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Tune in to our take on all things radio, music and lifestyle.

To help soundtrack the start of this landmark year, we’ve created the perfect playlist – with every track or artist referencing the word ‘new’ and offering some musical inspiration to help you see in the new decade in the best way possible.

Here’s to you 2019….it’s been, erm, interesting. To celebrate what was a pretty crazy year, we’ve put together a tricky quiz that will test your knowledge of the weirdest, funniest and most incredible stories from the world of music!

See out the end of 2019 in style with our round-up of the month’s very best new music. With a true feast of genres on offer, you’ll have plenty of tunes to sink your teeth into this December. We’ve even gift-wrapped a Spotify playlist of 30 new tracks, so the great music doesn’t have to stop!

At Pure, we’re mad about music, so our favourite thing about the festive season has to be rockin’ around the tree to a sleigh full of yuletide tunes. Lucky for us, there’s loads of brilliant Christmas-themed internet radio stations to choose from – providing the ultimate seasonal soundtrack in the build up to the big day!

We’ve decided to let you behind the scenes at Pure as we lift the lid on the innovative design of our first smart speaker, DiscovR. Dave Newton, Global Concept Manager, details the story behind the design process.

We know the importance of convenience, so when speaking to Alexa isn’t practical, Quick Corners lets you pre-set up to four commands and quickly launch them with a simple tap. Here are five hugely useful ways of personalising your smart speaker experience to make the most of this unique feature.

We may be getting closer to the end of 2019, but the huge new music releases are showing no signs of slowing down. So, check out our top picks for the month, including tunes from Coldplay, Dua Lupa, Kanye and more. To top it off, we’ve even treated you to a massive Spotify playlist, with 30 freshly dropped new tracks. Result!