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Music for Hotels – A Perfect Playlist

23 Jan 2014

75% of hotel guests like to hear music in the lobbies, bars, restaurants and public spaces*

There is no single perfect playlist for a hotel and compiling a specific playlist takes time, money and understanding. When creating a playlist you have to understand the hotel brand, its location, guests demographic, etc. in order to create an atmosphere where guests feel relaxed and can’t help but enjoy themselves.

Due to the nature of a hotel a single playlist throughout the hotel doesn’t work. Music that keeps guests in the bar at night usually has higher beats per minute, and will annoy breakfast dinners who may have just woken up. This is a mistake that hotels make more often than you might think. It usually occurs when the hotels owners/managers do not fully understand the importance music has to the hotel and/or allow their staff to manage the music, which results in the staff playing music they like rather than music that fits the hotel and is suitable.
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Incredible Postmodern Themed Pop Music Mashup

15 Jan 2014

Brilliant postmodern themed pop music mashup – pays an unforgettable tribute to the most popular songs of 2013, including Miley Cyrus and Ylvis as though they were released in the ’40s.

We stumbled across Postmodern Jukebox, a YouTube sensation created by Scott Bradlee who create old-school twists on modern pop music, just the other day and we are so glad we did.

This latest mashup, turns back time to the 1940’s, mixing up modern 2013 pop music with healthy doses of doo-wop-doo-wops.

Old-school broadcasting microphones, clothing and a jazzy band take centre stage as the mashup cycles right from “Ragtime Blurred Lines” to “Motown Roar”, while including “Jazz The Fox” along the way.

Incredibly, the entire video, which includes a big cast and big sound, was done in one take. Looking back at some of their previous videos, Postmodern Jukebox never fails to wow people with their clever and creative re-imagined covers, but we think this mashup is an absolute gem.

Let us know what you thought of this ‘Postmodern Themed Pop Music Mashup’ over on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and feel free to share any videos and tracks that you’re enjoying at the moment!

Brit Awards 2014: Nominations Revealed

10 Jan 2014

Disclosure and Bastille scoop four nominations each, while Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie are also both up for two.

Yes it’s that time of year again…The Brit Awards are coming up and London group Bastille and electro brothers Disclosure lead the way with four nominations each after Thursdays (9th January) launch event. While electronic music quartet Rudimental and Ellie Goulding each have three. Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys and music legend David Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, both have two nominations.

World-conquering boy band One Direction also has two nominations, for British single and British group. While the international categories, include the likes of Drake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake.

The Brit Awards 2014, Britain’s equivalent of the Grammys, will be handed out in a concert-style ceremony at London’s magnificent O2 Arena on February 19th. See the full list of Brit Nominations:
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Improve Staff Motivation with Music

08 Jan 2014

It’s that time of year again…January, which can make even the most fun-loving of us feel a bit lustreless. Christmas is over, we’ve probably all indulged a little too much, the weather is harsh and there’s not much to be excited about. For your employees, there’s just no room for the January blues, especially in retail or hospitality where your staff are the most important aspect of your brand. It is your staff that has the power to ensure your customers have a fantastic experience and are left with a lasting impression. Keeping your staff motivated is therefore fundamental to your business; if your staff look and feel happy to be there, customers will feel happy being there.
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13 Top Tracks from 2013

03 Jan 2014

As we ease ourselves into a new year – which is shaping up to be a big one – we’ve taken a look at a few of the musical highlights from 2013. Thanks again to South Korean popstar Psy and the Norwegian duo Ylvis, there were plenty of catchy, infectious songs; but viral hits aside the following 13 songs are tracks that had us head-banging, contemplating, tearing up and twerking. Behold: 13 Top Tracks from 2013…
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