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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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Is Your Brand Missing Out as Consumers Move to Online Radio?

Posted by John on March 13th, 2017

Consumers continue to embrace listening to radio online. Listening continues steady growth now reaching 140 million people in the USA each week – that’s over half of all Americans over 12 years old. Monthly online listening soars to 170 million, almost two-thirds of Americans.               And lest you think

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Worst Songs to Play at a Dentist Office

Posted by John on February 28th, 2017

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 soundtrack of years ago. It can be contemporary, upbeat, fun, pop, classic, rock and foreground. Sometimes

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8th Consecutive Year of Growth for Custom Channels

Posted by John on January 19th, 2017

Custom Channels music service experienced another impressive growth year in 2016. The number of in-store locations that hear Custom Channels music mixes is in the thousands increasing 43% in the past year. We love music and we love our clients that trust us with the sound in their business. Thanks! “There is a large business

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“Music is a Critical Part of that First Moment Experience with Customers”

Posted by John on December 19th, 2016

Great music and great pizza – killer combo! Earlier this year Custom Channels client MOD Pizza was ranked the #1 fastest growing chain restaurant in Technomic’s Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. Being such a fast growing company, MOD gets national media coverage; check out the print and TV attention. You can also read some background

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