I just got a call from a car dealer in Montreal asking for details about playing background music in his showroom. He recently had a visit from a SOCAN Licensing Agent who informed him that he had to pay a fee for playing music in his business establishment. This was new to him and he
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What’s the next music trend?

Where is mainstream music heading? Having caught Tiesto’s set at Ile Sonic in Montreal this past Saturday it’s starting to look like EDM is moving away from BREAK-DROP-BREAK_DROP and adding back melodic elements. It was a great set from someone who has been doing it for a long time. Music trends are always tough to
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Can music really cause city crime rates to decline?

Here is yet another example of the profound effect that music has on behaviour. Roughly 20 years ago New York City was a city ridden with crime. Mayor Rudy Giuliani took over as Mayor in 1993 and presided over one of the quickest and steepest crime rate declines in the history of any US city.
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The New Year is a good time to do it

It’s the beginning of 2014, the holidays are behind us and the mad shopping rush is past. This time of the year often represents a slower period for retail – so why not take the opportunity to review and revamp? Keeping up with the latest retail trends is crucial and there’s nothing like the start
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Beware! Make sure you are paying for the rights to use music in your store or restaurant or this may happen to you!

Restaurants forced to shut down for not having payed for the use of music? If you don’t have a music service company that covers these costs for you make sure you are reaching out to these licensing associations to clear the rights.

In-Store Radio Promotion

Traditionally, to get your music heard and to make money from it, you had to get onto terrestrial radio or video television. With the explosion and proliferation of custom radio channels and playlists in stores, restaurants, boutiques, hotels, malls, supermarkets, gyms, banks and more, where millions are greeted by music selected by an in-store music
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In The Mood for Food!

The latest digital issue of Restaurant Central is online and we are happy to be apart of their “In the mood for food” article and share our thoughts and tips for music in your restaurant.  

Streamit spotlight our TABLE 51 custom channel…

Welcoming, warm and distinctively chic restaurant Table 51 was looking for a unique music service that was cosmopolitan yet inviting and fun to match its distinctive chic ambiance. With the help of Streamit internet radio’s the unique music is provided to the restaurant. [read the rest here]      

Music does make it better!

Your favorite song really does make it all better. Listening  to music that moves you triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in  your brain that also heightens the pleasure you get from sensual experiences  like food and sex, finds a study from McGill University. The key to the dopamine release is that the music must give you
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How to innovate your retail experience in 2012

The start of a new year is the perfect time to look at renewing, reinventing and improving your retail business ! With consumer confidence up and month-to-month shopping on the rise it’s time to make sure that you are setup to increase sales, improve loyalty and grow revenue. Here’s a great article on retail innovation
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