Music Selection

We have an extensive and varied library of music. As a music4Uonline user, you have access to all of this. You can search for tracks by a range of criteria. These include: title; artist; style, e.g. blues, hip-hop, jazz, etc.; year of release; highest chart position; tempo; and many more.

Selecting tracks in this manner can, however, be very time consuming. We have therefore provided a set of 'pre-compiled' playlists. These include most of our back catalogue and a selection of automatically updating playlists. They allow a collection of related tracks to be added simply and quickly. There are over 400 of these playlists, so they are grouped by 'Genre' and 'Sub-genre'. This assists users in finding the correct music for their profile.

This page is divided into two sections: a summary of the available music, and secondly, some guidelines on choosing music for your venue.


Music Summary

A summary of one sub-genre from within each of the 16 genres is provided below:

Genre: Americana - 8 playlists in 6 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: West Coast Rock (2 playlists: 111/115 tracks)
"Melodic California Rock - 1960s to date - Mixed Tempo"
Includes artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, the Doors, the Beach Boys and the Eagles.

Genre: Celtic - 14 playlists in 6 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Celtic Heartbeat (2 playlists: 102/106 tracks)
"Irish and Scots Soft Rock and Roots - Medium Tempo"
Includes artists such as Capercaillie, Del Amitri, Eddie Reader, the Proclaimers, Runrig and Steeleye Span

Genre: Chart Current - 4 playlists in 4 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Current Chart (60 tracks automatically updated)
"Top 40 Sales and Airplay Charts - Mixed Tempo"
The current chart plus the best of the recent and predicted charts

Genre: Chart History - over 170 playlists in 12 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: 100% Classics (3 playlists: 60-66 tracks)
"Popular Mainstream Classics - Easy to Midtempo" or "Mid to Uptempo"
Includes a variety of artists: John Lennon, the Kinks, Lighthouse Family, Lionel Richie, Moody Blues, No Doubt, the Police, REM, Rod Stewart and Seal

Genre: Children - 1 playlist in 1 sub-genre, e.g.
Sub-genre: Children's Favourites (88 tracks)
A variety of classic children's nursery rhymes, party songs, theme tunes etc.
Includes '(How much is) That Doggie.', 'Agadoo', 'I Just Can't Wait to be King' (from the Lion King), and 'Postman Pat'

Genre: Christmas - 7 playlists in 6 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Blue Christmas (67 tracks)
"Blues, Soul, Jazz and Gospel - Christmas Songs - Mixed Tempo"
Includes tracks such as 'I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas' by Bon Jovi, 'Christmas Blues' by Dean Martin, 'Santa Baby' by Eartha Kitt, 'Frosty The Snowman' by Ella Fitzgerald and 'What Christmas Means to Me' by Stevie Wonder

Genre: Classical - 6 playlists in 4 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Classical Instrumental - Baroque (72 tracks)
"Orchestral Classics and Chamber Music - Mixed Tempo"
Includes work from a variety of composers including Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Vivaldi

Genre: Dance/Electronic - 46 playlists in 7 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Chill Zone (5 playlists: 80-88 tracks)
"Cool, Laid-back, Ambient Techno - Acid Jazz, Reggae and Dub - Easy to Mid-tempo
Includes artists such as Air, Bonobo, Gotan Project, Quant and Tosca

Genre: Decades - 8 playlists in 5 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Golden Jukebox - The 70s (2 playlists: 114/121 tracks)
"Classic 70s Pop, Rock, Soul, Disco and Funk - Medium to Uptempo"
The 'Golden Jukebox' playlists cover 5 decades - 50s to 90s, and consist of 8 playlists in total, each including all of the classic artists of their decade

Genre: Easy Listening/MOR - 35 playlists in 6 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Contemporary Retail (294 tracks)
"Relaxed, Melodic - Pop, Rock, Soul and MOR - Easy to Midtempo"
A range of artists including Anastacia, Beautiful South, Billy Joel, Faithless, Franz Ferdinand, Jamie Cullum, Keane, REM and Turin Brakes

Genre: Instrumental  - 7 playlists in 3 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Piano Instrumental (2 playlists: 112/120 tracks)
"MOR and Cocktail Jazz - Easy to Midtempo"

Genre: Jazz - 15 playlists in 6 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Uptown Jazz (5 playlists: 88-102 tracks)
"Mainstream and Fusion - Mellow and Melodic, 1940s to Date - Medium to Uptempo"
Includes artists such as Clifford Brown, Herbie Hancock, the James Taylor Quartet, Nina Simone and Tony Bennett

Genre: MOBO - 34 playlists in 11 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Street Dreams (9 playlists: 4 at 53-56 tracks; 5 at 104-112 tracks)
"Mellow Hip Hop, Rap, Soul and RnB - Medium Tempo'
Includes artists such as Ashanti, Beyonce, Craig David, Javine, Kelly Rowland, Macy Gray, Mary J Blige, Nicole Russo, R Kelly and Rhianna

Genre: Party - 9 playlists in 5 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Summertime (2 playlists: 60 tracks each)
"Summer Hits and Party Music - For the Holiday Season - Mixed Tempo"
A variety of artists including 10cc, Crowded House, Don Henley, the Kinks, Mungo Jerry and Santana

Genre: Rock - 28 playlists in 6 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Rebel Rock (2 playlists: 63/64 tracks)
"Psychedelic, Garage, Punk, New Wave - 1960s to 1980s - Mixed Tempo"
Includes artists such as Billy Idol, the Doors, the Happy Mondays, Lou Reed, the Ramones, the Smiths, Steppenwolf and the Talking Heads

Genre: World - 22 playlists in 10 sub-genres, e.g.
Sub-genre: Café Del Playa (4 playlists: 100-101 tracks)
"Sunny Latin and Balearic Flavours - Mixed Tempo"
This genre also includes such diverse music as contemporary Italian and Oriental folk music

In addition to the above, the site includes a 'request a new track' button. This opens a form where you can fill in the song name, artists, album/single if known and any other information. This information is automatically sent to our studio team, who can then source your requests. Where a whole new genre or sub-genre is required, this can also be arranged (the Italian and Oriental music, for example, was added for particular clients).

The music catalogue is being updated all the time. The best way to get a feel for the available music is to take a free trial. This will allow you to view all of the track listings. It also gives you the chance to 'play' with the tools to see what is possible.


Music Choice Guidelines

Our music profilers are experienced in selecting music for a variety of clients. Until now, they managed all of our clients' profiles. Music4Uonline offers the opportunity for you to control your own music. A suite of profiling tools assists you in this activity.

The most important consideration in choosing music is the needs of the listeners. These are your customers and colleagues or staff. Identify your target market and how you want them to feel in your site(s). Then select music that ties in with this and any branding that you have. Don't forget to think of your colleagues or staff as well: it is critical that they are happy with the music if you want your customers to have the best possible experience.

Unless you have a very niche customer-base, our default profiles will help to guide your music choice. You can either build on these profiles or start from scratch. Whichever method you choose, the pre-compiled playlists offer a quick and easy method of adding music. You can then add your own playlists on top of these (or build your profile using entirely custom playlists).

An online demonstration can provide a tour of the functionality available. Please contact us for details.