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Uploaded by wereldomroep on 21.12.2010

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The holidays are just around the corner. Christmas wouldn't be the same without music whether you want Frank Sinatra or something completely different.
There are different ways of listening to music via the internet. I'm going to show you how.
You can connect your laptop or telephone to an amplifier, using a simple cable you can buy for a few euros in an electronics store.
All amplifiers have an aux or line-in. You just plug it in there.
Plug the other end of the cable to the headphone socket on your laptop or cell phone.
You can now hear everything I'm doing on the computer via speakers.
Obviously you can buy and download music via the internet but you can also listen to music streams.
There are various programmes to do that. Spotify is the most well-known. I'll open it.
Once you install the programme on your computer, you can liisten to all types of music for 20 hours a month.
Spotify offers a wide-range of music and that's quite nice.
There are ads between the tracks. If you don't want to listen to them or if you want to listen to more than 20 hours a week, you can become a member.
You can get Spotify Premium for 10 euros a month, which enables you to listen as much as you want, and you can use it on your smart phone.
If you don't want to install a programme, but you want to listen right away, Grooveshark is a good option.
You can listen to all types of music via www.grooveshark.com. Just type in the name of the track.
I have never heard any ads on this site, but the collection is a bit smaller than Spotify's.
But Frank Sinatra's version of Jingle Bells is definitely among them.
If you're in the Christmas mood, there's a radio knob here. Grooveshark will find similar tracks.
You start with one track, and then you can listen to music for hours.
If you really enjoy French Christmas songs, go to deezer.com.
It's like Grooveshark, but it's a French company.
It has a very big catalog of French-language music, including Noël avec Jacques Brel.
Another brilliant music site is 22tracks.nl.
It's a site set up by Amsterdam businessmen which allows you to select 22 new tracks in various musical catagories...
ranging from house to Latin, pop, disco, R&B and hiphop. It also includes African music and contemporary music.
The music is chosen by an expert in each field.
Contemporary classic, for instance, is administered by the artistic director of the Concert Hall of the 21st Century in Amsterdam. And it sounds really different.
The playlists are updated every week. So you always have an up-to-date overview of the various categories of music.
These Amsterdam trendsetters know their music. So you'll discover what's new and hot in the Dutch capital.
22tracks is also available as an iPhone app. Spotify and Grooveshare are available on all mobile platforms.
But you have to get a paid subscription. 22tracks is the only one that's free.
And that's it, I think: We have a delicious Christmas dinner, candles, and music.
Christmas can begin. I wish you happy holidays.