I created Playlist Research in 2007 when I returned to Sacramento from working at radio stations in San Francisco and Palm Springs. The radio/music industry's top news source, All Access, reported the launch of Playlist Research on June 20, 2007. I have been a web developer and content writer for several websites since leaving radio. Working in radio for many years and writing for a music industry publication gave me access to plenty of knowledge on how songs become hits. So I created this resource of music and media research for you. It's designed to be a helpful guide in case you want to be your own DJ.
While the 20th Century music was about albums and singles, the 21st Century has redefined music as an era of digital playlists and downloads. This site captures the evolution of radio and music during the past century. It includes interviews with radio programmers and music industry professionals who helped create hits behind the scenes. It's still a work in progress with new content being added whenever possible.
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