Megan Hilty, Victor Cruz and More Put Together Streaming Music Playlists

Megan Hilty, Victor Cruz and More Put Together Streaming Music Playlists

A music streaming service has overhauled traditional Christmas playlists in favor of more modern mixes created with the real moods of the festive season in mind; reflecting the different ways we all celebrate Christmas in 2012 and the New Year, 2013.

rara.com - the easy-to-use instant music service - has enlisted the help of global music stars and names from the worlds of fashion, food, sports and entertainment to update its festive / holiday playlists and create hand-crafted compilations inspired by their own festive/holiday experiences.

Whether that's giving their fans music for the first Christmas with a new baby girl in the family (put together by six foot, 200lb NFL star Victor Cruz), songs to walk the wintry streets of New York City with (compiled by Smash star Megan Hilty) and even a high-energy playlist to help shed those pounds after all the excess of the party season (created by celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, the expert responsible for keeping Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, and other A-list stars in shape), these new playlists have it covered.

Other playlists include music for a hip-hop inspired Christmas party (thanks to UK rapper Tinchy Stryder), songs to keep you sane during the limbo-like break between Christmas and the New Year (courtesy of comedian Russell Kane), and even tunes to reflect on the year that was 2012 (from Canadian gossip guru, CTV's Lainey Lui).

The move comes as rara.com gives The Gift of music and launches its seven day free trial so these playlists - and many more already created by some of the biggest rock, pop, and urban artists in the world - are available to all completely free of charge.

Stars share inspiration for their playlists and a few of their selected tracks! (For complete playlist - please log on to www.rara.com - use voucher code HOLIDAY2012 for full access)

"Smash" star Megan Hilty
"Whether I'm on the set of "Smash" or on stage - music plays a huge role in my life. One of my favorite things to do in New York is to go for long walks and explore new neighborhoods. And there's nothing like walking around the city during Christmas-time. I pulled together my favorite songs in a playlist for you, available on rara.com - I call this my NYC Walkin' Mix!"
"When The Lights Go Out" - The Black Keys
"Awake My Soul" - Mumford & Sons
"Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey" - John Mayer

New York Giant Victor Cruz
"It's my daughter Kennedy's first Christmas - to honor this special occasion - I put together a fun playlist on rara.com of some of my favorite songs from now and the past that my family and I are playing to get her ready for the holiday season!"
"Mistletoe" - Justin Bieber
"Feliz Navidid" - Sesame Street
"Last Christmas" - Ashley Tisdale

Celebrity Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson
"It's a new year and if you want to get in shape in 2013 you are going to need the right music to get you pumped and full of energy. I'm always creating playlists for my star clients and have now created one exclusively on rara.com - check it out and see if it gets you in the zone!"
"Scream & Shout" - will.i.am featuring Britney Spears
"My life" - 50 Cent
"Paradise" - Coldplay

Nick Massey, CEO, rara.com said, "We're really excited to be working with all of these big names who are all passionate about music, to deliver an early Christmas present and celebrate the launch of our free trial this December. As a music service that offers songs for every moment and mood, we wanted to create interesting, hand-crafted playlists that fit how people are really feeling at this joyous, hectic, crazy time of the year. As well as these quirky festive-themes playlists we also have others curated by global music stars from all genres for our listeners to enjoy all year round."

Until January 31st anyone can find, play and share unlimited music from millions of tracks available on rara.com, completely free, for seven days. Just log on to rara.com online and use voucher code HOLIDAY2012. After the seven day free trial rara.com is just $0.99 per month for the first three months, then $4.99 per month after that.
rara.com is also available on-the-go via apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, and Windows 8 devices. Online and mobile costs are $1.99 per month for the first three months, and then $9.99 each month.

About rara media group
rara.com is the new global digital music service designed for the mass-market, where you do not need to be a music expert or a technology enthusiast to use the service. Your music subscription ensures the service is clutter-free with no intrusive advertising. rara.com is provided by rara media group limited, a private company headquartered in London. Licensed by all of the major labels; Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music and Warner Music Group the global rights agency Merlin and leading independent digital distributors including The Orchard, INgrooves Fontana, Believe Digital, PIAS and VidZone Digital Media. rara.com is powered by digital music service provider Omnifone.

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