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Tech Revolution for Restaurants – Don’t Overlook the Music Tech Component

Posted by John on April 23rd, 2018

We’ve read that the technology revolution continues in the restaurant industry. What’s less surprising is that the tech that gets the industry stories and blogs is often centered around POS (point-of-sale) and security. That’s partly because there are lots of companies pushing POS and security because of the money associated with POS and security. One

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How To Navigate the Growing Glut of Music Choices

Posted by John on April 9th, 2018

The number of songs being released to the public each year is massive. The amount of music released globally in 2017 is roughly seven times the amount released in 1960, according to data from Discogs.com, a user-generated database of physical recordings. An article in the Wall Street Journal reviews how this glut of music releases,

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You Need Dental Office Music

Posted by Custom Channels on October 17th, 2017

Custom Channels is the music service for dentist offices that believe music plays an important role in their practice. Dental office music is important if you are concerned about a patient’s comfort and enjoyment while visiting. In addition, the right music can also play a role in the productivity and satisfaction of the staff. When

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Why Music for Businesses is So Important

Posted by Custom Channels on September 22nd, 2017

If you have ever been in a store and there was no music to be heard in the background, what was your impression? In all likelihood, you probably felt a little uncomfortable. Too quiet. Perhaps, you felt uncomfortable to the point that you left and went to find a store that felt (and sounded) more

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Music For Businesses

Posted by Custom Channels on August 18th, 2017

You don’t have to be a talented musician to have an appreciation of music, or even a musician with no talent for that matter. Even as a youngster, you likely reacted to music before anything else. And there is no doubt that music has been with you for your entire life and probably helped shape

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Don’t Be a Music Amateur. Go Pro for Your Business.

Posted by John on July 25th, 2017

QUESTION: I play music in my business. Anything wrong with using an iPad playing the same music service I use personally at home and in the car? CUSTOM CHANNELS ANSWER: Consumer music services aren’t designed or programmed to be played in businesses or for the public – they’re for individual use. There are likely to

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Music: An Important Part of This Business Where the Customers are Pets and Their Owners

Posted by John on June 19th, 2017

Custom Channels music plays in all types of businesses. We’re heard in the top-of-mind locations like restaurants, medical/dental offices, retail stores, hotels, barbershops, coffee shops, and spas. And you’ll find us in some surprising locations not normally thought of for music, like a do-it-yourself dog wash facility and gourmet pet deli and bakery! Wag N’

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Dayparting: How Music at a Business Can Best Match the Time of Day

Posted by John on May 16th, 2017

Most businesses play a single music mix through the entire day. That mix can have a lot of variety of asrtists with loads of songs so it sounds good all day. It’s one channel, one playlist, that’s heard at 10am or 10pm, from open til close. This works well because once a business has arrived

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Oh Fudge! Keeping Song Lyrics Safe to Play at Businesses

Posted by John on April 12th, 2017

We are often asked if the music we provide for businesses is screened for content. Are the lyrics safe? Have the curse words been taken out? Do you play explicit content? Screening songs for f***, s***, b**** and other highly offensive words is part of the daily music curation process here at Custom Channels. More

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