What You Should Know About Playing Music In Your Business

What You Should Know About Playing Music In Your Business

What every restaurant, bar, retail hospitality or public business should know about playing music in their business

Disclaimer: The author of this article does not intend  that the information  provide replace professional legal advice in any way. This article is only intended to provide a short  explanation to the basic legal and business practices associated  with  the playing of  music in a public place and public performance royalties associated  within  the music industry. To gain a better understanding of the law, consult a with a music attorney  or  music licencing agencies listed in this article before playing music in your place of business.


Do I need a license to play music in my establishment?

In most cases the answer is Yes! Some people think that just because they have purchased  music in the form of a CD or MP3 that gives them the right to broadcast music in their place of business. In reality, when you purchase a CD, MP3 or similar product, you are granted the right to non-public performance right of the material for personal use, such as in your home or in your car. If you are using someone else’s copyrighted music, there is a moral and legal obligation to obtain their permission to do so. Although you may have paid for a copy of the music, or are paying a DJ or live band to perform copyrighted music, you are still required by U.S. Copyright Law to obtain the proper licenses for the playback of the songs in a public place.  There are a number of different customer licenses; deciding which license to acquire depends upon your particular intended use. 

What happens if I broadcast copyrighted works without proper license?

If you choose to broadcast copyrighted material without the proper licenses, regardless of how long your business establishment has done so without issue, it is very likely that you can face severe financial penalty fines and sanctions. If a copyright holder or a representative (employee of one of the major performing rights organizations in the United States such as ; ASCAP ,BMI, SESAC, Sound Exchange, or Global Music Rights ) is made aware of your establishment’s unlicensed broadcasting of songs, they can hold you  or your business entity liable for damages.

Performing Rights Organizations routinely send representatives out  to business and into various unlicensed establishments to monitor playlists for music from their repertory. Damages for such infringements range from $750 – $150,000 per song played, depending upon the usage and song in question.

Such an infringement claim usually comes without warning, and many business establishments have been forced to shut their doors as the result of sudden, high-dollar infringement claims.

Keep in mind that any individual suspicious of an unlicensed establishment may report it to the major performing rights organizations for review and possible financial sanctions. As such, it is always in the best interest of the business owner to obtain the appropriate music licenses. Note that you do not need to have authorized a rendition of a copyrighted song, or even have been aware of its performance, in order to be held liable. It is better, easier and most likely cheaper to be safe and license through a “Pro” commercial music service provider.

What is a “Pro”?

Songwriters, composers music publishers and music owners generally join one of five Performing Rights Organizations in the United States that license their work to the public. Those agencies include: the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), SESAC, Global Music Rights and Sound Exchange . The PRO  provides background music services for your business and pays royalties to the Performing Rights Organizations who then pay the owners and musicians of the music that was played at your place of business.

See a sample demand letter from ASCAP shown below.

ASCAP DEMAND LETTER


StoreStreams streaming music for business

StoreStreams provides streaming music for your business. StoreStreams offers a streaming music service that integrates seamlessly with your business that helps create that perfect environment for your customers and employees.  StoreStreams offers retailers restaurants and business owners affordable streaming music service plans for your business that are feature rich and affordable.

StoreStreams offers feature rich streaming music for your business that includes:

  • The latest streaming and audio technology — no discs, no downloading, no satellite dishes, no computers.
  • A Robust Music Catalog
  • New Hit Music Added Weekly
  • Scheduling and Day Parting
  • Customized Music Channels
  • Personalized Commercials and Messaging
  • Integrated Playback Solution “Web or Hardware”
  • 100% Worry Free With All Royalties and Licensing Fess Included
  • Easy Streaming Hardware Solutions: Including PC, Tablet, Smart Phone and Internet Radio Receivers
  • A Business Music Service That Is Scalable To Any Size businesses and franchises
  • Simple Pricing – Business Music Service plans starting at $20.00 a month

StoreStreams is now available in the United States and Canada

StoreStreams is now available for U.S and Canadian business looking for a commercial background foreground music provider. StoreStreams  is fully licensed in the United States and in Canda and pays music royalties to ASCAPBMISESACGlobal Music RightsSOCAN & RESOUND.


