Name: Venus Kitagawa-Stojsic, Spafax / Southern California (Orange County, Buena Park)
Programs: Various programs for VIRGIN AMERICA, LUFTHANSA, SCANDINAVIAN, DELTA, CATHAY PACIFIC, ALASKA AIRLINES, AEROMEXICO.
Q: How do you find music for your programs?
We’re constantly checking Billboard, UK, Canadian and Asian charts and i use a lot of sites like Metacritic, MusicWeek, Media Control and Soundcloud to see what’s out there. We rely heavily on promo, PR and lifestyle marketing companies (like Shoplifter, Co-Sign, Distiller, Giant Step, Cornerstone/FADER, Renegade, etc. etc.) because they understand our needs. Independent labels, publishers and publicity firms are so good to us, and we do what we can to stay in touch with 700+ that we have licensed. We use all formats from CD audio to 320k mp3s to encode promos, downloads and/or purchases onto the aircraft.