Music lovers have been compiling playlists since the early days of popular music. Initially, sharing popular music began with the help of tapes and CD, which were how favourite songs circulated among fans. Later, technology made another leap. Digitalisation made it possible to easily exchange a piece of music over the internet. A physical sound carrier became a file of zeros and ones. Streaming platforms was a revolution of this field and it also had a significant impact on the format of record albums as they began losing their popularity. Now, only individuality is key. Streaming providers such as Spotify or Netflix made playlists the new way of listening music. It is not for nothing that they divide the music libraries into countless playlists, because that makes it easy to store and share your music. Besides, this also means that you can discover new music or new genres of music more easily. Popular TV series is partly responsible for this phenomenon too.
The best example of was the Netflix hit Stranger Things. The series revived the 1980s hype. The whole idea of the series was not only in the story and the equipment, but also in the music. The playlist with the tracks from Stranger Things developed into a sensation on various streaming platforms. The success was so great that record companies had no choice but to release a physical soundtrack. The producers initially did not approve of this idea, but later they have changed their mind. The music of the 1980s experienced a new upswing. Something similar happened with the British series Peaky Blinders.
Even More Attention with a Trick
The TV series called The Show also skillfully uses the best songs from the rock music scene. The collection of the best songs by Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Joy Division, and many other great musicians also became a massive hit after the show. It all went so great that people were wondering why the Australian singer Nick Cave sings the theme song Red Right Hand in the British TV series. The producers had this discussion and used a trick. They just had the British singer PJ Harvey re-record the song of Nick Cave for the next season of the TV series.
In particular, music often plays another important role and puts the characters in the right light. That was the case in the legendary British crime series called Morse. The quirky main character did not match the typical character traits at all. The detective chief inspector drove a vintage car, enjoyed British beer and Scottish whiskey every day, and he also listened to overly loud classical music. In the 1980s, such a lifestyle was not hip. The soundtracks of the series portrayed it well and the pieces of music are still trendy today. The soundtrack gathers the best of classical music. Meanwhile, a prequel to Morse has been running in the UK under the name Endeavor. The young inspector Morse investigates and, like his 20 years older self, cultivates his love for classical music in swinging London in the 60s.