Music To Start A Business By

Here’s an open question, one I just put out via Twitter. Is there any album you listened to again and again while starting a business?

I found that all my Event Ireland planning (between myself and Aidan) as well as the first month or two of business were spent with Air’s Talkie Walkie (affiliate link through Any time I settle down to do anything business-wise with Kilkenny Music I’m listening to the soundtrack to The Animatrix (not an affiliate link).

It took us a few months to get things together for EI in 2005 and I think I can safely say that Talkie Walkie stands out as the album that got us through everything, the late nights, the early morning coffees, the first weeks in the new office, so I figure it is good music to start a business by. Sure why not! To be honest I didn’t listen to Air an awful lot before that, maybe a small bit in college but it was that summer I got completely hooked on the album.

So, I ask, has anyone a particular album that they played to near-death while setting up a business? Find songs or albums that inspired you through paperwork, idea generation, late night battles with presentations and proposals?


  1. John June 7, 2007 at 12:39 am

    Hmm, well if I was starting a business, The Animatrix soundtrack would probably be well up there. Probably the Band of Brothers soundtrack getting in there just before it.

  2. Ken McGuire June 7, 2007 at 8:46 am

    God bless that Band Of Brothers soundtrack, one of the finest scores around. Thats my ‘reading in the library bar by a roaring fire, some brandy and a cigar’ music. Except I don’t know any library with a bar in it, I hate the smell of and thought of brandy and I don’t smoke. Go figure.

    Love the soundtrack though.

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