2014 Holiday Channels – SiriusXM Music for Business

Bring the holiday spirit to your business with awesome holiday music on SiriusXM Music for Business!


Holly
Internet Radio: Channel 781
Satellite Radio: Channel 17

  • Nov 11 at 12:00pm ET – Dec 31 at 3:00am ET
  • Features contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favorites, including songs by Idina Menzel, Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Colbie Caillat, Whitney Houston and the cast of Pentatonix.

 

Holiday Traditions
Internet Radio Only: Channel 782

  • Nov 11 at 12:00pm ET – Dec 31 at 3:00am ET
  • Sirius Christmas station features traditional holiday music from the ‘40s through the ‘60s by artists such as Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, Bing Crosby and Nat “King” Cole.

 

Holiday Pops
Internet Radio: Channel 783
Satellite Radio: Channel 76

  • Dec 24 at 12:00pm ET – Dec 26 3:00am ET
  • Holiday and Christmas music station will feature classical Christmas carols and other holiday favorites by the greatest classical musicians of all-time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Boston Pops, Luciano Pavarotti, The New York Philharmonic, King’s College Choir and Thomas Hampson.

 

Country Christmas
Internet Radio: Channel 784
Satellite Radio: Channel 58

  • Dec 2 at 12:00pm ET – Dec 26 at 3:00am ET
  • Christmas station on SiriusXM feature a mix of country Christmas music from contemporary artists as well as classic country artists, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum.

 

Navidad
Internet Radio Only: Channel 785

  • Dec 2 at 12:00pm ET – Jan 7 at 3:00am ET
  • Channel will feature contemporary Latin holiday music and with traditional classics, including Jose Feliciano, Willie Colon, Gloria Estefan, Marco Antonio Solis, El Gran Combo and Thalia.

 

Holiday Soul
Internet Radio: Channel 786
Satellite Radio: Channel 49

  • Dec 19 at 12:00pm ET – Dec 26 at 3:00am ET
  • This Sirius holiday music channel will feature classic soul and Motown holiday music from the ‘60s and ‘70s as well as R&B from the ‘80s and ‘90s including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dionne Warwick, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The O’Jays, James Brown, The Temptations, Lou Rawls and Toni Braxton.

 

Radio Hanukkah
Internet Radio: 787
Satellite channel: 68

  • Dec 16 at 12:00pm ET – Dec 25 at 3:00am ET
  • Channel will feature a wide variety of Hanukkah music including contemporary, traditional and children’s Hanukkah classics.

 

New Year’s Nation
Internet Radio: Channel 3
Satellite Radio: Channel 3

  • Wednesday, December 31 at 12:00 pm ET – Friday, January 2 at 3:00 am ET
  • The ultimate soundtrack to New Year’s Eve parties around the country and will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM’s music platform.

 

Top Tips: How to use Background Music in your Restaurant

One of the most common questions we get is from restaurant owners asking how to use background music strategically. Most of these restaurateurs understand the value of using restaurant sound systems to influence their guests’ experience, but few understand the best practices for doing so.

We thought we’d help by sharing our four top tips for using background music for restaurants to drive success.
(1) Increase Referrals by Playing the Right Music

Your concept is your restaurant’s identity. It’s what makes you unique. It’s important to make sure the music you play in the background supports your restaurant’s concept. Believe it or not, music can be as important as your interior decoration, signage, and in some cases how you present the food.

This very topic was studied by researchers at Cornell University. The researchers found that when music is properly aligned with concept, consumers show stronger purchase behavior, visit frequency, and an inclination to provide referrals to friends, family, and acquaintances. Music that was not aligned with concept caused a reduction in repeat visits, low average tickets, and dissatisfaction among patrons.
(2) Increase Table Turns with Faster Tempo Music

What if you could increase table turns by 20% by simply increasing the tempo of your background music? Well you can! Research and practice have shown that faster tempo modern background music increases both table turns and service speed.

Researchers at Cornell tested faster tempo restaurant background music (fast song beat) and uncovered a goldmine for restaurant managers. The researchers found the faster tempo music to increase service speed by 7%! The faster tempo also increased dining rate. Both combined for a 20% increase in table turns and had no negative impact on gross sales per customer.
(3) Increase Bar Sales with Slower Tempo Music

What if you could increase your bar sales by 30% by slowing down your bar music tempo. Well you can!

