Nightlife named in AFR Top 50 Most Innovative Companies 2017


Nightlife Music named in AFR Top 50 Most Innovative Companies 2017

From a field of over a thousand submissions, The Australian Financial Review named Nightlife Music as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in Australia & New Zealand – the only music company to receive this honour in the awards’ history.

The company was ranked number 26 overall in a hotly contested field that included companies such as; M&C Saatchi, and Deloitte, as well as XERO. Nightlife also achieved top ten status based on number of employees and industry sector.

Judged and compiled by consultancy Inventium; Most Innovative Companies applicants were firstly assessed on the merits of two recent innovations; as well as the strength of innovation culture within the organisation; a process that included anonymous surveys of over 50 staff.

In addition to their in-venue request app – crowdDJ® – Nightlife were also recognised for their work in providing a way for businesses to play their Spotify music from a commercially licensed media player, delivering compliancy as well as “unrivalled sound quality”.

Nightlife Music CEO, David O’Rourke says the listing in the AFR Top 50 is a great endorsement for the company’s longstanding history of innovation and underscores their vision for how tech can be used to raise the value of music in business environments.

“It’s wonderful for our team’s efforts to be recognised in this way,” Mr. O’Rourke said. “Music is something the whole world loves. We’re excited to provide a way for people to enjoy; it in a business environment, without artists and labels missing out on their share.”

The AFR gong comes only weeks after the organisation announced their plan for global expansion, in part as a result of their recent partnership with electronics giant AOPEN.

“We are proud of what we’ve been able to develop for our Australian clients; and are certainly excited to be exporting our services to other territories where we see as much of a need as there is locally.” Mr. O’Rourke said.

Poppy Reid of The Industry Observer covered the story here.


Media Contacts

Lily Lovell | P4 Group | +61 7 3854 1455 | 0412 730 931 |

Phil Brown | Nightlife Music | +61 7 3858 2540 | +61 404 556 727 |


About Nightlife Music

Nightlife Music is a music subscription service for business that combines the best in music and tech to deliver immersive customer experiences. For over 28 years, Nightlife’s investment in innovation and curatorial expertise has increased the value music holds in out-of-home settings; creating a better outcome for artists, rights holders, and businesses as well as end consumers. Partnered with Spotify and currently in over 5,000 locations across the hospitality, leisure, tourism, retail and fitness industries; Nightlife’s platform helps businesses engage with consumers through on-brand playlisting and the in-venue music request app, crowdDJ®.



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