Blog: Playlists and Music Curation

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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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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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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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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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How to Improve the Sound of Your Business through Dayparting

Posted by John on December 14th, 2015

One of the advantages of working with a professional music service is that we can schedule different music for different times of the day or different days of the week. It’s called dayparting. We all have experienced it in our own personal life that Friday night feels different from Saturday midday feels different from Monday

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Today’s Match: ReMix versus Pandora. Who Wins in a Business Bout?

Posted by Dave on November 10th, 2015

OK, before I get email from my friends at Pandora, let me just say I like and respect Pandora. They’ve done a great job of becoming a household name for millions of users and they’ve grown into being by far the largest consumer streaming music platform in the U.S. Those of us who use Pandora

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