Just as faster tempo music speeds everything up, slower tempo music slows everything down. Our friends at Cornell found that the relaxing environment created by the slower tempo bar background music was good for bar sales. Even though the slower tempo reduced service speed and table turns, patrons sat longer and drank more, increasing bar sales by 30% and increase gross margin of 14%.
(4) Turn up the Volume to Turn up the Profits

Volume can be used to increase or decrease service speed, dining rate, and patron throughput. Research in The Journal of Consumer Psychology found louder music to be associated with increased sales per minute while having no effect customers’ reported satisfaction with the music or service experience. Lower volume, conversely, slows down the dining experience and keeps patrons in your restaurant longer.

Applying these lessons is quite simple. Increase volume and music tempo to accelerate dining rate and service speed. This will directly increase table turns. It’s the most profitable mix for the fast-paced lunch environment. At night, when bar sales are most important, lower the volume and decrease the music tempo. Your patrons will slow their pace and drink more, driving up gross margin.

It’s easy to use environmental background music restaurants to drive referrals and influence the behavior of your guests. Give our music providers for restaurants a try and start enjoying all that your restaurant music has to offer.

 

About the Author
Dr. Ryan Santangelo is Co-Founder and President of Dynamic Media, the nation’s leading provider of background music, music on hold, and message on hold for business. With over 10 years of leadership in the business music space, Dynamic Media serves over 20,000 business clients across the United States and in 12 countries around the world. With award-winning service and a customer-drive culture, Dynamic Media is one of the fastest growing full-service business music providers in the country.

Place To Work

Top Tips: Office Music Strategies that Work

Music is a great fit for offices of all kinds. Music works to calm waiting guests, motivate employees, and entertain customers. Over the years we’ve implemented background music in thousands of offices with great success.

Here are a few of the key strategic uses for background office music.

Use Music for Sound Masking

Offices use sound masking when they play background music for the purpose of creating privacy. Sound masking is most important when private information is being exchanged verbally, like would be the case in a bank, tax office, or in a doctor’s exam room. Using background music system for business to cover private conversation in office environments is a key strategic use.
Customers Waiting? Turn up the Music.

Does your office have a waiting room? Research shows that customers will wait longer and more patiently when they can hear the background music. When you have clients that wait, make sure they can hear the music while in the waiting area. The more they can hear the office music systems, the more willing they will be to wait for their name to be called.
Music Repetition. Bad for Guests.

Is that song on again? Research shows that music repetition in office background music causes employees to experience negative emotions, even in cases where the employees like the songs being played. If you are looping an iPod playlist for music at work, you might be annoying your employees.
Office music systems are a great way to keep your staff motivated, quell impatient customers, and add an element of privacy to your office environment. Systems designed to provide background music for office environments will help keep you in line with all best practices. Give these top tips a try and let us know how they work!
About the Author
Dr. Ryan Santangelo is Co-Founder and President of Dynamic Media, the nation’s leading provider of background music services, music on hold, and message on hold for business. With over 10 years of leadership in the business music space, Dynamic Media serves over 20,000 business clients across the United States and in 12 countries around the world. With award-winning service and a customer-drive culture, Dynamic Media is one of the fastest growing full-service business music providers in the country.

operating room

Top Tips: How to Use Background Music in your Surgery Center

Use music to improve doctors’ concentration during surgery.

For years doctors across the country have come to Dynamic Media seeking or SiriusXM Music for Business Surgical Center Package for use in their resident surgery suites. The doctors know that music in the operating room improves concentration, relaxation, and cognitive function in stressful environments. Improved cognition means less mistakes, which is why our Surgical Center Package is by far our most popular healthcare implementation.

