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Topic # 87864 9-Aug-2011 10:17

Hi all!

Time to see what my fellow geek's music taste!

My friend is opening up a new bar/cafe the place is nearly finished but music!

The place will be cafe in the morning - afternoon and bar/restaurant at night.

Currently trying to make a cd for him with all the songs that will suit his new business :)

The age group is from 18 - 40.

Cant really have heavy metal or punk if you know what I mean (not that they are bad)

I am open to suggestions and will be listening all the song/artists you guys suggest!!

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  Reply # 503731 9-Aug-2011 10:31
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Slightly biased by my preferences, but Gramophonedzie might suit the cafe/bar vibe. He's got a couple of >1 hour mixtapes on soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/gramophonedzie/gramophonedzie-cafe-del-monko

For a classic kiwi cafe staple you cant go past Fat Freddy's Drop or Salmonella Dub.

Im jelous, what an awesome task!



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  Reply # 503732 9-Aug-2011 10:33

haha yeah :)

Thanks will definatly give it a try!

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  Reply # 503733 9-Aug-2011 10:35
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If they will have broadband available you could utilise an online music channel instead of having to administer cds constantly..

ie:

http://www.shoutcast.com/Internet-Radio/cafe

will bring up some cafe-style music channels.

Keep in mind that with any music you use (whatever source) they are going to have to pay for an APRA or PPNZ (or both) licence to be able to legally play music instore.

You could also use something like: www.stationplaylist.com if you want to have something that plays music you choose (basically a set and forget scenario) which can mix, schedule etc.. Get the 'creator' as part of it and it will schedule automatically (including little 'spots' where they can plug their specials etc).

Shameless plug here:

I run a station, 87.9FM The Cheese, but its a bit of a mixture so might not be appropriate.. (see my signature file for details). They're always welcome to play it if they like. Can be picked up off TCL Cable TV too, if you are in Wellington, Kapiti or Christchurch.

Let me know if you want any more help :)

Cheers..
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Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool




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Reply # 503752 9-Aug-2011 11:11

Awesome!

Will definately give it a try

Wish I can own a station as well :( thats awesome!

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  Reply # 503902 9-Aug-2011 14:53
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ZollyMonsta: If they will have broadband available you could utilise an online music channel instead of having to administer cds constantly..

ie:

http://www.shoutcast.com/Internet-Radio/cafe

will bring up some cafe-style music channels.



Great idea! The bonus being, your regulars (and staff) don't get same of the same old thing. 

I'm a rather "metal" sort of guy, but like mellow stuff too. St Germain's "The Tourist" would be a good cafe pick. It was a regular office CD at my old job - catchy, a bit of a jazzy electronic combo. Nice background tunes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ksKdE_IKVQ&feature=related 




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  Reply # 503910 9-Aug-2011 14:58
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sky.fm
di.fm

a bit of variety

:)




helping others at dev.icqz.net

gzt

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  Reply # 503934 9-Aug-2011 15:57
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The new album from Hollie Smith and Mara TK:




Make sure your friend is paying APRA dude. Give them a call to find out the story. It does not cost much.

Alternatively there is some great royalty free creative commons stuff around if you spend the time looking. You can use a mix of both types.

P.s APRA do visit cafe's from time to time

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  Reply # 503943 9-Aug-2011 16:10
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gzt: The new album from Hollie Smith and Mara TK:


Mara is an amazing musician, and the most humblest I've ever met. 

Back when he was kicking off his music career and we'd be hanging out (he was dating someone I knew) he never, not once, brought up his music. Whereas big-mouthed ME, wouldn't shut up about my band, haha.

I didn't even knew he played, until I saw him singing and playing guitar at Home bar a while back and couldn't believe that voice came out of him. Not to mention his guitar skills, which were apparently new at the time too. A natural if ever there was one. 




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  Reply # 503982 9-Aug-2011 17:34
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http://grooveshark.com/
You have to pay royalties and such in a cafe public environment anyway right?, so it's technically not illegal.

Or the open source route:
http://www.jamendo.com/en/radios

Smile

As for specific artists, you can't go wrong with Zero 7




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  Reply # 504100 9-Aug-2011 22:17
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yochankr: Hi all!

My friend is opening up a new bar/cafe the place is nearly finished but music!

The place will be cafe in the morning - afternoon and bar/restaurant at night.



Legally you will likely need a license from both APRA and PPNZ.

http://www.apra.co.nz/music-consumers/music-in-business/hospitality-industry.aspx
http://ppnz.co.nz/hospitality.php


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  Reply # 504129 9-Aug-2011 23:33
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I'm a rather "metal" sort of guy, but like mellow stuff too. St Germain's "The Tourist" would be a good cafe pick. It was a regular office CD at my old job - catchy, a bit of a jazzy electronic combo. Nice background tunes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ksKdE_IKVQ&feature=related 


Great album, I saw St Germain live in Auckland a few years ago...  :)



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