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As a music consultancy, much of our work here at Record-Play revolves around music synchronisation. This may be a term you're already familiar with but if not, don't worry - the definition is pretty straightforward.  Music synchronisation (or 'sync' for short) simply means the setting of...

In 1973, business professor Philip Kotler first extolled the importance of 'atmospherics' when it came to attracting customers into a shop - and convincing them to spend their money once inside. “In some cases", he declared, "the place, more specifically the atmosphere of the place, is more influential than the product...

Researching new music becomes increasingly more rewarding as we throw our net out wider, uncovering producers and artists who are pioneering new sounds, trends and musical approaches. Collaborating with our partner site MusicMap, we present an exciting new wave of global music producers from every continent,...

With the "best music of 2018" lists around the corner, here at Record-Play we want to take a look back at all the amazing artists that have appeared on the MusicMap radar this year. Starting with today's fresh and much-anticipated release by Toulouse-based Tunisian artist Deena...

We've said it before and we'll say it again: technology is reshaping the musical landscape in more and more interesting ways every year. Fresh new sounds are emerging on a weekly basis, fuelled by the internet's facilitation of international scenes and collaborations between global artists. From Mascarene...

(Spanish version here) Although we're still four months away from the end of the year, September always feels like the beginning of a new work season. In that spirit we wanted to sum up some of the music trends Record-Play has noticed in 2018, whether at...