Our surgical suite package provides each surgical suite with a SiriusXM Business radio, single-room audio system, wall mounting system, and independent volume control. The background music system provides the surgical team with a broad range of music options that include 85 channels of SiriusXM music spanning nearly every musical genre. Each surgical suite can select their channel independent of the other suites, allowing each doctor to customize his or her listening experience. The single-room audio system gives the surgical team the flexibility to adjust the volume to their individual preference. The wall mounting system is compact and easy to place in the surgical suite so as to be accessible yet out of the way. It’s important to note that the SiriusXM Business Music Package is licensed and legal for use in your hospital, which is an important compliance consideration for any healthcare provider.

We hear from doctors all the time that listening to SiriusXM Music in the operating room during surgery instantly changes the atmosphere for the better. The doctors tell us that the tempo and pace of the surgeries improve. The music for hospitals helps to keep the surgical team relaxed, focused, and in harmony during the long and stressful days in the surgical suite. It’s an important tool that doctors are quick to use for their advantage.

If you are interested in implementing SiriusXM Music for Business in your surgery center, please give our team a call at 1-800-684-7050. Our sales engineers will provide a custom quote for your hospital that includes a complete specification, images of the equipment, channel guides, and best practices for implementation.

About the Author
Dr. Ryan Santangelo is Co-Founder and President of Dynamic Media, the nation’s leading provider of background music, music on hold, and message on hold for business. With over 10 years of leadership in the business music space, Dynamic Media serves over 20,000 business clients across the United States and in 12 countries around the world. With award-winning service and a customer-driven culture, Dynamic Media is one of the fastest growing full-service business music providers in the country.

Dynamic Media Expands SiriusXM Music for Business Dealer Affiliate Program

Dynamic Media opens 1,000 additional slots for new dealers and lead-referral affiliates to earn recurring monthly commission on SiriusXM Music for Business products and services.

Dynamic Media (www.DynamicMediaMusic.com) is expanding its national Dealer Affiliate Program for its leading suite of business background music products and services. To satisfy the intense national demand for SiriusXM commercial music services, Dynamic Media has opened 1,000 additional slots for new dealers and lead-referral affiliates. Authorized dealers and lead-referral affiliates will earn recurring monthly commissions on SiriusXM subscriptions along with special wholesale pricing on SiriusXM hardware. Businesses interested in reselling SiriusXM music for business services are encouraged to apply online at www.dynamicmediamusic.com or to contact Dynamic Media at 800-684-7050.

Dynamic Media, one of the largest and fastest-growing music for business providers in the country, will be managing all aspects of the Dealer Affiliate Program. The program is structured to support both Dealer Partners and Lead-Referral Affiliate Partners. Dealer partners directly sell and implement SiriusXM business products in client locations. Sirius dealers receive wholesale discounts on SiriusXM products for resell to their clients. Lead-Referral Affiliate partners include franchisers, consultants, purchasing co-ops and others that refer leads using co-branded marketing tools developed by Dynamic Media. Dynamic Media provides all sales and implementation services on all referred leads. Both dealers and lead-referral affiliates earn recurring monthly commissions on all subscriptions generated through the program.

“SiriusXM for Business is the hottest business music product on the market and the demand is like nothing we’ve ever seen,” said Dr. Ryan Santangelo, President of Dynamic Media. “This dealer program makes it possible for resellers, installers, and lead referral partners to generate thousands in automatic monthly income. It’s already changed the financial picture for nearly all of our dealer/affiliates and we’re thrilled to bring this opportunity to another 1,000 partners.”

The SiriusXM Music for Business packages provide business owners with the widest selection of programming available with SiriusXM content that that spans over a dozen music genres. The SiriusXM background music is streamed directly to a subscribing business over the internet or via satellite and plays through a SiriusXM player. The monthly subscription fee starts at $29.99 and includes all public performance licensing (ASCAP, SESAC & BMI) for most types of business. The player features business-friendly features that include channel blocking, wireless control, and easy self-installation.

To apply to become a Dynamic Media dealer or affiliate, please visit www.dynamicmediatest.com/become-a-dealer/. For more information on the Dealer Affiliate Program or our commercial online music service, contact Dynamic Media at 1-800-684-7050.

