Blog: In-Store Music

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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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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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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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Using Sonos in Your Business? Now Use Custom Channels on Sonos

Posted by John on June 14th, 2016

Our Custom Channels music service is now available on Sonos. For several years we’ve gotten requests from business owners who used a Sonos sound system and were interested in our fully licensed music service. Problem was that the Custom Channels system and the Sonos app didn’t work together. So our developers spent a year creating

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Sneaky Employees Can Mess Up Your Music

Posted by John on April 28th, 2016

This is a topic for anyone who is an owner/manager and supervises employees at a business. Ever had employees switch the in-house music mix? Unfortunately, it happens more often than it should. Typically it happens when the boss/manager has stepped out or has left for the day. As the owner or manager you may not

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Advice for Installing or Remodeling the Sound System in Your Business

Posted by John on February 1st, 2016

Custom Channels delivers a great music experience for businesses of all types. That experience can hinge on the quality and installation of the sound system on which the music is playing. Businesses use professional sound system installation companies to get to job done right, or to re-do a bad sound system job, or to maintain

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