Turn On Joy With SiriusXM Holiday Channels

Holly will feature contemporary holiday background music featuring songs by Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Rod Stewart, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Chicago, Josh Groban, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Idina Menzel, and more. (November 1 – December 30)
Holiday Traditions will feature holiday recordings from the ‘40s through the ‘60s by artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff and Nat “King” Cole. (November 1 – December 30)
Holiday Pops will feature classical Christmas carols and holiday favorites performed by the greatest classical artists of all-time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, New York Philharmonic, King’s College Choir, Boston Pops and Thomas Hampson. (December 4 – December 26)
Country Christmas will feature a wide-ranging assortment of country Christmas music, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum. (December 4 – December 26)
Navidad will feature Latin holiday music and traditional sounds, including Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Aventura, Marco Antonio Solís and Christina Aguilera. (November 27 – January 7)
Holiday Soul will feature Classic soul and Motown holiday background music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, along with R&B holiday music from the ‘80s and early ‘90s, including Aretha Franklin, Temptations, James Brown, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dionne Warwick, The Jackson 5, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The O’Jays, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton. (December 4 – December 26)
Radio Hanukkah will feature an extensive collection of Hanukkah-themed music, including contemporary, traditional and children’s selections as well as daily reflections and prayers related to the holiday. (December 12 – December 21)
New Year’s Nation is custom-created to serve as the ultimate soundtrack to New Year’s Eve parties around the country. The channel will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM’s music platform. (December 30 – January 2)

Soundtrack your Halloween with spine-chilling songs & sounds that’ll fuel your business!

SCREAM will be the soundtrack to your Halloween weekend. Mixing creepy sound effects, music and atmosphere, SCREAM provides the perfect Halloween background music, setting a festive tone for that spooky “Haunted House” vibe in your office or business. There will be no logo change, and labeling on XM satellite radios will simply read as “Scream.”

To celebrate Halloween, SiriusXM will launch SCREAM from Friday, October 27 (starting at 12:00am ET) through Wednesday, November 1 (ending at 3:00am ET) on the following channels:

  • Channel 145 on the Business Satellite Service (please note that this channel will not available on all radios);
  • Channel 709 on the Business Internet Service.

Additionally, SCREAM will simulcast on The Verge (channel 173) from Tuesday, October 31 (starting at 12:00pm/Noon ET) through Wednesday, November 1 (ending at 3:00am ET).

 

5 Reasons You Need SiriusXM Business Music in Your Physical Therapy Practice

SiriusXM Music for Business is a specialty service uniquely suited to work in your physical therapy practice. Adding SiriusXM Business to your practice will drive an immediate noticeable improvement in the mood of your clinic and the outcomes of your patients. Read below for the top 5 reasons you need SiriusXM Business Music in your Physical Therapy Practice.

1. Music Licensing is Covered

Let’s start with licensing. Physical therapy offices often tell us that they are concerned about playing any background office music because of licensing concerns. And it’s true. Any music played in a commercial setting must be appropriately licensed. Licensing agencies like ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC actively seek out businesses using unlicensed music and asses fines and penalties. These agencies are actually enforcing U.S. copyright law by collecting royalty fees and paying them to the musicians and songwriters that created the music.

The good news is that SiriusXM Music for Business is a licensed commercial service, which means that all licensing fees are included in the low monthly subscription rate. This means it is 100% legal to play in your physical therapy clinic. Remember, consumer services like Pandora, Spotify, FM radio, personal playlists, and even SiriusXM consumer subscriptions are illegal to use in a business. This is why SiriusXM makes a business service that includes specific content, programming, and channels designed just for business. SiriusXM Business service takes the licensing worry off the table for good.

2. Engages Elderly Patients

Geriatric physical therapy is a segment on the rise as baby boomers age into their late 60s and early 70s. This generation is using physical therapy at a rate never seen before as a means to maintain their quality of life. It is important to have a background office music service with enough variety to satisfy the needs of these older patients.

