my favorite thing in the world.

Growing up, I sang in choirs, played the clarinet for 8 years, and created countless mixes for friends and family.

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