When it comes to choosing music for your event, it can be tricky to know what’s going to best suit the crowd and vibe. There are many things to consider: like what occasion the event is for or the kind of atmosphere you’re hoping to create.
You’ll also need to carefully think about the age range that will walk through your doors. Is your event going to be age-appropriate and what kind of music can they expect as a result? All of this plays a big part in the grand scheme of things.
Weddings and celebrations
These ceremonies have a lot of freedom when it comes to choosing certain music, but with that much freedom, it can be hard to narrow down what tunes will actually suit best.
A themed playlist – such as classics or current hits – is always a popular go-to; anything that lets the crowd feel familiar with what they’re hearing.
Keep in mind that the age range will also come into play here. If you’re organising a 21st birthday party, why not ask around and see what that demographic is listening to or would feel comfortable with. If you’re organising wedding-related music, it may be worth asking people across all generations, so you can curate a playlist that suits all.
Corporate events can vary in character, which can be a deciding factor in what type of music you need. For many professional contexts, background-style music creates an overall atmosphere for the attendees to feel welcomed in.
The key here is choosing tunes that attendees won’t really notice, yet still adds to the overall ambience of the event. A common style is relaxing instrumental options, such as a string quartet or a solo pianist. Another thing to consider with corporate event music is the volume. The volume should be loud enough to encourage mingling and chatting however, not too loud so people are unable to hear their conversations or have to leave the room to take a phone call.
If you have been tasked with hosting a sporting event – such as a game screening or awards night – this will need even more creativity.
Sporting events with high-energy and adrenaline flowing means everyone’s in the mood to celebrate and support their team. You’ll need music that plays the role of creating a tone to get the crowd pumped and ready for action.
Put together an up-beat playlist or hire a live band that features top-of-the-charts or rock hits and you’ll be kicking goals.
Hint: Think ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen or ‘Thunderstruck’ by ACDC.
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