SiriusXM Business is the perfect music service to connect with the inner vitality of your more-seasoned patients. SiriusXM’s award-winning Decades Channels give you one-touch access to channels that play music from each decade starting in 1940 and continuing into the 2000s. Do you have a patient that loves music from the 1960s? No problem. Tune to SiriusXM Channel ‘60s Pop Hits and watch your patient move like they did in their younger years. Connecting older patients to their youth through music is the best way to get those muscles, tendons, and joints moving freely again.

3. Brightens Frequent Appointments

Physical therapy is a process that takes a series of treatment sessions to produce positive outcomes. Depending on the patient need, visits may be as often as several times each week. Furthermore, some treatment programs may extend for several months.

By adding physical therapy music into the office, each appointment becomes a unique experience. SiriusXM Business allows you to change musical genres on a regular basis so that your patients experience different songs, rhythms and beats with each visit. Keeping the environment lively and fresh is a key benefit of SiriusXM in your physical therapy clinic. The music will keep your patients looking forward to each session.

4. Makes Appointments Go By Faster

Some treatment protocols require the use of repetitive motions. These movements are often repeated during each appointment. Although necessary, patients often tell us that these sessions are boring and that time seems to drag on forever.

SiriusXM licensed background music helps to change this perception. The right music played during a session provides a welcomed mental distraction for patients. As patients go through the physical motions, the music shifts their focus from the boredom of the treatment to the interest of the music. The end result is the feeling that time has passed quickly, making the visit more pleasurable than it would have been without music.

5. Perks Up Your Employees

In the physical therapy world, most of the music benefits are associated with patient care, but the right music will also affect the attitude and energy of your employees. Each day your therapists and associates walk into the office with a purpose. They come to work on a mission to inspire, coach, and heal their patients. As we know, employees are human beings with emotions, which means that music can have a positive effect on them as well. Your employees will see the addition of SiriusXM to your clinic as a massive perk.

Working with patients to select a music channel is fun, entertaining, and creates a way for your therapists to connect personally with their patients. Most of our clients tell us that their employees love the SiriusXM Business music and the positive changes it makes to the vibe of the clinic. The music becomes a tool that helps to motivate and inspire your employees, which translates into a more positive clinic environment and more positive patient outcomes.

There is no doubt that physical therapy clinics have very specific musical needs, and SiriusXM Music for Business is uniquely suited to work in this space. As discussed, using SiriusXM Business music in your physical therapy clinic can have an immediate positive impact on patient perceptions, clinical outcomes, and employee morale.

Contact Dynamic Media today at 1-800-684-7050 to discuss adding SiriusXM physical therapy music clinic. Our team of experts will help you select the right equipment for your location and get your clinic up and running in no time flat.

The Beatles Channel: Coming Exclusively to SiriusXM

Come Together for the Revolution, and Help! us make music history.

The Beatles’ first-ever official radio channel — The Beatles Channel — is coming exclusively to SiriusXM radio on May 18 at 9:09 am ET on Channel 18.

Celebrating popular music’s most legendary and influential band, The Beatles Channel has been created by SiriusXM to present unique and exclusive programming in collaboration with and fully authorized by The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. The Beatles Channel will also be available online and through the SiriusXM app.

The Beatles Channel on SiriusXM will showcase all-things-Beatles with regular and special programming spanning the history-making careers of the band and its members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The channel will explore The Beatles’ entire career including their hits and deeper tracks, live recordings, rarities, and solo albums, while also spotlighting musicians who have inspired, and have drawn inspiration from, The Beatles.

“I still remember the thrill of when we first heard our music on the radio,” McCartney said. “But I don’t think any of us would have imagined that we’d have our very own Beatles radio channel more than 50 years later. The SiriusXM channel will have it all, 8 Days a Week.”

