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Bowers & Wilkins Presents: Music On The Move

We’ve teamed up with the mad HIFI scientists at Bowers & Wilkins to bring you “MUSIC ON THE MOVE”. The partnership makes a lot of sense: B&W has been on a quest to develop the perfect speaker for the last 40 years and Man on the Move is equally obsessed with bringing you the best-looking sheet metal our urban streets have to offer each and every day. The concept is simple: each week we’re asking you to tell us what kind of music you like to listen to in a particular driving situation, and why. All you have to do is send us a playlist: five songs, their artists and a brief description of why these are the tunes that drive you. It’s not required, but if you want to send us photos or even videos to further clarify why your playlist is better than everyone else’s, knock yourself out. Every week we’ll pick our favorite playlist, and the winner will get a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini, a streamlined, compact sound dock package that’s perfect for desktops and bedside tables.
This Week’s Playlist Challenge: Wildcard – Pick your own situation (getting audited, getting married, getting tipsy, etc) and submit an appropriate playlist (submit by Dec 17)

News & Updates

Music on the Move Challenge #5 – And the winner is…

They say all good things must come to an end. So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce the 5th and final play mix engineer to win a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini in our Music on the Move promotion.

Congrats Ryan Mack, you’re playlist was a cut above the rest.

“Ok, so I’m going to pull a random selection of 90’s rock for two reasons – 1) It was an incredibly important change of pace from the synthesizers, big hair, and stupid lyrics that dominated the 80’s and 2) it reminds me of my high school years which included baseball practices and weekend blowies in the back of my car.  So here it goes, in no particular rank or order….”


Music on the Move Playlist Challenge #4 – And the winner is…

As the Music on the Move promotion rolls on into its fifth and final week, we have another lucky winner to announce. This week’s master playlist technician, who will soon take possession of a brand new Zeppelin Mini docking station, has exhibited a keen ability to pump himself up with just the right smattering of rock ballads. More specifically, this headbanging car-guy enjoys listening to “face melting muscle flexing, 45 lb plate slamming, brow furrowing metal” while behind the wheel.

Take a bow Aaron…you are this week’s winner. In addition to that rad Bowers & Wilkins sound system, you also get to have your entry publicly displayed for the Man on the Move community to see. Hey, they don’t call it social media for nothing my friend. See his winning entry below and after the jump.

The 5th and final playlist challenge begins today. Make you submission by Dec 17 for a chance to grab the last B&W Zeppelin Mini

Playlist Challenge #4: Eye of the Tiger – Music you get amped up to on the way to…the gym, a basketball game, boxing training session, etc

“I was very excited to read this latest iteration of your weekly contest. Why? Because I listen to music that gets me pumped up before I go to the gym? No, for I do not go to the gym. However, I do love metal, hardcore and punk rock. And I do love getting pumped up for nothing and my hots on for nowhere. *catch the sneaky zeppelin ref?*

That being said, I would love to share with you my top five inner strength inducing masterpieces of the day. I commuted with these on my way to work on the subway, which, by the way; in hindsight, may not be the most ideal situation to listen to face melting muscle flexing, 45 lb plate slamming*, brow furrowing metal. Regardless, and without further adieu, I present to you my pretend bully fighting top 5 of the day:

*I am unable to lift 45lb plates

**no disrespect to the kia owners out there.  Well, maybe a little disrespect.

(Videos above and below courtesy of the Institute for Macho Guy Stuff)


Music on the Move Playlist Challenge #3 – And the winner is…

(Yes, that is a Pope-mobile soap box car)

To follow up our “Sunday Cruising” playlist from last week,  we proposed something a little more buttoned up this week.  We dubbed this weeks playlist challenge, “Religion and Politics.”  What 5 songs would you play in the car with your boss, in-laws or any other sensitive individuals?  Remember that one time you had to drive your teacher home, and you had Cypress Hill’s Hits from the Bong on repeat…yea, that was awkward.

We’d like to give it up for James Lartin.  After winning a damn runner up t-shirt last week, James bounced right back and showed us a solid playlist.  Now James, you can use your t-shirt to dust off your badass Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Mini.  Listen to your tunes and rejoice in the pleasantries of a victory.

We enjoyed your selection…Thanks for participating.


Music on the Move Playlist Challenge #2 – And the winner is…

Last week we brought you a fantastic in-car playlist to flip the switch on when you’re in the best of moods. It was full of energy and passion and good vibes for all. If you recall, the second Music on the Move playlist challenge asked for your top 5 songs for a sunday cruise. Appropriately, we called the challenge “Straight Cruisin”. We had a number of really good entries and, like last week, it was an incredibly tough decision. So tough in fact that we are moving to a winner and runner up scenario.

Take a bow Christopher Michaels, your whimsical playlist (pictured below) had us daydreaming about places far beyond the cubicle. Your reward…a brand new Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini docking station. Well done sir!

Honorable mention to James Lartin. You get an official Man on the Move t-shirt for your worthy entry. I know it’s not as cool as the stereo, but we still have 3 more to give away so please do enter our next challenge. It will be announced tomorrow.


Music on the Move Playlist Challenge #1 – And the winner is…

It has been one whole week since we introduced our first playlist challenge for Music on the Move. You know, the super cool Man on the Move promotion where you can win a fabulous Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini simply for telling us about memorable musical experiences you have had behind the wheel. If you recall, this week’s challenge was to submit your all time top 5 playlist for when you’re in the best of moods. From the Netherlands to South Carolina, we got a bunch of fantastic entries and more than a few colorful stories that had us laughing out loud. It was a really tough call, and we thank everyone for their entries, but there was one playlist that stood out above the rest. And we are proud to say that entry came from a fellow New Yorker. So, take a bow John Kovalsky…you’re the winner! Your playlist was thoughtful, genuine and packed full of amazing musical tales about some great cars you have owned and the many amazing life experiences you have while driving them.

Follow in John’s awesome foot steps and enter to win the next Music on the Move playlist challenge…Straight Cruisin…Top 5 songs (artist/song/description) for a leisurely Sunday stroll down the boulevard, up the coast or through those windy mountain passes. Wherever you go driving to clear your mind and relax.

Check out John’s full playlist after the jump… (more…)

Welcome to Music on the Move

Quick…what song was playing on the radio when you took your first new car for a spin. Or maybe when you went for that first drive after getting your license. Yes, music and automobiles go together like peas and carrots. They embody the artistic and emotional spirit that drives us both as lifelong experience seekers and passionate enthusiasts. From high school proms and job interviews to unforgettable road trips and Sunday cruises down a twisty back country road, music and cars have been present during all of these pivotal moments. That is why we are teaming up with the world renowned sound magicians at Bowers & Wilkins to bring you Music on the Move, a social experiment that explores different in-car playlists to suit every possible human emotion. So, get in on the fun, submit a playlist and enter for a chance to win a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini sound dock. It’s about the size of a football but pumps out enough bass and sound clarity to fill a football stadium. Just imagine how good it will sound in your apartment.

This week’s playlist is all about music you would listen to when you’re in the best of moods – maybe you just got a new job, or you’re about to shove off on a great road trip with your pals, or you just met the girl of your dreams. Whatever moves you.

Lets the submissions begin!!!

Some Inspiration: Secret To My Success

Our buddy David over at sent this playlist to help prime the pump and get your Music on The Move creative juices flowing – check it out!