Other links with more information about playing music in your business

About StoreStreams Streaming Music Service for your business

StoreStreams is the turnkey streaming music service for your business. The Store Streams background music service is a streaming media solution that integrates seamlessly within your business environment. With StoreStreams your business has access to the best in today’s hit music and a wide ranging music catalog to create the perfect vibe for your business!

StoreStreams Inc.
15803 Windermere Drive Suite 301 D
Pflugerville TX 78660
1-866-775-1013

 

StoreStreams Streaming Music For Business

StoreStreams Streaming Music For Business

Streaming Music For Business

StoreStreams provides streaming music for business solutions that are ideal for any business owner that is looking for a background music service for their business. StoreStreams offers a streaming music service that integrates seamlessly with your business, that helps create that perfect environment for your customers and employees.  StoreStreams offers retailers restaurant and business owners affordable streaming music service plans that are feature rich and affordable .

StoreStreams streaming music for business

Feature Rich Streaming Music For Business

StoreStreams offers feature rich streaming music for your business that includes:

  • The latest streaming and audio technology — no discs, no downloading, no satellite dishes, no computers.
  • A Robust Music Catalog
  • New Hit Music Added Weekly
  • Scheduling and Day Parting
  • Customized Music Channels
  • Personalized Commercials and Messaging
  • Integrated Playback Solution “Web or Hardware”
  • 100% Worry Free With All Royalties and Licensing Fess Included
  • Easy Streaming Hardware Solutions: Including PC, Tablet, Smart Phone and Internet Radio Receivers
  • A Business Music Service That Is Scalable To Any Size businesses and franchises
  • Simple Pricing – Business Music Service plans starting at $20.00 a month

 About StoreStreams Streaming Music Service for your business

StoreStreams is the turnkey streaming music service for your business. The Store Streams background music service is a streaming media solution that integrates seamlessly within your business environment. With StoreStreams your business has access to the best in today’s hit music and a wide ranging music catalog to create the perfect vibe for your business!

StoreStreams Inc.
15803 Windermere Drive Suite 301 D
Pflugerville TX 78660
Phone: 1-866-775-1013
http://storestreams.com

StoreStreams Streaming Music Service

StoreStreams Streaming Music Service

Streaming Music Service For Your Business

Are you looking for a streaming music service for your business. StoreStreams offers a streaming music service that integrates seamlessly with your business that helps create that perfect environment for your customers and employees. StoreStreams offers retailers restaurants and business owners an affordable streaming music service that is feature rich and affordable.

 The StoreStreams streaming music service offers a simple solutions that offers

• The latest streaming and audio technology — no discs, no downloading, no satellite dishes, no computers.
• A Robust Music Catalog
• New Hit Music Added Weekly
• Scheduling and Day Parting
• Customized Music Channels
• Personalized Commercials and Messaging
• Integrated Playback Solution “Web or Hardware”
• 100% Worry Free With All Royalties and Licensing Fess Included
• Easy Streaming Hardware Solutions: Including PC, Tablet, Smart Phone and Internet Radio Receivers
• A Business Music Service That Is Scalable To Any Size businesses and franchises
• Simple Pricing – Business Music Service plans starting at $20.00 a month

StoreStreams Plays Hit Music

StoreStreams plays the hit music of today and yesterday by the artists you know and love. StoreStreams is completely scalable and customizable for any size retail location no matter if you have one or one thousand retail locations. Business Music Service for plans start at $20.00 a month.

 About StoreStreams Streaming Music Service

StoreStreams is the turnkey streaming music service for your business. The Store Streams background music service is a streaming media solution that integrates seamlessly within your business environment. With StoreStreams your business has access to the best in today’s hit music and a wide ranging music catalog to create the perfect vibe for your business! StoreStreams is available for U.S and Canadian businesses.