ABOUT DYNAMIC MEDIA
Dynamic Media is an authorized SiriusXM Music for business reseller and one of the nation’s fastest-growing music for business providers in the country. Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Dynamic Media provides background commercial music services, DirecTV for business, customized on-hold and in-store messaging services and commercial audio systems. Dynamic Media offers turnkey solutions that include sales, service, and post-installation support for thousands of subscribers in the U.S. and around the world. Dynamic Media employs a network of partner technicians that reach every zip code in the United States. The company was co-founded by Dr. Ryan Santangelo and his brother Pete Santangelo over ten years ago. Find out more at www.DynamicMedia-US.com.

background music choices

Top Tips: Background Music Systems 101

Are you looking to buy a background music system for your business? The task can be a breeze with some basic information on the varying systems that support music for business.

The most important thing to know are the positives and negatives of each of the four different types of background music systems, which include (1) PC-based systems, (2) internet streaming systems, (3) satellite streaming systems, and (4) store-and-forward systems. The one that is right for your business depends on what you need out of your music for business.

Let’s take a moment to cut through the confusion with a quick primer on each type of background music platform. We’ll examine the pros and cons of each in-store music system to help you make the right decision for your business music. Here we go!

(1) PC-Based Systems

PC systems are the most basic type of commercial audio system, and are also the least popular. These background music for business systems use a computer to stream music from the internet by way of a program called a PC Player. Users must download the PC player and then connect the computer to your office background music system.

Positives
(+) No hardware cost (if you have a PC)
(+) Fast and easy to implement. Takes only a few minutes to get started.

Negatives
(-) Be careful, not all services are licensed. Comcast, Spotify, iTunes, and regular Pandora are not legal to play in your business.
(-) PC music will occupy part of your computer processor all day. If your computer hiccups, so will your music.
(-) Known as the LEAST reliable of all commercial music platforms
(-) We find that most businesses do not have a computer to dedicate to this option

(2) Internet Streaming Systems

Streaming music over the internet is quickly becoming the most popular way for businesses to deliver licensed music to their guests. Streaming services are relatively inexpensive, easy to set up, and have lots of options.

These business music solutions use a dedicated piece of hardware called an Internet Streaming Player. The Streaming Player connects to a commercial music service over the internet using a high-bandwidth connection like cable or DSL. The music streams through the Streaming Player to your sound system. Most Streaming Players offer a variety of channels that can be changed on the player itself, or through a web-based interface. The web interfaces are often quite robust allowing users to select, schedule, and manage their music from their PC or mobile device.

Positives
(+) Low cost equipment
(+) Easy to install
(+) Lots of content and music variety
(+) Centralized management through website interface. Great for managers with multiple locations to manage.

Negatives
(-) Requires high-bandwidth internet connection
(-) WiFi connection may not always be reliable. It’s best to use a wired connection.
(-) As with any internet streaming service, the music stream is subject to reliability of internet connection

(3) Satellite Streaming Systems (think SiriusXM)

Satellite-based streaming systems deliver licensed music through a satellite receiver. The receiver is connected to a special-purpose antenna mounted to the exterior of the building. Once the antenna is installed and properly adjusted, the satellite content streams directly to the satellite receiver.

Positives
(+) No Internet connection required. The receiver communicates directly with the satellite.
(+) Excellent programming and great variety. If you like SiriusXM in your car, you will probably like the service in your business.
(+) The service is quite reliable and the antenna works very well, even in bad weather.

Negatives
(-) There is an equipment cost, although it is moderate.
(-) The antenna needs to be mounted outside to get reliable service. A technician might be required for some installations.

(4) Store and Forward Music Systems

Store and Forward in-store music systems play music from a hard drive located inside a physical music player (most are shaped like a DVD player). They are called “store and forward” systems because they store music locally on a hard drive and then forward the music to the audio system.

These systems are generally loaded with four or five selected playlists (or “channels”) prior to being shipped to your location. The playlists are updated on a monthly basis via a satellite connection, the internet, or via a physical compact disc. Store and Forward systems are usually the most expensive hardware platforms due to the need for large hard drives to store the music for playback.

Positives
(+) Most flexible from a music perspective. In most cases you can select from hundreds of playlists.
(+) Song-by-song custom playlists are available for high-end applications
(+) The hardware is designed to integrate overhead messaging or play music/messaging through your phone system
(+) Very easy to install. Most systems are plug and play.

