I have BIG NEWS for me and hopefully you 😉 I am beyond thrilled to announce that my CP mixed, produced, and custom curated playlists are now available on Legitmix.com!!!! I’m launching my store with 20 of my favorite, revamped mixes from 2015 indoor cycling class playlist. Additionally, I will be adding brand new, very current mixes every 2 weeks.
For those of you who had never been to one of my indoor cycling classes, I have a method to my madness. Based on years of experience teaching, producing and mixing music, my mixes are 43-45 minute compelling auditory sets; a musical journey if you will. My method involves seamlessly weaving together curated tracks of varying BPMs (beats per minute) in a progression that makes sense for a workout. Tracks are never too long or too short, I cut and slice up the music so that it works perfectly for an intense physical workout – beat drops (aka drills in class) that are timed and spaced out perfectly with musical patterns that keep the energy flowing and engaging.
When Legitmix first approached me about offering my work on their site, we originally thought the playlists would sell primarily to other indoor cycling instructors who don’t have the time and/or skill to research, curate and mix their own playlists for class. However, after doing some market research and fully recognizing the major DIY fitness trend (just take a look at how fitness apps and live streaming have exploded of late), we are expecting a wider audience: anyone looking for some killer beats to accompany and guide their own workouts (running, lifting, bootcamps, biking, playing, etc).
As a tool for indoor cycling instructors, I recorded my voice cueing drills over the music, for Playlists 1 through 5. I wrote up an index that helps define what my cues means, all available on the store. Again, these five playlists with my vocal cues are not necessarily just for instructors who want some cue’ing assistance, but for anyone interested in some additional motivation while listening to the music.
If you have never heard of Legitmix, its about time. The company has a brilliant approach to legally selling remixes, mashups and playlists via software that analyzes the buyer’s music library to confirm they own the original versions of the tracks used. If the buyer doesn’t own, Legitmix simply directs to iTunes to purchase originals first. This is seriously the ONLY fair and ethical way to support the artists and the music producers that put so much time, energy and creativity into their work – an approach I am all about.
I’m also super excited to start creating playlists in other formats, coming soon. My next step will be creating running playlists, in which the BPM doesn’t vary as drastically and can be matched to cadence (more on this later!).
Feel free to do some social media pimping for me (Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc) if you are so inclined (just use the store link: https://legitmix.com/discovery/remixer/76133/Christianne-Phillips). Who knows, I may have something up my sleeve to show my appreciation 😉
I am thrilled about this launch and feel so strongly about offering my work in this ethical format. Motivating music is such an incredible way to take a workout or any physical experience to that next level. I would LOVE to hear your feedback and would appreciate any support, so please don’t hesitate to shoot me a line here.