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Muzo Review: BRIT Awards 2014

20 Feb 2014

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner claimed victory for rock ‘n’ roll over ‘sludge’, Beyoncé made a surprise performance – and James Corden does his best dad dancing – Muzo reviews the BRIT Awards.

The biggest night in British music took place at London’s O2 Arena last night and as well as a host of top prizes being handed out, there were some pretty spectacular live performances.

This year’s show had it all; Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner described a triumph for rock ‘n’ roll, emerging from the ‘sludge’ and the swamp – call us cryptic but we think that he was referring to those One Direction boys. Who like Arctic Monkeys scooped two awards (all be it Arctic Monkeys claimed the most prestigious gongs). David Bowie was named Best British Male Solo Artist, and in a too cool for school no show – according to Noel Gallagher – sent model Kate Moss to collect his award. Sensible no show more like, tucked up at home like any respectable 67 year old on a ‘school night’.

And at least he spared us his dad dancing, which was left to James Corden – who duly obliged, of course!
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BRIT Awards 2014: Muzo’s Winners Predictions

18 Feb 2014

Ahead of the year’s biggest British music event, Muzo take a look and tip which artists we think will take home the top prizes

The BRIT Awards 2014 is almost upon us and the best musical talent right now will be competing to take home a winning gong.

It’s been another fantastic year for British music, and with the likes of Bastille, One Direction, John Newman and Disclosure all up for multiple awards, it’s set to be a spectacular pop music battle at London’s O2 Arena.

Before this year’s crop of winners are revealed, on Wednesday 19th February, check out Muzo’s predictions for who will walk away from the BRIT Awards 2014 a winner:

British Male Solo Artist:
• John Newman
• Jake Bugg
Tom Odell
• David Bowie
• James Blake
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Valentine’s Day Playlist

13 Feb 2014

Whether you’re celebrating new love, old love or no love, what would Valentine’s be without the perfect track list to set a romantic atmosphere, pull on those heartstrings or have you grabbing the tissues while cradling that favourite teddy he or she bought you? Here at Muzo we’ve put our heads together to bring you a collection of our favourite love songs from across the music-sphere; from heartfelt hits to cheesy ballads we’ve got them all. We hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we did putting them together…

Happy Valentine’s from everyone at Muzo!

Stand By Me – Ben E. King:

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Fantastic, live-looped, one man cover of TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’

06 Feb 2014

The ridiculously talented Elijah Aaron has gone viral after transforming late-90’s R&B hit ‘No Scrubs’, with the aid of his loop machine. He brings the TLC smash hit to life with this one man cover … enjoy!

We hope you enjoyed the video and if you have any insanely good viral videos to share or you’d like to let us know what your thought of Elijah’s cover head over to our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Romantic Music in Your Business – To Play or Not to Play

05 Feb 2014

We can’t believe it either – February, already!? The first month of the year has already flown by in a heartbeat, and talking of heartbeats, February also means the start of the two week run up to Valentine’s Day for businesses. Love it or hate it, the amount of people booking restaurants, hotels, buying their sweethearts chocolates, flowers and giant teddy bears will be almost unavoidable wherever you go. So should you be playing romantic music in your business to get those hearts fluttering, or will it just annoy everyone else?

Like many holidays in the year it can be a difficult question to answer when it comes to acknowledging them in your business. It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest events in the calendar and therefore the perfect opportunity for increased sales if you get it right. This is why music is a perfect way to enhance holidays such as Valentine’s; it’s not as intrusive or obvious as roses everywhere or aisles of red and pink, but it’s just as, if not more, effective. The right music can get people thinking without even realising it, having the power to take minds away from the hustle and bustle of the shops to a more relaxing and comfortable state of mind – especially with romantic music. As we’ve looked at before, the amount of benefits this positive mindset of customers has on sales is almost uncountable, from increasing dwell time to inspiring extra purchases.

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