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.

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 …
Corporate Responsibility and Performing Rights
Corporate Responsibility and Performing Rights “Can I use Spotify to play music in my business?”Short answer: no. It’s disappointing isn’t it? It would be great if you could just buy a Spotify for Business licence (you kind of can, it’s called Soundtrack Your Brand). Sort …
A social media adventure
A social media adventure I've only just started my twitter feed at twitter.com/humanplaylistr – it was in response to automated suggestions about what I might like based on my listening habits, and whilst there were some gems that got picked, they were never really what …