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The Stats:
Name: Linda Kennedy, Mood Media (Los Angeles, CA)
Programs: J Crew, Nike, more…

Q: How do you find music for your programs?
I find music for my programs the same way that I do for my personal use. I pay attention to music –out in the world. I read music blogs, I look at great labels and I check out what people I like are listening to. Every week, I go down a list of labels I love and are putting out amazing music. The labels I check consistently are: Ninja Tune, Strut, Ghostly, Jalapeno and Warp. I also look at Tru Thoughts, Domino, Sub Pop. There are so many amazing labels. I also check new release every week. Piccadilly records in the UK –they have a weekly release page that’s killer. I look at Other Music‘s releases in NYC. Often for beats I’ll see what is charting at Juno. The blogs that I read everyday are: Pitchfork and Pretty Much Amazing, Nowness and Highsnobiety. I usually check weekend playlists coming from KCRW and KEXP. — I follow Giles Peterson, Danny Krivit and Adriane Young they always has amazing artists and I search the radio1 playlists. My clients are all very different and require a diversity of music – some want to be ahead of the curve and others want what is trending. By using this process I find the best music for everyone.



The Stats:
Name: Gerald Hammill (Brooklyn, NY)
ProgramsBrooklyn Industries, The Bedford, Various One-Offs (GQ/Nordstrom Pop-Up Shop, Gizmodo Home of the Future)

Q: How do you find music for your programs?
My full-time job is the editor/webmaster for Other Music — a great New York City record shop, on-line store, and record label. Just right there I’m exposed to so much incredible music, old and new, and I get to hear a lot of unsigned bands as well via self-released albums and demos. I also try to stay up to date with music blogs (Brooklynvegan, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Aquarium Drunkard, Dusted, etc.) magazines from Fader to Wire to Wax Poetics, etc., surfing around Bandcamp and Soundcloud, and I always check out all the music that Shoplifter sends over.