My name’s Chris and I’m a music lover. Find out more about me and HumanPlaylistr – 100% handcrafted playlists for events and venues.
As Founder and Music Consultant at HumanPlaylistr, you are guaranteed my personal commitment to your playlist requirements.
Friendly, professional, open with transparent pricing,
Qualified as a Master of Research in Music Technology.
Programmed software for live electronic performance, composed and performed with my software.
Performed across Europe with orchestras and choirs.
Trained in voice, string instruments and piano.
Former regular late night radio presenter on student radio, playing an eclectic selection of chilled and downtempo tracks.
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The mission of HumanPlaylistr is to integrate my music taste with your playlisting requirements. As a music consultant I will work with you to create the ideal playlists for you. I can help with weddings as an event or venue, or venues in hospitality, retail, travel, service, leisure and virtual settings.
Our wedding was perfect in almost every detail due to the planner working with us. We took ages choosing our ceremony music. We didn’t have time to plan a lengthy playlist for the reception, simply selecting a classical genre from the venue’s stock. I remember on the day I was a bit uninspired by it.
It was then that I imagined the HumanPlaylistr playlisting journey. I wish we could have hired a ‘music consultant’, selected about 15 favourite tracks as a seed and then let them come up with a 3 hour accompanying playlist; starting with the formality of sitting down to eat, building up towards the speeches (all the while not being too intrusive but a good social lubricant) and then after the speeches a more casual and relaxed segue into the evening entertainment. This would have removed the stress amongst all the other wedding planning tasks and enhanced our day.
At Christmas I usually meet up with my oldest friends. It’s only once a year and it’s 20 years since we left school. At Christmas 2019 we met in a lovely Italian restaurant. Everything about it was great; the food, the atmosphere and the company. Except the playlist kept jutting into the evening, like someone interrupting the conversation by incessant shoulder tapping. I don’t know if the restaurant gave much thought to it but they’d spent a lot of money on the sound system. An expensive resource, frittered away and an opportunity missed.
Which lead me to founding HumanPlaylistr. No algorithms, no automation, just me, selecting music that I intrinsically like and I hope you do. I really want to bring my love of different music to everyone and provide a unique experience for you or your customers. I’d really love the opportunity to work with you.
Read more about me and HumanPlaylistr on this page.
As the founder and music consultant at HumanPlaylistr, you are guaranteed my personal interaction and commitment to your playlist requirements. Bookings are taken in advance, there is a maximum number of concurrent clients I am prepared to work for in order to maintain the space and time to provide the best quality I can.
Every track is auditioned in full and every transition is checked (if the playlist requires an order). There are no auto-generated playlists. I use a range of music discovery tools. My current catalogued library stands at just over 4,000 individual tracks which I have arranged into events and venues where they may work. This is always used as the starting point.
As every playlist is 100% handcrafted, I make the commitment to you that your playlists will be bespoke to your event or venue. They will be unique to your requirements and will only ever be shared with you. Your playlist will be designed only for you, in conjunction with you and approved by you prior to handover. I am independent from artists, labels and agencies.
There are 147 hours of freely available playlists available on this website to spark your imagination. I create playlists frequently with a theme, mood, season or venue in mind. Your playlists will be tailored to match your requirements. I will meet with you, in person at your venue if possible, to understand your requirements. If you are a trading venue, I will endeavour to attend during trading hours to gain insight into your vibe.
I give you my personal guarantee and commitment to your playlisting journey. My product is both playlists and satisfied customers. A playlist is no good if it’s not enjoyable by you, your guests and your customers. I provide planning boards with every track selection and Spotify playlists shared only with you (not public, not searchable, not discoverable) so you can audition and rate selections 24/7 to fit in with you.
Using industry standard software that’s freely available, your playlisting journey should be free from technical troubles. Spotify is used for auditioning and creating playlists; you can use a free account although a premium account is recommended. Trello is used for collaboration, free of charge to you. Zoom is used for meetings, free of charge to you. Deployment may require further chargeable software depending on licensing.