Contact StoreStreams Today
StoreStreams Inc.
15803 Windermere Drive Suite 301 D
Pflugerville TX 78660
Phone: 1-866-775-1013
http://storestreams.com

StoreStreams is the alternative solution to Mood Music

StoreStreams is the alternative solution to Mood Music

Consider StoreStreams as your alternative solution to the Mood Music service

Does your current background music supplier have you in a bad mood? Are you looking for an alternative to replace Mood Music because of:

  • Repetitive playlist
  • Limited song selection
  • Outdated playlist
  • No ability to add or remove songs
  • Lengthy, auto-renewing contracts
  • No Internet streaming options
  • Pricey Contracts

Then look no further because StoreStreams has the background music service you are looking for.

StoreStreams alternative to Mood Music

At StoreStreams we always get inquiries from business owners looking for an alternative solution to the Mood Media background music service.
Some of the comments we receive have been:

  • “I currently have Mood Music and I am looking for an affordable solution before signing another contract”.
  • “I currently use Mood Media in several locations. I am looking for cost effective and simple way of getting music into all of my stores across the country.”
  • “Would StoreStreams be able to replace the existing Mood Media Music Service, and what other channels of music can I choose from?”
  • “I’m exploring alternatives to the MOOD/Muzak service being provided at the office buildings I manage. I need something more cost effective”
  • “I currently use Mood Media at our corporate and franchised retail locations. I am looking for an alternative solution. Could someone please contact me asap.”

StoreStreams Offers a robust alternative to the Mood Media background music service.

 StoreStreams offers simple solutions that offer

  • The latest streaming and audio technology — no discs, no downloading, no satellite dishes, no computers.
  • A Robust Music Catalog
  • New Hit Music Added Weekly
  • Scheduling and Day Parting
  • Customized Music Channels
  • Personalized Commercials and Messaging
  • Integrated Playback Solution “Web or Hardware”
  • 100% Worry Free With All Royalties and Licensing Fess Included
  • Easy Streaming Hardware Solutions: Including PC, Tablet, Smart Phone and Internet Radio
  • A Business Music Service That Is Scalable To Any Size businesses and franchises
  • Simple Pricing – Business Music Service plans starting at $20.00 a month

Look to StoreStreams as the alternative to:

  • Mood Music
  • Rockbot
  • DMX Music
  • Play Networks
  • SiriusXM music for business
  • Pandora for business

About StoreStreams Business Music Service

StoreStreams is the turnkey background music solution for your business. The Store Streams music service is a streaming media solution that integrates seamlessly within your business environment. With StoreStreams your business has access to the best in today’s hit music and a wide ranging music catalog to create the perfect vibe for your business!

StoreStreams Inc.
15803 Windermere Drive Suite 301 D
Pflugerville TX 78660
1-866-775-1013

Affordable business music service tailored to your business

Affordable business music service tailored to your business

 Business music service tailored to your business

StoreStreams offers affordable business music services that are tailored to your business. The StoreStreams business music service is the best choice for retailers, hotels, banks, bars and restaurants across the United States and Canada.

Set The Tone Of Your Business

set the tone of your business storestreams

The right background music can make your customers and employees happy. Your business music service should provide the right atmosphere to help boost employee moral and make your customers happy. StoreStreams offers over 25 commercial-free music channels that span over a dozen genres. It’s no wonder that the StoreStreams business music service is the best choice for restaurants, offices, banks, retailers and businesses of all types and sizes.

StoreStreams music channels are created by expert sound designers that tailor music playlist to match your business enviroment. StoreStreams works with you to understand your customers demographic, the type of business you have and the type of atomosphere you want to project to your customers.

It’s all this that sets StoreStreams apart from other business music services.

