Liam Fray is our latest musician to take over the Manchester United FC, Old Trafford Matchday music playlist, which is shared on social media using #OTPlaylist and featured in the matchday programme and on the stadium’s PA system on matchdays. Liam picks classic Manchester sounds, alongside up and comers, and Man City fans, Blossoms.
#OTMusic is a big hit with fans, players and the wider Manchester community. It’s an example of how positively music can be used with sport, as fans Retweet and favourite in their 10’s of thousands every match.
For an excellent review of the #OTMusic Manchester club’s music policy and scene, read Andy Mitten’s latest column for Bleacher Report. Andy runs the United We Stand fanzine, and is really influential among supporters and the United media so it’s credible praise. This is the part about the playlist if you don’t fancy the whole piece…
“United and City have finally embraced the musical culture of their city, with playlists to compete with the legendary jukebox in the city’s Corbieres basement bar. After years of playing cheesy chart music before matches, both clubs now publish a top-quality playlist of songs to be aired over the public address system before the match. United’s now features 30 handpicked tunes mixing local with old favourites, and the Reds take to the field to the Stone Roses’ anthemic This Is the One.”
…but we recommend you do read the entire article of course. Head to Bleacher Report now!