Negatives
(-) High equipment cost
(-) Highest monthly service cost

Choosing a Service

Choosing a background music service can be overwhelming, in part because there are so many options. Dynamic Media represents all of the major business music streaming services and has done so for years. Our team of business music solutions experts will explain the options and help you get the service that’s best for your business. Call our team to get started at 1-800-684-7050 or CLICK HERE to request a contact from a business music system expert.

About the Author
Dr. Ryan Santangelo is Co-Founder and President of Dynamic Media, the nation’s leading provider of background radio services, music on hold, and message on hold for business. With over 10 years of leadership in the business music space, Dynamic Media serves over 20,000 business clients across the United States and in 12 countries around the world. With award-winning service and a customer-drive culture, Dynamic Media is one of the fastest growing full-service business music providers in the country.

music licensing

Is your Background Music Licensed?

At Dynamic Media, we resell SiriusXM Music for Business on a national level and have been doing so for many years. Many of our clients are SiriusXM consumer subscribers and want to use SiriusXM in their businesses. When we explain that the cost of the business subscription is higher than the consumer subscription, they rightfully ask why. The answer: Licensing.

It works like this …

Music that is played on the premises of a business for the enjoyment of patrons and others is deemed a “public performance” by the music artist, for which a royalty fee must be paid to performance rights organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC.

Thus, if you are playing a music mix from your iPod or computer, you are probably breaking the law. To play music legally, you can either contract directly with each of the licensing organizations, or, as is more common in practice, purchase a commercial music service that manages the royalty payments as part of a monthly subscription fee. Subscribing with a commercial background music service is always less expensive than contracting directly with the licensing agencies.

Our business subscriptions include all of the licensing and music in a single monthly fee. In addition to having the music playlists managed and kept current by professional music directors, but you’ll always know your music legal to play in your business.

The licensing agencies take music for business use seriously. If you have questions about whether your business music is properly licensed, call our team of background music services professionals at 800-684-7050.

About the Author
Dr. Ryan Santangelo is Co-Founder and President of Dynamic Media, the nation’s leading provider of background music, music on hold, and message on hold for business. With over 10 years of leadership in the business music space, Dynamic Media serves over 20,000 business clients across the United States and in 12 countries around the world. With award-winning service and a customer-drive culture, Dynamic Media is one of the fastest growing full-service office music player providers in the country.

dealer affiliate

Dynamic Media Launches Dealer Affiliate Signups at CEDIA

Dynamic Media invites commercial AV Integrators, contractors, and consultants to visit booth 4425 at CEDIA to join the as part of the dealer program to earn recurring monthly commission on SiriusXM Music for Business products and services.

Dynamic Media, an authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, is extending an exclusive invitation to all pro A/V integrators, contractors, consultants, Sirius dealers and sales professionals to join their dealer program and earn recurring commission on products like SiriusXM Music for Business. Businesses interested in earning monthly commissions on SiriusXM Streaming Music for Business products can sign on as an Authorized Dealer or Lead Referral Affiliate at the Dynamic Media booth at CEDIA 2013. Dynamic Media representatives will be on hand to answer questions and on-board dealers during the CEDIA show hours at booth 4255.

SiriusXM Music for Business is one of the widest and most diverse background offerings available in the industry today. Available in both satellite-delivered and internet music streaming options, the SiriusXM Internet Music for Business package provides business owners with over 80 channels of music content that spans over a dozen genres. The SiriusXM background music is streamed directly to a subscribing business over the internet or by satellite and plays through a SiriusXM Music for Business player. The players include business-friendly features that include channel blocking, wireless control, and easy self-installation.

“SiriusXM music for business is one of the hottest products and gets rave reviews from our network of dealers around the world,” says Dr. Ryan Santangelo, President of Dynamic Media. “SiriusXM gives our dealers another great product to help deepen the relationship with their customers. They also love the monthly recurring income stream they get from selling the product.”