Ringo Starr added: “Great news, The Beatles will have their own channel on SiriusXM. Now you can listen to The Beatles, Any Time at All. Peace & Love.”

The Beatles Channel will present a curated mix of music tailored to a wide range of Beatles fans and users of background music services, along with a variety of regular shows and specials, including:

Breakfast with The Beatles

A daily morning show hosted by musician and lifelong Beatles aficionado Chris Carter, featuring music, stories and all things Beatles.

A Day in the Life

A daily feature noting milestones in the lives and career of The Beatles.

My Fab Four

A daily guest DJ session, hosted by musicians influenced by The Beatles, celebrities, and super-fan listeners, each playing their four favorite Beatles songs.

Beatle Bites

A daily “name the song” quiz featuring a short snippet of a Beatles recording.

A Dedicated Phone Number

844-999-BEATLES is a dedicated line for fans to make requests and share their Beatles stories.

The Fab Fourum

A live weekly call-in roundtable Beatles internet radio show hosted by veteran broadcaster Dennis Elsas; TV producer and author Bill Flanagan; and panelists including authors, musicians and fans.

Peter Asher: From Me To You

He sang Beatles compositions as a member of Peter & Gordon, was part of the formation of Apple Records and went on to become a multiple Grammy-winning producer and much more. Now, his stories come to life in this exclusive weekly series.

Magical Mini Concert

A weekly fantasy concert featuring live music from The Beatles and their solo works.

Northern Songs with Bill Flanagan

A regular show from TV producer and author Flanagan, focusing on themes that tell the story of The Beatles, their music and the effect it had on generations of fans.

Get Back: The Beatles in Britain

A monthly show recorded in and around London and Liverpool that offers the UK perspective of the Beatles phenomenon, hosted by Geoff Lloyd.

Top 5 Reasons to Use SiriusXM Background Music in Your Dental Office

Top 5 Reasons to Use SiriusXM Background Music in Your Dental Office

It’s a reality that most people don’t look forward to their appointments at the dentist. Professionals try to make the experience as welcoming as possible, which keeps the patients coming back for regular appointments. Adding office background music is a subtle way to calm and affect patients’ minds in a positive manner. SiriusXM radio is a paid service that offers music 24 hours a day. Your office can significantly benefit from this dentist office music choice because of several reasons. Explore how adding waiting room music with SiriusXM radio can change your dental practice with just a few songs.

1. Wide-Variety of Channels

When you subscribe to SiriusXM background music services, you’re greeted by over 100 channels. In fact, you might find the selections so intriguing that you’ll want to experiment with different channels every day. These channels aren’t repetitive variations within one genre either. Discover 12 genres that are truly different from each other. Choose one genre for an entire week, but then switch it to another type next week. Both your employees and patients will anticipate the change as they enjoy the eclectic, subtle background music mixture.

2. No Interruptions

If you’ve listened to standard dental office radio selections before, most of the time is devoted to commercials, station identifications and random banter. Your patients deserve a relaxing environment where the music takes them away from their dental concerns. With SiriusXM, everyone enjoys the pure music. No commercials play during the subscription. Your monthly payment covers any advertising costs that are normally required of standard radio. The day will fly by with constant dental office music playing song after song.

3. Distracts Nervous Patients

Dental patients can be in the evaluation chair for 20 minutes or longer. For most of this time period, they have their eyes closed as dental tools work on their teeth. Because many patients are nervous about their appointments, playing soothing background music while their eyes are closed creates a relaxed atmosphere. The patient may even relax their body so that the dentist can easily access the back molars.

4. Lifts Employees’ Spirits

It’s important to realize that the employees’ happiness at work counts too. With a wide variety of music being played for eight hours straight, workers can groove to the beat as they keep up with the patient load. In many cases, the employees are happier with music in the background.

