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Five of The Best Christmas Songs You’ve Never Heard

24 Dec 2013

As screeched by Noddy Holder – IT’S CHRISTMAS! And what better way to indulge in all the Christmas spirit than grabbing a mince pie, getting your Christmas jumper on and getting festively ear-drunk on some seasonal songs…Don’t worry, you won’t find any more Noddy Holder, any Wombles or gorgeous George’s hair around here. So without further ado, Muzo would like to present to you five of the best Christmas songs you’ve never heard! Click the videos below to enjoy…

John Williams – Somewhere in My Memory:

With all due respect to one of the best and most influential films from my childhood, this carol is too good to forever go through life simply as the “Theme from Home Alone”.

Bowling for Soup – I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus:

Punk Rock at Christmas…not a chance! But Bowling for Soup deliver drums, guitar riffs and loud vocals as they redeliver this classic, which is guaranteed to have grandma well and truly ‘Rockin’ around the Christmas tree’.

Louis Armstrong – Christmas in Harlem:

Louis, his trumpet, his voice, which is as cosy as a Christmas fire, and lyrics such as ‘cats sleepin’, warm as toast’ this a Christmas rolled into one. Perfect!

Lady Gaga – Christmas Tree:

Pulsing, futuristic electro beats, a great chorus hook, and more sexual innuendos than, like, “Poker Face”, which is saying something! It’s hard to believe how this faded away so quickly in 2008.

Pentatonix – Little Drummer Boy:

Smooth vocals, great harmony’s, and let’s face it an array of noises that a person shouldn’t be able to create with their mouth. But you can’t help but get in the Christmas spirit when listening to Pentatonix super-cool cover of this Christmas classic.

There you have it, 5 of the best Christmas songs you’ve never heard! We hope you’ve enjoyed them and discovered some new seasonal favourites. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Your staff and their music: be aware!

18 Dec 2013

When the recent story about McDonald’s playing derogatory music content in one of their restaurants on a school morning hit the news*, customers were furious, upset and confused as to why this happened in a so-called ‘family-friendly’ environment.

Of course, it wasn’t McDonald’s or their supplier’s music that played out in the restaurant; it belonged to one of their staff who had their own player plugged into the PA system after a night shift and forgot to remove it before the morning service.

We often hear stories of this happening, and it’s something that business owners, managers, etc. need to become more aware of to prevent embarrassment or reputation-damaging press that can be the result of, as McDonald’s learnt, just one wrong song. Not only that, but by allowing staff to plug in their own media system or play their own music there is a risk of expensive equipment breaking and – depending on the content – it could mean that your business is breaching the conditions of your music license, which could lead to serious legal proceedings.

We advise all our customers to never let their staff plug in their own devices for these reasons and encourage business owners to avoid letting their staff control what music plays in their business. When it comes to music in your business – let the professionals handle it for you.

If you have any questions about the music playing in your business or you’d like to know more about Muzo, please don’t hesitate to contact our super-helpful team on

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Creating Privacy With Music

04 Dec 2013

Not only does music enhance the atmosphere in your business, it makes customers feel more comfortable, relaxed or upbeat, music also has the power to create a sense of privacy within your business – which is much more important than you think.

This is especially important for businesses such as banks, solicitors or doctors. If you run or work in a business like this, music probably won’t be the first thing that springs to mind when you’re thinking about how to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for your customers, but when you think about why your customers are actually visiting, it makes complete sense. Nobody wants the next person in line overhearing when they’re talking about confidential information; financial, sensitive and medical information, as well as being private, can be very personal too so it’s important that your customers are able to feel confident when talking about it with staff, without being heard by anyone else.
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