Blog: Background Music

The Custom Channels Blog

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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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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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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What’s Brewing? Custom Channels Music is Being Served at Craft Breweries

Posted by John on November 10th, 2016

Bald Man Brewing Company Bellevue Brewing Company Boulder Beer Brewery & Pub Hood Canal Brewery Lone Girl Brewing Company Maritime Pacific Brewing Company Osgood Brewing Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Company State 48 Brewery These are some of the establishments that brew their own beer and also enjoy music by Custom Channels. We love beer

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Do Themed Restaurants Need Themed Music?

Posted by John on September 21st, 2016

I went into a New Orleans themed Cajun restaurant and they were playing Classic Hits from the 70s and 80s. I visited an Asian food restaurant and they were playing mainstream pop music from the past few years. I’ve been at a Mexican food restaurant where mainstream contemporary pop music is playing. When you go

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Dayparting: The Right Music at the Right Time

Posted by John on August 19th, 2016

Most businesses play a single music mix through the entire day. That mix may have a lot of variety in it 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 you’ve got “your sound”

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Is Your Music Style Consistent or Inconsistent?

Posted by John on July 19th, 2016

There’s a restaurant I’ve been to quite a few times, mid-priced broad range of America fare, and recently I realized that the music style was very different each time I went. It really struck me when I heard all Country music playing one day at this restaurant. I asked the owner (who doesn’t know I

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New Oven Technology and New Music Options for Fast Casual Pizza Segment

Posted by John on September 4th, 2015

Have you noticed more new pizza restaurants in your town? Not the old style Pizza Hut sit-down-and-wait-to-order restaurant or the scary guy behind the tall counter slapping barely warm slices on a paper plate at a hole-in-the-wall store front. We’re seeing more innovative, fast casual style, modern feeling, create-your-own pizza restaurants everywhere. Much of the

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