“Your taste is exquisite!”
Claire Anderson, The Late Lounge
Founder and Music Consultant
I’m the Founder and Music Consultant of HumanPlaylistr. I set up HumanPlaylistr in August 2020 as a music consultancy after gaining a following of my public playlists on Spotify. I’m a trained musician, performer, Master of Research in music technology and former late night radio presenter. With 20 years’ experience of a technical career in IT management, I set up HumanPlaylistr with the intention of making a music consultancy with a difference. I love music, technology and talking to people as much as I love music and I’d be really delighted to help you with your playlisting needs. I particularly enjoy choosing music to suit environments and am a firm believer that music plays a really important part in all aspects of our lives.
I’d be delighted to help you!
I studied Music Technology and Management Science as a Dual Honours undergraduate course at Keele University. With equal weighting, this provided business insight aligned with programming, composing, recording, mixing and mastering. I completed a Master of Research in Music Technology, creating interactive software for live electronics performance in surround sound.
I followed this up with a 20 year career in enterprise IT management, working from Service Desk to Strategy Manager for advanced manufacturing research facilities, giving me a thorough grounding in process, people and technology, leading and managing teams, negotiating commercial deals and developing leadership skills.
I love music. I always have. Music is so pervasive in everyday life yet I will always stop to listen when I hear music playing. The power of music creates a basis for creative arts in all walks of life. By auditioning every track personally, I commit to guaranteeing you the best playlists I can make by being personally invested in your event or venue. Whilst I enjoy music in it’s own right at gigs and concerts, I genuinely believe that music is a vital social lubricant. I want to bring my enthusiasm and passion to your requirements and showcase the music I love. I will endeavour to integrate my taste into your playlists, but remember you can reject and change any tracks during the playlisting journey. Ultimately, I want you to love the music as much as I do.
During my 20 years in enterprise IT I have experienced some great sales people and pre-sales engineers. They were friendly, relaxed, knowledgeable, trustworthy and confident they could find a solution to my problems. They listened to my requirements and provided solutions with a deployment plan to make the product more tangible. Thoroughly professional and knowledgeable, I enjoyed working with them during projects.
I aim to provide the best of that experience to you, my customer. With an open and friendly approach combined with transparent pricing, I am committed to providing the very best playlists and customer service I can whilst bringing my own style and expertise into the mix.
You can learn more about your music taste and compare it to others’ with Obscurify. These ratings show that my taste is very varied and I seek out tracks that aren’t familiar but also in line with current listening habits and moods, meaning your playlisting journey should contain some surprises that are enjoyable to listen to.
Based on average values for 398,948 UK users on Obscurify,. Last updated: January 2023.
In 2020 I was awarded the Pioneer badge for listening to tracks before they become popular at 50,000 streams.
These are the listening stats from Spotify Wrapped 2022. I spent the equivalent of 45 days listening non-stop to music with a music personality of The Time Traveller.
You’re like a musical time traveller, a sonic historian. You seek out music that’s new to you, regardless of whether it’s new to the rest of the world. Exploration – Timelessness – Variety – Uniqueness – ETVU.
Max The HumanPlaylistr Bear is my mascot. He’s named after Max Richter and I held a poll on Twitter to determine his name. Max Richter is one of my favourite composers.
Your privacy is very important and your contact details will never be passed to a third party,
I make these to play about with branding for digital and printed media.
Available for desktops (1920 x 1080) and mobiles. You’re welcome to download these; click the button for more information, previews and a link to the zip files for download.
Industry standard software used for creation, curation, meeting and planning. You can read more about the Remote Collaboration Software here. There is a charge for Soundtrack Your Brand if your venue is commercial. You will also require the correct PRS licence, more information is available here.
Enhance your brand, make your events unmissable with 100% handcrafted playlists.