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Music Licensing from a Lawyer’s Point of View

Posted by John on September 10th, 2018

Here’s a well researched article about the legal side of playing music in a restaurant, bar, or in any business. It comes from two lawyers who specialize in communications, technology, media, copyright law and intellectual property matters – experts in the area of music being compliant, legal and licensed when played in a business. Don’t

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No In-Store Music Makes a Bad Impression for Shoppers

Posted by John on August 15th, 2018

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. There was also no music in

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Some Business Owners Like To Play the Songs They Grew Up With

Posted by John on July 9th, 2018

When it comes to selecting what music to play in a business, a lot of consideration goes into two main areas: the customer and the environment. And then there’s a third area that often rises to the top: personal preference. When selecting music for restaurants, retail, medical/dental, grocery or any business space, owner/operators want the

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Music Licensing: A Compliance Risk Often Overlooked By Business Owners

Posted by Dave on May 11th, 2018

As a small (or large!) business owner or manager you undoubtedly have myriad federal, state, and local regulations, taxes, fees, inspections, license, and compliance issues to deal with every day. Not the most fun part of running a business, is it? There’s one licensing and compliance area that many business people overlook, and it’s potentially

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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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