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High Music Repetition on Sirius/XM

Posted by John on March 13th, 2010

We’ve talked to people in retail, restaurants and offices who use Sirius/XM satellite radio. The word that keeps being repeated is “repetition.” Employees tell us they hear the same songs repeated all the time on Sirius/XM radio channels. It’s no wonder. We looked at how often the same songs got played during the week of March 6-12, 2010, on some of the Sirius/XM channels being used in offices and in stores.
Same song got played…
Sirius Hits-1 124 times weekly / 18 times daily?Pink Channel 95 times weekly / 14 times daily?Kiss 89 times weekly / 13 times daily?Pulse 69 times weekly / 10 times daily
BPM 62 times weekly / 9 times daily?Nashville Country 56 times weekly / 8 times daily
The Highway (Country) 44 times / 6 times daily
Spectrum 42 times / 6 times daily?Mix 37 times weekly / 5 times daily
Alt Nation 36 times / 5 times daily?Blend 34 times weekly / 5 times daily
We know that “repetition” is one of the main complaints about other music services like Muzak, Sirius/XM and PlayNetworks. Sirius/XM is built more for in-and-out listening, mostly in-car commuting listening, more than all day, at-work, leave-it-on listening.
Repeating the same songs gives your business little diversity and variety, unless you constantly switch to different channels and that’s a hassle.  We believe music is key ingredient to happy employees.  And happy employees leads to happy customers.
We design Custom Channels for businesses without relying on a small, repetitive music library. Our Custom Channel for Whole Foods currently has about 3,000 songs and still adding. Another example of less repetitive music service is our Smile Radio service.  It’s designed for an 8 hour workday in dental offices. Our Pop Smile channel plays the most popular songs about 14 times a week. Smile One and Lite Smile channels (similar to The Blend or Mix on Sirius/XM) play some songs a maximum of once a day.  And Adult Rock Smile (similar to Sirius/XM Spectrum) is once a day max.  We believe one channel doesn’t fit all businesses.  That’s why we’re Custom Channels.

We’ve talked to people in retail, restaurants and offices who use Sirius/XM satellite radio. The word that keeps being repeated is “repetition.” Owners and employees tell us they hear the same songs repeated all the time on Sirius/XM radio channels. It’s no wonder. We looked at how often the same songs got played during the week of March 6-12, 2010, on some of the Sirius/XM channels being used in offices and in stores.

Same song got played…

  • Sirius Hits-1 124 times weekly / 18 times daily
  • Pink Channel 95 times weekly / 14 times daily
  • Kiss 89 times weekly / 13 times daily
  • Pulse 69 times weekly / 10 times daily
  • BPM 62 times weekly / 9 times daily
  • Nashville Country 56 times weekly / 8 times daily
  • The Highway (Country) 44 times / 6 times daily
  • Spectrum 42 times / 6 times daily
  • Mix 37 times weekly / 5 times daily
  • Alt Nation 36 times / 5 times daily
  • Blend 34 times weekly / 5 times daily

We know that repetition is one of the main complaints about other music services like Sirius/XM satellite radio, Muzak and PlayNetworks. Sirius/XM is built more for in-and-out listening, mostly in-car commuting listening, more than for all day, at-work, leave-it-on listening.

Repeating the same songs gives your business little diversity and variety, unless you constantly switch to different channels and that’s a hassle.  We believe music is a key ingredient to happy employees.  And happy employees leads to happy customers.

We design Custom Channels for businesses without relying on a small, repetitive music library. Our Custom Channel for Whole Foods currently has about 3,000 songs and we’re still adding. Another example of a less repetitive music service is our Smile Radio channels.  It’s designed for an 8 hour workday in dental offices. Our Pop Smile channel plays the most popular songs about 14 times a week. Smile One and Lite Smile channels (similar to The Blend or Mix on Sirius/XM) play some songs a maximum of once a day.  And Adult Rock Smile (similar to Sirius/XM Spectrum) is once a day max. We believe one channel doesn’t fit all businesses.  That’s why we’re Custom Channels.

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