Why Music Makes the Event

Sep 21, 2022

There’s simply no denying that music is a vital part of both life and living. Unborn fetuses as young as 18 weeks can hear music, and many people request music in their final moments. From before birth until death, people all over the world enjoy music at every stage of life. That fact is, music can represent different emotions for different people, at different times in life. So it shouldn’t be surprising that people expect to hear music at events, whether it;’s to celebrate a life that has ended, or party for no reason. Music has the power to draw up or induce powerful emotions and memories, as well as set the tone for an exciting night on the town. This is why music is so important at any event – it helps set the mood, brings participants together, energizes guests, and helps create lasting memories.

Setting the Mood

Music sets the mood in nearly all situations and can act as something of a director for guests. Have you noticed that grocery stores usually play softer and slower music? That’s because it helps shoppers walk slower and take their time. The belief is that this encourages them to buy more. On the other hand, if the goal is to get people out on the dance floor, high-powered music is the best choice. Looking to get people to mingle and chat? Try turning the music down and playing something like Enya.

No matter what kind of event the music is used for, it’s important to remember who will be attending and choose a theme. For example, if you’re hosting a New Year’s Even Soiree, with an invitation boasting bright colors and a festive theme, it might be underwhelming to simply have a string quartet playing all evening. On the other hand, if your guest list is made up of more conservative corporate types, a high-octane ska band may be the wrong choice as well.

Combining your guest list with an appropriate theme will help you decide on the proper atmosphere you want to create. From here you can work with a live band or DJ, or curate your own playlist, and ensure all the evening’s music aligns with your theme. The worst thing you can do is choose the wrong music and distract your guests from the mod you wanted to set.

Bring People Together

Few things compare to music’s ability to bring people together. This is especially true when they attend an event that offers a musical selection that rise above age, race, ethnicity, and gender. Certain artists, like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce all have chart topping songs most people are familiar with.

When you have good music at your event, regardless of what it is, you allow guests to relate to each other by singing along or sharing memories they have associated with the music. What’s more, even if your guests don’t know the words to a song, if its powerful enough, it can still get people moving. Used the right way, music is a powerful too to bring your guests together.

Energize Guests

When planning your event, whether it’s a wedding, a wake, or anything in between, it’s important to think about the event’s flow. That way you can plan for appropriate music throughout. Music has the power to energize guests, so if your event is meant to rise to a highlight, you may want to save your high-powered music for the pinnacle. As guests arrive you might want lighter, “dinner music.” This gives guests a chance to chat, enjoy appetizers, and get ready for the morse active portion of the evening.

Additionally, there may be times throughout the night where you need breaks. If you have speakers or a cake cutting, mid-tempo music may fit the bill perfectly. Outside those moments, you can use music to your advantage to control the energy of the event.

Create Lasting Memories

Everyone has at least one song that instantly brings them back to a specific time of happiness, sadness, or even excitement. When including music in an event or gathering, your song choice can have the same impact on your guests; when they hear a song played at your event again in the future, they will remember your event, hopefully fondly.

A bride on her wedding day deserves to remember her guests dancing the night away. The “birthday boy” deserves to remember the moment they blew out the candles with all their friends around them. Wake attendees deserve to have fond memories of the departed, and how they celebrated a life worth living.

No matter the event, music is the soundtrack to everyone’s life.

In Conclusion

Once you know what kind of music you need for your event, you can decide if you want a DJ, live musicians, or simply a curated playlist. Then, it’s time to get specific and do your research. Ask friends, family, and colleagues for referrals. You know what sounds good and what mood you want to set with your event. So choose your music and potential performers based on that, and give your guests an experience they’ll look back on and remember for years to come.