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When looking for a commercial music streaming service, it's important that you choose one that fits your needs. Using iHeartRadio of Pandora for business use could cause legal issues, especially if you don't have the proper music licenses, so choosing a music streaming service that's licensed for business use is a must.

Here are some things to look for when choosing a music service to use in your business.

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Online vs. Offline

If you're looking for a music streaming service, internet connection probably isn't much of an issue. However, some music streaming services, even for business use, offer offline mode. This can be useful in the event of a non-reliable internet connection. If the internet goes out, the music will keep playing.


You want to have a playlist that strongly reflects your brands personality. This means staying away from top 40 hits, and digging into the deep cuts and putting together a beautiful playlist that builds a strong emotional bond between your brand and your customers. You want a playlist built specifically for your brand, by you or a professional, instead of a generic playlist that's intended for multiple purposes. The music should be a part of a memorable experience you're trying to create for your customers.


Services offering music for business have different catalog sizes, but it isn't the number of songs offered that counts, it's just important that the service has the right music. If a music service only has 1000 songs, but all of them are a perfect fit for your restaurant or retail store, that's perfect.

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