Book your next family outing, mini-vacation or business trip at the chic Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills. Prescriptive Music provides the sophisticated and cosmopolitan sounds that you will hear at the only hotel on Rodeo Drive. This upscale boutique hotel was recently renovated to provide guests with premium amenities, valet, concierge services and fine dining. (more…)
For many people, going to a restaurant is no longer just about food. Consumers expect an experience, which requires that restaurant owners put just as much thought into their establishment’s decor and vibe as they do into the menu. Music can be a huge help in creating the right ambiance, but putting together the perfect playlist can be a daunting, and time-consuming, task. Some savvy restaurant owners have chosen to turn to a crop of businesses that curate playlists perfectly tailored to a restaurant’s brand. Prescriptive Music, the nation’s fastest-growing music-sensory branding firm, creates soundtracks for restaurants as well as spas and retailers. I interviewed founder and Chief Operating Officer Allen Klevens about how music branding helps eateries appeal to customers and how his company serves up the perfect sound. (more…)
You’ve scouted out the hottest new restaurant and pored over the menu to make sure it’s appropriate for all parties. Everything has been checked and double-checked to ensure the best dining experience for everyone. Then, when you walk in to the beautiful lobby and are greeted by the friendly hostess, your stomach sinks as you hear a kazoo-rendition of Peter Frampton’s “Baby I Love Your Way.” (more…)
After 13 years in audio-branding, founder Allen Klevens says that he’s seeing a shift in music pairings. Instead of complementing a restaurant’s food, he and his staff of programmers are increasingly focused on its architectural design and overall vibe. “Think about it: When you walk into a restaurant you rarely smell the food,” Klevens says. “You hear the music first.” (more…)
ROFL, Republic Of Laughter, Café also borrows its name from the webspeak acronym because the owners and staff really want “it to be a place where people can have a good time”, owner Alex Vasilkin explains in a recent interview. (more…)
Main Course: Musical Menus A recent LA Times article talked about the rise of “music sommeliers” – professional compilers of music playlists for restaurants. Like the folks at Prescriptive Music, an LA-based company that saw a 40% increase in business last year. (An example of a recent Prescriptive business order: a shabu shabu restaurant wanted music that’d recreate the feel of the movie “Drive.”) Brendan speaks with Prescriptive founder Allen Klevens about creating a song menu for every place… and every person.
If you live in LA, tune into KPCC 89.3 FM on Sunday at 3 pm to hear Allen Klevens on The Dinner Party program, the nationally syndicated radio show on the American Public Media network. Allen will discuss how Prescriptive Music is setting a new trend: serving as music sommeliers for restaurants. Similar to pairing wine with food, Prescriptive Music pairs customized music with a restaurant’s food, décor and overall vibe. Don’t live in LA? Download the top-rated podcast on iTunes.