The SiriusXM music service provides over 80 channels to choose from and includes public performance licensing (ASCAP, SESAC & BMI) for most types of business starting at only $29.99 per month. Businesses interested in joining the Dynamic Media dealer program are encouraged to apply online at www.dynamicmediamusic.com or to contact Dynamic Media Sirius consultants at 800-684-7050.
About Dynamic Media

Dynamic Media is one of the largest and fastest-growing business music providers in the country. Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Dynamic Media provides background music for business, DirecTV for business, customized on-hold and in-store messaging services and custom music players. Dynamic Media offers turnkey solutions that include sales, service, and post-installation support for thousands of subscribers in the U.S. and around the world. Dynamic Media employs a network of partner technicians that reach every zip code in the United States. The company was co-founded by Dr. Ryan Santangelo and his brother Pete Santangelo over ten years ago. Find out more at www.dynamicmediamusic.com.

The 411 for Message On Hold

Your phone is important to your business. Your current and potential customers call you for lots of different reasons. What if you could give 70% of these callers information on your business, current specials, or ask them to connect with you in the social media sphere every time they called?

Well you can! It’s called Message On Hold and it’s inexpensive. A four-minute holding message production runs $149. The recorded message service is only $9.99 per month.

Check out these important on-hold statistics …

  • 70% of callers that call your business will be put on hold for some period of time.
  • Nationwide, 7 out of 10 callers are placed on hold for an average of 30 seconds.
  • 90% of callers will hang up within 40 seconds in the absence of an message on hold.
  • When a message on hold system exists, callers will stay on the line for up to 3 minutes.
  • 94% of marketing budgets are spent to get the customer to call in. Only 6% to handle the call once it’s received.
  • 15% to 20% of callers make purchases based on information they hear while on hold.

Listen to our current message on hold here!

Contact Dynamic Media at 1-800-684-7050 to get this important marketing tool working in your business and for other commercial audio systems. This recorded message service is easy, inexpensive, and pays for itself each and every month.

Dynamic Media Launches SiriusXM Internet Music for Business

Dynamic Media launches the SiriusXM Internet for Business service featuring over 80 channels of licensed business-safe music for $29.99 per month.

Dynamic Media (www.DynamicMediaMusic.com), a leading national provider of business background music services, DirecTV for business, on-hold messaging, and in-store messaging, is launching the new SiriusXM Internet Music for Business offering. The new SiriusXM Internet radio services provide businesses with an internet-delivered background music package that features over 80 channels of programming. The SiriusXM Internet Music for Business package is available for most U.S. business for $29.99 per month and can be purchased by contacting Dynamic Media at 1-800-684-7050 or through their website at www.DynamicMediaMusic.com.

The SiriusXM Internet Music for Business package provides business owners with the widest selection of programming available with SiriusXM content that that spans over a dozen music genres. The SiriusXM background music is streamed directly to a subscribing business over the internet and plays through a SiriusXM Internet for Business player. The custom music player features business-friendly features that include channel blocking, wireless control, and easy self-installation.

“SiriusXM is one of the world’s most recognized brands and we are thrilled that the great music enjoyed by over 25 million SiriusXM subscribers is now available to businesses in an affordable internet-delivered package,” says Dr. Ryan Santangelo, President of Dynamic Media. “The SiriusXM Internet Music for Business service will help business reduce their operating costs while providing managers with more music options that can be used to support their business environment, entertain their customers, and motivate their employees. It’s a game changer in the background music industry.”

The SiriusXM Internet for Business player retails for $199.99. The Sirius internet radio services provide over 80 channels to choose from, along with public performance licensing (ASCAP, SESAC & BMI) for most types of business for $29.99 per month. SiriusXM Internet Music for Business can be purchased with same-day shipping at www.DynamicMediaMusic.com or by calling Dynamic Media at 800-684-7050.

About Dynamic Media

Dynamic Media is a SiriusXM National Premier Partner and one of the nation’s fastest-growing business music providers in the country. Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Dynamic Media provides background streaming music for business, DirecTV for business, customized on-hold and in-store messaging services and commercial audio systems. Dynamic Media offers turnkey solutions that include sales, service, and post-installation support for thousands of subscribers in the U.S. and around the world. Dynamic Media employs a network of partner technicians that reach every zip code in the United States. The company was co-founded by Dr. Ryan Santangelo and his brother Pete Santangelo over ten years ago. Find out more at www.DynamicMediaMusic.com.