5. Keeps Your Office Legal

It’s important to use a licensed music service like SiriusXM music for business in your dentist office. FM radio, personal playlists, and personal services like Pandora and Spotify are illegal to use in any business setting. There are agencies like ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC that actively check with businesses to make sure they are using a licensed service. If your office is using unlicensed service, these agencies will assess large fines. Be sure to use a licensed service like SiriusXM music for business to keep your office safe and legal.

Choose your SiriusXM music for business today by listening to a few sample channels. There’s a genre for almost every office culture. Whether you want country or easy listening, a quality dental office radio will only please your patients and employees. Removing the commercial chatter of regular radio is the key to any comfortable, dental office.

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New SiriusXM Business Channels!

Introducing 5 New Business Internet Channels and More!

SiriusXM Music for Business has added five new channels to our Internet lineup. There are now over 110 SiriusXM internet radio channels to choose from. Plus some of your favorite channels have been renamed.

Here is everything you need to know about the SiriusXM Business Internet Radio Lineup.

ONEderland

Channel 303
Five decades of artists who had one big hit that stood the test of time.

Yacht Rock Radio

Channel 311
Smooth-sailing soft rock from the late '70s and early '80s. It's the kind of rock that doesn't rock the boat!

Oldies Party

Channel 703
Good Time Oldies from the '50s and '60s! Oldies Party plays the fun hits from the dawn of rock into the Woodstock years.

70s/80s Pop

Channel 704
Dude! You can rock your party with these hits from the '70s & '80s. From Disco to Devo…it’s Masterblaster jammin’ time!

80s/90s Pop

Channel 705
Ya can’t touch this! Essential party hits from the Awesome '80s & the Whassup! '90s…it’s Electric!

2016 SiriusXM Holiday Channels

Seasonal/Holiday

Internet Radio: Channel 709
Seasonal SiriusXM Radio Holiday Music Channel


Holly

Internet Radio: Channel 781
Contemporary Holiday Music Radio | Airs 11/2 – 11/30


Holiday Traditions

Internet Radio: Channel 782
Traditional Holiday Music | Airs 12/5 – 12/30


New Years Nation

Internet Radio: Channel 782
Sirius Holiday Channel Airs 12/30 – 1/2/17


Holiday Pops

Internet Radio: Channel 783
Classic Christmas Carols | Airs 12/5 – 12/26


Country Christmas

Internet Radio: Channel 784
Country Christmas Music | Airs 12/5 – 12/30


Navidad

Internet Radio: Channel 785
Latin Holiday Music | Airs 11/28 – 1/7/17


Holiday Soul

Internet Radio: Channel 786
Soul/Motown/R&B Music | Airs 12/13 – 12/26


Radio Hanukkah

Internet Radio: Channel 787
Hanukkah Music | Airs 12/24 – 1/2/17


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SiriusXM® Music for Business Now Available on Sonos

Sonos services paired with SiriusXM gives restaurants, hotels, retailers, and other businesses a powerful, easy-to-use business music solution to enhance the customer experience.

NEW YORK, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SiriusXM and Sonos today announced the debut of SiriusXM Music for Business on Sonos. SiriusXM will demonstrate SiriusXM Music for Business at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago, from May 21-24, in booth #4578.

SiriusXM Music for Business is now available for the first time for businesses using Sonos wireless products. The easy-to-use Sonos app enables restaurants, hotels, offices, retailers, and other businesses to integrate SiriusXM’s wide-variety of licensed commercial-free background music from every genre without additional equipment. SiriusXM Music for Business paired with Sonos systems allows businesses to meet the unique requirements of each environment and enhance the customer experience.

“We are thrilled to work with Sonos to give businesses an easy, powerful solution to create a soundtrack for their customers and employees,” said Joe Verbrugge, Executive Vice President, Sales and Development, SiriusXM. “Whether it’s top 40 hits or jazz, songs from the ’80s and ’90s, acoustic music by singers and songwriters, SiriusXM Music for Business is designed to give businesses a wide variety of choice and control over the music that defines their brands.”

