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When Should You Start Playing Christmas Music?


I bet you are wondering when the best time to start playing Christmas songs on your Orange Door is. It does vary from venue to venue and even depends upon the type of music you typically play but there are a few general rules about scheduling Christmas music into your playlists. In the USA it’s accepted that the real Christmas countdown begins the day after Thanksgiving to get listeners into the festive spirit. Supermarkets start to push Christmas the day after Halloween (if not before).

It can tough to get into the holiday season when you live somewhere warm, you sometimes forget what month it is since you can’t tell by the weather. If you live somewhere cold, it is easier to see that the holiday season is in full swing, so maybe they don’t need Christmas music just yet.

There is no denying that Christmas music is happy, cheery and relevant to the holiday seasons. Generally late November/early December is where the consensus of opinion lies in playing Christmas tunes on the radio. We recommend adding Christmas Radio into your regular schedule on the first Sunday of December.

If you have any questions about how to get your visitors into the festive spirit, just email us or call our customer support team on 1-888-679-7422

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Congratulations Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers was honored this week by SESAC during its Nashville Music Awards ceremonies, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Rogers was there to accept SESAC’s Legacy Award for his “immeasurable contributions to the world of entertainment,” Rogers spent his time praising the songwriters he said had made his success possible.

Although he didn’t appear until late in the proceedings, didn’t sing a note and spoke only briefly, his presence was the high point of the event.

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P Diddy, Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy, Brother Love?

In a video posted online at the weekend, Sean Combs admitted that while some people would think it was “corny”, he would now be going by the stage name of Love (aka Brother Love) and would “not be answering to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy, or any of my other monikers”.

Turns out it the internet didn’t take it so well. He addressed his fans on his Instagram account: “Today I’ve come to the conclusion that you cannot play around with the internet. Due to an overwhelming response from the media out there, and due to there not wanting to be any confusion, I was only joking. Okay? I didn’t change my name and it’s just part of one of my alter-egos. One of my alter-egos is Love.”

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...Ready For It?

The tracklist for Taylor Swift‘s ‘Reputation‘ has allegedly been revealed. The album, the singer’s sixth, is set for release on Friday (November 10) and is the star’s first record since 2014’s ‘1989‘.

Stereogum reports that as physical CDs have begun to be shipped out to stores around the world in preparation for the record’s release, photos of its cover and alleged tracklisting have appeared online.

The back cover of the CDs reveals a collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Future called ‘End Game’, while other tracks on the record apparently include ‘Don’t Blame Me’, ‘This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things’ and ‘I Did Something Bad’. Exciting much?

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