StoreStreams Plays Hit Music

StoreStreams plays the hit music of today and yesterday by the artists you know and love. StoreStreams is completely scalable and customizable for any size retail location no matter if you have one or one thousand retail locations. Business Music Service for plans start at $20.00 a month.
StoreStreams Business Music Systems

StoreStreams also offers equipment / software solutions ranging from just the music subscription plan to a complete AMP, Speakers, and music system for your business. We have a solution for any size business

StoreStreams is available for U.S and Canadian businesses.

StoreStreams Business Music Service Offers

  • A Robust Music Catalog
  • New Hit Music Added Weekly
  • Scheduling and Day Parting
  • Customized Music Channels
  • Personalized Commercials and Messaging
  • Integrated Playback Solution “Web or Hardware”
  • 100% Worry Free With All Royalties and Licensing Fess Included
  • Easy Streaming Hardware Solutions: Including PC, Tablet, Smart Phone and Internet Radio
  • A Background Music Service That Is Scalable To Any Size Bar
  • Simple Pricing – Background Music Service plans starting at $20.00 a month

A broadaband internet connection is required to use the StoreStreams business music service.

For more information visit http://storestreams.com

Inter-M ASP-100 Commercial Grade Internet Radio Reciever

Inter-M ASP-100 Commercial Grade Internet Radio Reciever

Inter-M And StoreStreams bring you the ASP-100. The ASP -100 is a commercial grade internet radio receiver designed specifically for background music service applications.

Inter-M ASP 100 Commercial Grade Internet Radio Receiver Price for Inter-M ASP 100 Commercial Grade Internet Radio Receiver

Inter-M ASP-100 Overview

The Inter-M ASP 100 is a commercial grade Internet Radio Receiver that is affordable priced.  The ASP-100 plays live streaming Shoutcast and Icecast audio streams via IP networks. The ASP 100 is supported by an application specific firmware that allows for continuous audio streaming.  The ASP-100 is designed for commercial use and to be used as a background music audio receiver for business environments.  The ASP 100 has a built in adjustable buffer to help in demanding bandwidth situations for smooth  live Internet radio streaming. The ASP-100 is the ideal business music player for restaurants, hotels, bars retail outlets and waiting rooms.

Bundle the ASP-100 with a StoreStreams business music audio feed and you have a rock solid background music solution for your business

ASP100 Offers Robust Internet Radio Play Back

The device is designed for optimized reliability and  functionality with the ability of decoding live HTTP / MP3 Shoutcast & Icecast audio streams, taking advantage of both playback modes on a single device.


ASP-100 Features

  • MP3  CBR Decoding
  • Line Level Output (Stereo)
  • Playback of live audio streams (HTTP )
  • Embedded Real Time Clock
  • Web UI for remote control, status and configuration
  • Supply Voltage 5 VDC
  • Low Power consumption (max. 2W)

Applications

  • Internet Radio Receiver
  • In Store Audio Receiver
  • Streaming Radio Receiver
  • Background Music in Retail and Hospitality Environments

Designed in Korea and specifically for In-store Radio Background Music Applications, Internet Radio, Entertainment and Broadcast applications alike.

StoreStreams Business Music Systems for Restaurants

StoreStreams Business Music Systems for Restaurants

Business Music Systems for Restaurants

StoreStreams offers a complete business music systems for restaurants of all sizes that are in need of a background music system for their restaurant or bar.  StoreStreams offers complete Restaurant Music Systems that are easy to install and affordable priced.

StoreStreams has you covered offering everything from commercial grade Internet radio receivers, power amps and speakers.

StoreStreams Offers Affordable Restaurant Music Systems

StoreStreams Offers The Best Streaming Music Service For  Your  Restaurant Business

After all, what makes a restaurant a particular type of restaurant?  Well, the food, yes.  But second on that list is the Music.  After all, Have you ever heard of a Mexican Restaurant playing Opera?  An Italian Restaurant with Modern Alternative?  A Nouveau Cuisine Restaurant playing country?  “NO WAY!” on all fronts… The background music makes or breaks the vibe of the restaurant!