“Now that SiriusXM Music for Business is fully integrated into the Sonos controller app, business owners can get the same simple, all-in-one solution that Sonos users enjoy at home to bring the commercial-free music they love from SiriusXM into the workplace and retail environment,” said Andrew Vloyantes, Global Business Development manager for Sonos services.

SiriusXM business music streaming delivers 105 commercial-free internet music channels, more than 30 of which are interruption-free, to keep customers engaged, energized and entertained. All content is licensed and legally available for business use.

For more information about SiriusXM Music for Business and Sonos retailers and dealers, please visit www.sonos.dynamicmediamusic.com.

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St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrate with SiriusXM

Do you have a SiriusXM Satellite Radio? In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got our Kiss Me I’m Irish T-shirts and we’re spinning a playlist comprised of U2, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys. Plus, we’re debating over how many Shamrock Shakes to order for dessert.

If you’re looking to soundtrack your day of drunken debauchery or get in the spirit with Celtic music, there’s plenty to of SiriusXM streaming music choose from this year, from The Spectrum‘s St. Paddy’s Day Radio to Faction’s Green Puke Irish punk special. Check out this music for St. Patrick’s day on Sirius below:

What: St. Paddy’s Day Radio on The Spectrum (Ch. 28)
When: 3/17 at 6 am ET through 3/18 at 3 am ET
What you’ll hear: Are you a leprechaun? Because you’re in luck! The Spectrum is going green a day-long with a pint-hoisting, shamrock-shaking Irish music explosion, hosted by Larry Kirwan of the Celtic rock band Black 47.

“Listeners are astounded at the sheer breadth and inventiveness of Irish music,” Kirwan explained. “The humanity always shines through because the Irish sing about life and the laughter that goes with it. So join me on St. Patrick’s Day for a good day full of Irish rock music. Sláinte!”

What: Green Puke on Faction (Ch. 41)
When: Throughout the day on 3/17
What you’ll hear: SiriusXM FACTION is projectile vomiting Irish-flavored punk all over the place! Green Puke features music from Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Street Dogs, and more.

What: St. Patrick’s Day Songs on RockBar (Ch. 313)
When: Throughout the day on 3/17
What you’ll hear: The jukebox is on full blast at RockBar this St. Patty’s day with non-stop rockin’ party songs that’ll have you chugging booze and jigging like a true Irishman, regardless of your heritage.

What:Tim Brennan of Dropkick Murphys Guest DJs on E Street Radio
When: 3/17 at 6 pm ET with replays throughout the weekend on 3/18 at 4 pm ET, 3/19 at 12 am ET, 3/19 at 8 am ET, 3/20 at 3 pm ET, 3/21 at 4 pm ET, 3/22 at 12 am ET, and 3/22 at 8 am ET.
What you’ll hear: Celtic punk rocker Tim Brennan of the Dropkick Murphys plays his favorite Bruce Springsteen songs.

Top 6 Reasons to Use Background Music in Your Bank

If you think your bank needs background music services, you’re probably right. Commercial subscription services like SiriusXM Music for Business provide a legal music option with enough variety to keep everyone happy. Here are the top 6 reasons to use background music in your bank.

1. Music Licensing and Copyright Compliance

U.S. copyright law requires that businesses playing music in public areas pay public performance licensing. The fees for this musical licensing are collected by three agencies, ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, who then pay royalties to the artists and musicians that created the music. These fees can be paid directly to the licensing organizations, or alternatively, a business can subscribe to a commercial music service like SiriusXM whereby the licensing fees are collected as part of a monthly service fee and then paid to the licensing organizations. The latter is the less expensive and more common option.

If you have a network of branches, it’s likely that some of them are playing unlicensed music in the form of FM radio, CDs, or personal playlists, placing the bank at risk of litigation and fines. The musical licensing organizations will not hesitate to take action if such acts are discovered, as they are a litigious bunch, with ASCAP being the most aggressive. ASCAP has a string of six-figure judgements in their favor and they will not hesitate to take action the moment non-compliance is uncovered.

