Planning the party of the year? Whether you’re hosting customers, clients, vendors, or even just a morale-boosting bash for your employees, every party needs great music to keep the atmosphere up. But putting together the perfect party music as a company is a little more complicated than just finding the best songs for summer playlists. If your company’s ready to rock, here are our tips, tricks, and need-to-knows for your summer playlist.
While anyone can put together a list of personal favorites for a party playlist, you’re not just playing music for yourself. The music you play at your event, just like everything else you do as a company, needs to follow certain rules to stay professional and within legal limitations. Here are some essential rules you need to know about playing music for your company’s crowd.
Pro tip: Feeling overwhelmed trying to put together the perfect playlist to last the entire event? Consider hiring a DJ. Professional DJs will have their own pre-mixed playlists for any type of event and are happy to take requests on top of that. This also means you don’t have to stress the copyrights – they’ll handle the licensing for the songs they play. They also read the room well and can change tracks when it looks like the party needs more energy, when people are ready for more ambiance, etc.
Need a few ideas for what you’re doing at this company party? Check out our other blog post with awesome company picnic ideas.
When tracking down the best music for your summer playlist, here are a few things to look out for in the songs you choose:
Warning note: These songs are not public domain. To play these songs at a public event, you’ll need to get permission from the license holders (easier for some songs than others.) Combine these songs and more with your other songs collected from the public domain to create a well-rounded and fun-filled summer playlist for the ultimate party.
A classic that takes your audience for a ride, upbeat and ready for summer fun.
Popular and full of energy, this song is guaranteed to get toes tapping.
A full-of-fun, full of sass song ready to get heads bobbing at your next summer event.
An oldie but a goodie, this one is for those missing the 80s and ready for some summer nostalgia.
A bouncy hit from the 60s perfect for beach parties and outdoor events.
A high-energy song about self-love, perfect for having a good time.
A popular new hit from the ever-popular T-Swift, guaranteed to get your toes tapping.
Perfect for putting some pep in your step, Owl City is always an easy go-to for SFW music that everyone loves.
A positive, happy summer day song with a good beat your audience can get behind.
Looking for more ways to bring the pep to your party? Check out our collection of summer promotional products you can sneak into your guests’ goodie bags! You can also encourage guests to enjoy more summer music with these promotional speakers.
There are lots of great music libraries online that offer free access to public domain and no-license music. To create your perfect summer playlist, filter your searches in these libraries for songs that are upbeat, energetic, happy, etc. Here are a few of those libraries you can start using right now to download the best songs for summer playlists.
Beach parties and twinkle-light cocktail events are the highlight of any summer, so make sure you’ve planned ahead and ironed out the details in advance so you and your guests can have some serious summer fun. Whether you’re hiring a DJ or acting as your own, hammer out your plans for your summer playlist that will give your party that sweet sunny day feeling.
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