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The Myth of Importing Spotify Playlists for Business Music

Using a personal music service like Spotify in your business is increasingly common these days. But what most people don’t realize—and often end up finding out the hard way—is that using Spotify in a commercial environment is illegal. Not only does it violate...

How to Get Clean Music for Business

For businesses that want to sound fresh and current, keeping up with contemporary music trends presents a challenge: modern music—especially the chart-toppers—are often rife with expletives in their lyrics, and even their song titles. While this may not be a problem...

Using Sonos in Your Business for High-Quality, Legal Music

Sonos speakers offer flexibility and high-quality audio for personal and commercial environments. While they were originally built for enjoying audio in your home, Sonos speakers can be an excellent way to power the music in your business. Luckily for business owners,...

Using Sonos in Your Business for High-Quality, Legal Music

Sonos speakers offer flexibility and high-quality audio for personal and commercial environments. While they were originally built for enjoying audio in your home, Sonos speakers can be an excellent way to power the music in your business. Luckily for business owners,...

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The Power of Quality Promotional Content in Your Music Mix

Beyond Background Music. We’ve stood by this motto for years here at Custom Channels. For many of our retail and restaurant clients, going Beyond Background Music includes delivering quality promotional content alongside a great song selection. One place you’ve likely...

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ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees

As if businesses didn't have enough to worry about in terms of increased costs and regulations, now we learn that businesses that play music could be paying a lot more in music licensing costs if the U.S. Department of Justice scraps or modifies nearly 80-year-old...

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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...

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Style Selection Gets a Fresh Look—Plus, Some New Choices!

Choosing the music in your business never looked so good! We’ve given the Style selection page a fresh look that makes it easier to read, sort, and quickly see what choices you’ve made. ReMix customers can create playlists that mix-and-match our professionally curated...

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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 web site from...

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