Selected by Morgans’ management and the online music distributor RCRD LBL, the playlists are meant to match emerging independent bands with each of its 12 hotels. On the playlist for the Delano in Miami, for example, Morgans aimed for sexy and sophisticated, choosing tracks by Matthew Dear and Freelance Whales. For the more energetic Mondrian hotels, including the new one in SoHo in New York, the Ting Tings and Chilly Gonzales made the list. W Hotels also recently introduced an iPhone app that contains playlists curated by its music director, the D.J. Michaelangelo L’Acqua. Listeners can stream the music from the free app, but anyone looking to buy one of the mixes will be directed to iTunes.com. Get the full story at The New York Times