Get a vibe update for your restaurant or bar from StoreStreams

StoreStreams Background Music Service  For Restaurants & Bars

The StoreStreams business music service offers preprogrammed as well as custom  radio channels for restaurants that are fully licensed and 100% legal.  StoreStreams plays the hit music of today and yesterday by the artists you know and love. A StoreStreams solution is completely scalable for any size restaurant location no matter if you have one or one thousand restaurant locations.  Even the different parts of the restaurant can have its own music.  You can create a fun and lively atmosphere in the bar area to make the wait for tables seem like less of a wait.  The dining area may be more relaxed.  Business Music System plans start at $20.00 a month.  StoreStreams can help you develop a solution that includes everything from the music itself to all the hardware it is played upon!

StoreStreams Business Music Service Offers:

  • A Robust Music Catalog
  • New Hit Music Added Weekly
  • Scheduling and Day Parting
  • Customized Music Channels
  • Personalized Commercials and Messaging
  • Integrated Playback Solution “Web or Hardware”
  • 100% Worry Free With All Royalties and Licensing Fess Included
  • Easy Streaming Hardware Solutions: Including PC, Tablet, Smart Phone and Internet Radio
  • A Business Music Service That Is Scalable To Any Size Restaurant
  • Simple Pricing – Business Music System plans starting at $20.00 a month
About StoreStreams Business Music Systems

StoreStreams is the turnkey  music service for your business. The Store Streams music system is a streaming media solution that integrates seamlessly within your restaurant or bar. StoreStreams offers amps, speakers and internet radio receivers to stream its music service to your business.  With the StoreStreams Music Service  your business has access to the best in today’s hit music and a wide ranging music catalog to create the perfect vibe for your restaurant!

StoreStreams Inc.
15803 Windermere Drive Suite 301 D
Pflugerville TX 78660
1-886-775-1013
http://storestreams.com

StoreStreams Launches Auto Dealer Radio

StoreStreams Launches Auto Dealer Radio

Media Contact: 
Chuck Odom 
StoreStreams, Inc.
15803 Windermere, Suite 301D 
Pflugerville, TX 78660 
866/775-1013 
codom@storestreams.com 
www.StoreStreams.com or 
www.AutoDealerRadio.com

StoreStreams Announces the Launch of “Auto Dealer Radio”

The first fully licensed and customizable background music and messaging service designed exclusively for Automobile Dealerships

Austin, TX – March 31, 2016 —  StoreStreams is excited to announce the launch of Auto Dealer Radio to help grow dealer sales opportunities.  Auto Dealer Radio is a customized business music and messaging solution.  It enhances existing marketing campaigns and generates product interest through a fully integrated background business music system.  Auto Dealer Radio’s customers are assigned their own music manager to create a perfect music mix while incorporating current specials, incentives, or products to support your dealership goals.

StoreStreams believes Auto Dealer Radio will engage the most loyal of dealership customers; those that service their cars in the service department.  There are new interest rates, rebates, tire specials, brake and service specials, custom wheels, and even new models of cars your most dedicated customers may not be aware of when they are already in your dealership.  Auto Dealer Radio helps you:

  • Increase new sales by keeping customers in the dealership longer
  • Increase sales by drawing service department customers into the showroom
  • Increase service department sales through dealer advertisements mixed with music
  • Keep employees better engaged through music which also helps them enjoy their jobs
  • Introduce new services or specials through custom messages in minutes, not days or weeks

“It is a proven fact that the longer someone is ANY store, the more likely they are to buy”  stated Auto Dealer Marketing Guru Bobby Walenta of Direct Results Marketing.  He continued “One of the best ways to keep someone in your store is making them feel comfortable and at ease.  That is accomplished with the StoreStreams product and their perfect mix of music and messaging.”

