Music For Your Business: Watch Out For Problems When Trying To Do-It-Yourself

Many business owners, especially owners of restaurants, bars and coffee shops, like to play “their own music” – meaning music they have on their iPod, iTunes, iPad or CD’s. It gives them a feeling of control to get the sound they want in their restaurant or retail...

How much would you pay for music in your business?

When music is played in a business, the business owners are required to pay copyright royalties on the songs. By using most credible music services, like Custom Channels, Muzak, Mood Media or RockBot, music licensing is included in the monthly fee along with managing...

No In-Store Music Makes a Bad Impression for Shoppers

I walked into a small retail shop that recently opened in a nearby neighborhood shopping center. I was greeted at the door by a calm, friendly dog. Nice start. The employee towards the back of the store said "hello". I saw no other employees or customers in the store....

Hello, it’s ASCAP. Is Your Music Licensed and Legal?

Has your business received an email or letter similar to this one? I recently sent you a package of information explaining copyright licensing for the music in your establishment.  Included in that package was the ASCAP license agreement and invoice for fees. I hope...

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Worst Songs to Play at a Dentist Office

Custom Channels provides music for hundreds of dental and orthodontic offices. We avoid playing the typical “dentist office music.” You know — the boring, slow, sedate, relaxing vocals and tepid instrumentals. Today’s dentist office music is not the morgue-like...

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Custom Channels is the Alternative to SiriusXM

We get phone inquiries each day about our music service for business. When we ask “what music service are you currently using” the answer, about a quarter of the time, is “SiriusXM satellite radio”.We also get many inquiries through the contact page our...

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How much would you pay for music in your business?

When music is played in a business, the business owners are required to pay copyright royalties on the songs. By using most credible music services, like Custom Channels, Muzak, Mood Media or RockBot, music licensing is included in the monthly fee along with managing...

read more

No In-Store Music Makes a Bad Impression for Shoppers

I walked into a small retail shop that recently opened in a nearby neighborhood shopping center. I was greeted at the door by a calm, friendly dog. Nice start. The employee towards the back of the store said "hello". I saw no other employees or customers in the store....

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