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BACKGROUND BEATS

VIBE OUT WITH THE BEST FANDOM MUSIC

We know it’s a nice comfort to have something playing in the background while you’re working. That’s why FAN EXPO is bringing you the ultimate vibe. Check back each month for a personalized fandom playlist to throw on in the background.

DREAMER'S DELIGHT

DECEMBER 2023

December means it’s time for the Wonka movie to release, and we’re setting the mood by taking you on an imaginative trip through the world of music with this month’s Background Beats.

HUNGER GAMES SONGS

NOVEMBER 2023

Anyone feeling a bit peckish? Oh, wrong Hunger Games. Work on your mockingjay call and listen to some sick soundtrack beats as you get ready to watch the Hunger Games prequel.

MARVEL-OUS MUSIC

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OCTOBER 2023

‘Tis the season for heroes and villains to rise. By that, we mean it’s almost Halloween. Even if you’re staying in your civilian disguise, get ready to soar with our Best of Marvel Soundtracks playlist.

ONE HIT WONDERS

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SEPTEMBER 2023

It’s hard to make just one catchy tune, can you even imagine making more of them? Music is home to a lot of one-hit wonders. Click play to listen to some of our faves.

BOOK TO BIG SCREEN

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AUGUST 2023

There’s a lot of amazing page turners that have made it to the big screen. Check out our playlist for some of the tracks that pair with your fave soul-crushing, laugh out loud, and heartwarming book moments.

HARRY POTTER SONGS

Harry, Ron, and Hermione pose with wands out and serious faces

JULY 2023

Happee Birtdae, Harry! It’s the chosen one’s birthday and, though he may have sat on it at some point, Hagrid’s here with a cake for young Harry. It’s time to play some magical Background Beats and get this Potter Party started.

THE BEST OF BROADWAY

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JUNE 2023

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but your vocals can shine even brighter when you take the stage and sing along to this playlist.

DISNEY IN THE 80'S

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MAY 2023

Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they play sick beats in the sun. To celebrate the release of The Little Mermaid movie, let’s run back some Disney classics.

GAMING SOUNDTRACKS

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APRIL 2023

Just because you’re doing something other than playing video games, doesn’t mean you can’t listen to gaming instrumentals!

SCARY SONGS

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MARCH 2023

Don’t be frightened. We’re just dedicating a playlist to scary songs in honor of Scream 6.

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ALBUMS

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FEBRUARY 2023

Take a stroll down memory lane with this month's playlist, honoring the Album of The Year Grammy winners dating back to the 90s.

NEW YEAR, FRESH BEGINNINGS

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JANUARY 2023

Start your New Year off on the right foot with this month's playlist, which is full of music that will uplift, inspire, and renew you.

2022 BEATS

NATURE-INSPIRED MUSIC

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DECEMBER 2022

Prepare for Avatar: The Way of Water with this month's playlist, dedicated to music that ties nature and water imagery together to guide us through moments of love, loss, joy, and more.

PARODIES & COVERS

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NOVEMBER 2022

Everyone loves a great parody artist. With the release of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story this month, we’re highlighting our fave parody & cover songs.

BEST OF SUPERNATURAL

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OCTOBER 2022

Relive all the epic moments from Supernatural. This month, Background Beats is dedicated to Dean's favorite tunes and Supernatural's most memorable episodes.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN MUSIC

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SEPTEMBER 2022

Grab your air guitar and get to rockin'. We’ve created a playlist full of songs inspired by Tolkien and his works.

MEDIEVAL TIMES

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AUGUST 2022

Head to the Middle Ages with songs that probably would have scared people back then.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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JULY 2022

Cartoon Network used to run a Christmas movie marathon in July. We miss it. In that spirit, we’re bringing you a chilly playlist to celebrate... July?

THE JURASSIC SUMMERS

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JUNE 2022

Welcome to the June edition of Background Beats! Travel back in time and experience the summers of 1993, '97, '01, '15, and '18 again in this playlist, inspired by the release of Jurassic World Dominion.

STRANGE MUSIC

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MAY 2022

Welcome to the second edition of Background Beats! May is all about STRANGE music in honor of the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Stranger Things: Season 4. Check out our curated playlist of Synthwave vibes and classic 80s hits!

NEW BEGINNINGS

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MARCH 2022

You’re witnessing history here with the first ever edition of Background Beats. Check out our curated fandom playlist and throw it on in the background as you live your life.