Holiday Cocktail Party Rescue Plan

December 20, 2012    |    By +
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If you are like me, you have a lot of cocktail parties to attend, and hopefully one to host before the holidays are through. That means I don’t have a lot of time to plan anything. But, thanks to my friends at Patron and Sony we all will at least have some amazing cocktails and music on hand to turn any gathering into a memorable holiday celebration.

First things first, let’s get the cocktails squared away.

Now for the music!

To make sure that your holiday party has music that keeps the crowd in the holiday spirit until the wee hours of the night take advantage of a free 14-day trial to Sony’s Music Unlimited Service – a streaming music service offering instant access to a global catalog of more than 18 million songs across every genre. Whether it’s your classic-rocker uncle, your hip-hopper little brother or your show-tunes grandma, everyone has a taste for a type of music that can be found on Sony’s Music Unlimited service.

One of the signature features of the Music Unlimited service is “My Channels” – a music discovery function that that enables subscribers to create and control customized radio stations built around a particular favorite artist. The feature will analyze and categorize the musical traits of more than 18 million tracks in the Music Unlimited services’ global catalog, and then automatically populate a station built around your selected artist or band. That means you can create your ultimate Holiday Party Mix in no time, leaving more time for mingling!

The service is available across a wide array of mobile and in-home internet-connected devices including PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, BRAVIA TVs, PCs, Android tablets and smartphones, and iPhone and iPod Touch.

If you want to avoid commercials and keep the party going without interruption, the Premium plan ($9.99) is ideal for full control of the entire Music Unlimited catalog, including premium channels and on-demand access to millions of songs. Both Premium and Access ($4.99) subscribers enjoy ad-free radio channels, access across all enabled devices, and the ability to add owned music to the cloud with the “Music Sync” feature that matches songs and playlists from a PC to your personal cloud library. Anyone can sign up for a free, 14-day trial to the basic service at

So, go get this taken care of so that you can relax and enjoy the time that you spend with your family and friends now that you party is under control. Happy holidays!

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