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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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.