The latest thinking and updates

I write about the art of playlisting, music consultancy and an insight into the journey of building playlists, websites, business operations and anything else I discover along the way.

Premium Car Dealerships
Premium Car Dealerships Imagine you're buying a premium car. A shiny BMW, Mercedes or Audi might be on your list. Would you want to make the second most expensive purchase in your life whilst listening to generic pop hits or, worse, to adverts? Adverts for …
More Than A Coat Of Paint
More Than A Coat Of Paint As part of my journey in building HumanPlaylistr I decided to redesign my website. This took longer and was harder to achieve than I expected but I was determined to do it myself. If you visited prior to the …
Music Discovery
Music Discovery 100% handcrafted playlists. That’s my tagline, unique selling point and customer promise. It's built into the DNA of the HumanPlaylistr name. When you ask me to make a playlist, I guarantee I will have listened to every track in full to ensure every …
Consultant or influencer?
Consultant or influencer? HumanPlaylistr is first and foremost a consultancy, helping customers with event and venue playlisting, operating in a collaborative business environment. For individuals, I like to get to know their preferences, requirement and purpose of the event. For venues, I like to get …
Attenuate what you don’t want
Attenuate what you don't want One of the techniques I learnt for equalisation, mixing, compressing and mastering is to attenuate the levels and frequencies you don’t want, then level the rest of the mix upwards. If you keep boosting what you do want, you very …
It’s not as easy as it looks
It's not as easy as it looks When I set up this site I relied on WordPress' default setting of displaying the latest posts on the homepage. Engaging and updated content drives traffic and provides an insight into the creation of the site as I …
Travel venues launch and forthcoming updates
Travel venues launch and forthcoming updates I've just launched the venues section of the site, with travel being the first one to be completed. Travel venues have so many possibilities, from the retail environment of the travel agent through the journey and arrival at the …
The price is right (hopefully)
The price is right (hopefully). It seems like a good time to wish you Happy New Year! It's taken me a while to come up with pricing for my services. I've published a rate card here and I'm hoping it gives potential customers an indication …
A small but significant update ®
A small but significant update ® Recently I was notified by the UK Intellectual Property Office that my trademark application has been successful. The challenge/objection period has nearly concluded (12th December update – now concluded with no objections) with nothing coming to me, so I've …
What is HumanPlaylistr?
What is HumanPlaylistr? Hi, my name's Chris and I love music. You know how the automated services try to suggest music you might like based on your previous listening? It's quite good but it's not quite right. Then there's the 'recommended for you' playlists where …