Live Music Management have been involved with formulating and advising on music policies for bars for the best part of ten years but today is the first time a brief has been decided upon which correspondences directly with my own music tastes.
I have a meeting this afternoon with the the DJs from one of the bars we supply entertainment to. I will be spending a few hours going through the new brand music policy for this great student bar. Part of the meeting will be to identify tracks which fit perfectly with the music profile of this bar which appeals to the left field student market not served by the high street. Music to be played will include new indie tracks by the likes of the Macabees , Black Keys , Two Door Cinema Club etc , retro rock n roll by the likes of The Clash , Chuck Berry etc, Funk by the likes of James Brown , Aaron Neville , Curtis Mayfield et al and Northern Soul / Motown anthems.
It’s all the music that I have playing on my Ipod on random shuffle.
Really looking forward to the meeting. I always enjoy the music consultancy part of our business but when it ties in so much with my own tastes it’s really not like work at all.