2. Sound Masking, Privacy, and Fraud Protection

Financial firms have a responsibility to safeguard personal financial information. Most institutions have established effective security measures to protect the data stored on their servers, but neglect to fully safeguard client information during its collection and use. This can be challenging in a retail banking environment where personal conversations happen in open floorplan environments, sometimes within only a few feet of each other. Using SiriusXM background music as a sound masking strategy is low-cost way to protect against the unintentional disclosure of private information.

Technically speaking, sound masking is the addition of a background music player to reduce speech intelligibility. In a retail banking environment, sound masking can reduce the negligent disclosure of client information by using music to conceal verbal transmission of confidential information. Not only will this provide protection against fraud, but sound masking will help patrons feel more confident in their interactions with bank personnel, noting that the bank has taken measures to keep their personal information private.

3. Music Drives Increases in Employee Mood and Productivity

Employee satisfaction is an important element to the success of any business. Satisfied employees are more efficient, productive, and customer oriented. Indicators of employee satisfaction include positive mood and increased work efficiency.
Research has shown that background music increases employee satisfaction by raising their efficiency with repetitive tasks, and by also improving their emotional state as they perform their daily tasks. Other research has shown background music for businesses to have a positive effect on employee mood while increasing their work quality when compared to a non-music environment.

4. Reduction in Perceived Wait Times

Research has shown that music for business use reduces the perceived wait times for clients. This research demonstrates that clients will wait longer and more patiently when music is being played when compared to silence. As an additional benefit, radio for businesses have been shown to improve a client’s perception of service after they have been waiting. The research points to a simple reasoning; the music actually transforms the boredom of waiting time to the engagement of experiential time, which customers find entertaining and positive.

Anyone that has ever waited in line at Disney will understand this concept. Disney has mastered the art of transforming waiting time into experiential time by presenting a constant stream of visual and auditory stimulus to the millions that wait in their lines each year. Hotels do the same by providing free coffee or snacks for guests waiting in line.

The benefits of reducing perceived wait time and increasing the perception of customer service are easily within reach for any bank. By implementing background music to transform waiting time into experiential time, your bank can affect an environment where clients will wait longer and more patiently as they are entertained by SiriusXM versus waiting in silence.

5. Consistency in Brand Image and Client Experience

Multi-location bank networks work very hard to maintain a consistent customer experience and brand interaction across all customer touch points. Bringing the enterprise vision to the local branch requires careful control of all environmental factors. From branch layout to interior design to signage, the environment encompasses everything that clients see, touch, hear, and feel.

With all the attention paid to visual elements, most banks have not invested in the auditory elements of the in-branch experience. Stated another way, while the branches may all look the same, they certainly don’t sound the same. Since there is no music platform, a client may hear anything from silence to FM radio to potentially offensive content from an employee’s iPod as they move from branch to branch. This lack of auditory consistency confuses clients and works to diminish their perception of the bank’s brand credibility.

An enterprise music program will immediately control and correct this problem. Playing consistent music across all locations will bring forth a pleasing auditory environment, affecting a positive brand perception among your beloved client base.

6. Music Improves the Bank Environment

Whether or not we realize it on a conscious level, music directly affects our emotional state. Music helps us learn, music develops rapport, and music helps us focus. Research shows that, when compared to silence, bank music helps to create a welcoming atmosphere and can energize those listening to it. It’s used by all of the world’s largest retail brands to connect with customers and energize employees. It’s an important environmental tool that can have a positive effect on everyone that interacts with your bank.

As you can see, there are many good reasons to implement background music in your bank. Not only might it save you from an unwelcome inquiry from the licensing music agencies, but it might produce a host of happy customers and dedicated employees too!