StoreStreams is offering a free month of service to get started during the introductory period.  Call StoreStreams at 866/775-1013 before April 30th to sign your dealership up for this special offer.

About StoreStreams

StoreStreams is the turnkey business music and messaging service that integrates seamlessly within retail environments, providing access to a wide-ranging music catalog that complements the atmosphere of any business.  Founded by musicians and music lovers, StoreStreams creates customized, branded radio channels that remove the elevator music stigma, and is driven by technology that ensures the highest quality sound.  StoreStreams guarantees the highest possible uptime for live streaming services without interruption through its regionalized, redundant server environments, offering reliable and scalable services for both the single retail storefront and large business networks with thousands of locations.

StoreStreams Business Music & Messaging Service

StoreStreams Business Music & Messaging Service

Business Music Service For Auto Dealers

The use of business music services by auto dealers is now a requirement for most dealerships. Music gives the auto dealers a chance to entertain their customers so that they will stay longer within their dealership. However, the use of copyrighted music has its limitations and legalities . Businesses can avert such limitations by hiring a music service that is licensed to provide commercial background music services. StoreStreams provides a commercial background music and messaging service that is tailored for the Auto Retail industry.

Buying a car is a major decision in ones life and can be stressful at times. The best way to make customers feel more relaxed and eventually buy more while at your car dealership is to give them light and a stress-free atmosphere. StoreStreams helps you achieve such an environment by programming a music channel that is set to elicit a particular mood within the dealership. The music service works best if it is themed for your business and allows for branding and business messaging.  StoreStreams delivers your messaging highlighting additional options, financing opportunities or even service specials.

StoreStreams auto dealer banner

StoreStreams Auto Dealer Radio

StoreStreams employs its expertise and research to market your services and products using custom music programming and messaging tailored for your customer demographic. This product for the Auto Retail Industry is called Auto Dealer Radio. StoreStreams provides a programmed music mix that is branded especially for you therefore, providing an additional tools to reach your customers while they are waiting or browsing at your dealership.

StoreStreams also offers these music services at very affordable rates and their service offerings are completely scalable no matter how many locations your dealership has. Additionally, the Business Music & Messaging Service on offer are unique to your business complete with your branding and messaging.

Music Helps Create Your Dealership Identity

StoreStreams tailors Business Music & Messaging services for businesses that want to market their products using the least crowded means available. Research has shown that there is an association to identity that music provides. Music also creates an calming effect that includes putting customers at ease while shopping. Needles to say that buying a car can be one of the biggest decisions a consumer will make in his or her lifetime. Music helps make the experience less stressful and consequently, many people are not resistant to it. The background music is also a common phenomenon in entertainment, and thus, people can easily identify with it.

Finally, the use of appropriately composed music keeps the employees entertained and they will enjoy their work. Stress-free employees within your dealership imply that you have no problem managing them. Easier management will, in turn, allow you to concentrate on improving your business and making more profit in the end.

StoreStreams Business Music Service Offers

  • A Robust Music Catalog
  • New Hit Music Added Weekly
  • Scheduling and Day Parting
  • Customized Music Channels
  • Personalized Commercials and Messaging
  • Integrated Playback Solution “Web or Hardware”
  • 100% Worry Free With All Royalties and Licensing Fess Included
  • Easy Streaming Hardware Solutions: Including PC, Tablet, Smart Phone and Internet Radio
  • A Business Music Service That Is Scalable To Any Size Restaurant
  • Simple Pricing – Business Music Service plans starting at $20.00 a month

About StoreStreams Business Music Service

StoreStreams is the turnkey business music service for your auto dealership. The Store Streams music service is a streaming media solution that integrates seamlessly within your business environment. With StoreStreams your business has access to the best in today’s hit music and a wide ranging music catalog to create the perfect vibe for your business!

StoreStreams Inc.
15803 Windermere Drive Suite 301 D
Pflugerville TX 78660
www.storestreams.com