Does Planning Party Music Depend on Good Luck?

by Robbie Schlosser · 8 comments

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Nearly every day, I help people planning party music and wedding music.  And then my band creates the perfect music at these celebrations.

I’m so lucky to make a living this way!

Robbie Schlosser in Livermore, 2014Recently I got lucky a different way.  Here I am, winning a bottle of wine at a networking meeting for special event pros.  Thanks for this happy photo to my friend Harrell Harris.

Dumb luck?  Maybe, but I DID buy more raffle tickets than most people there.

It’s nice to be lucky with wine, of course, but I’m far happier entertaining people with my music.  When our music makes these parties and weddings successful, is it because we’re just lucky?

Well, yes.  But not entirely.

Sure, we have the skills.  We have years and years of experience. We’ve learned what it takes to bring these festivities to life.  Whether the event’s mood is upbeat, casual, elegant, formal, or anything else, we help everyone there get in the swing of things and have a memorable time.

But it’s like one of my favorite sayings: “The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

It’s more than just skills.  At every event, we create conditions to let lucky breaks happen, and we’re alert to catch them.  Often they arrive as roadblocks.

So here’s a tip when you’re planning party music or wedding music.  Recognize obstacles as opportunities to get lucky.  Be bold and apply a creative solution.  Buy some more raffle tickets.


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the right music can really make or break a party! I think it’s important to know beforehand what most of the guests like as well.
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Robbie Schlosser

Thanks, Heather. We both agree about the crucial role of music at a party. You’re right about appealing to what most guests like. Another important consideration is what kind of mood the host/hostess wants. I blog about these questions all the time. See a few of my favorites here:
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Glenda Cates

I love music and so I agree it can make or break a event. Congrats on winning the wine. I too love Networking events and raffle but I do not know when to stop buying tickets.

Robbie Schlosser

Thanks Glenda,
Glad you like this post. We agree: music does magic.

What kind of networking do you do?
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valerie Remy-Milora

Great attitude you have. Music can be magical and it is a skill to put the right pieces together.. Turning obstacles into opportunities is a skill everyone should master 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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Robbie Schlosser

Thanks Valerie,
Glad you like this post. Optimism takes us far.

I enjoyed your story about the April Fish. Do you suppose it might be a red herring? Haha.
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“Recognize obstacles as opportunities to get lucky. Be bold and apply a creative solution.” – love it! Don’t whine of how this could happen to you but ask how can you make it happen?
Excellent wisdom nugget, Robbie!
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I was actually planning to say exactly what Delia said! You have a great life quote there Robbie!
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