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Permission to Use Music - On Hold

We often get inquires about using popular music on hold. Of course, you can certainly use whatever type of music you want on hold, but be warned you must have proper permissions and licensing. Music licensing is no joke! I’ve taken the time to share a guide of what is required to play music on...

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Myths & Misunderstandings About Music on Hold Licensing

Myth: “I can use this music for free because I found it on the internet”.

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Everything You Need To Know About Music Licensing

I've spent some time educating you regarding the risks of using the radio as your Message On Hold programstreaming internet radio like Pandora in your store or facility, and including popular music in your online ads. And in general, I just warn you that it's illegal and can end up costing...

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Can I Stream Internet Radio in My Store or Facility?

Overhead Music is a great way to keep customers happy and engaged in your store or facility. The right music can keep people shopping longer. A popular solution for providing in-store music is playing a form of internet radio - Pandora, RDIO, Spotify, or another service. These services are free...

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What You NEED to Know Before Implementing Music On Hold

Copyright infringement, piracy, and theft. Many businesses faced these serious and unfortunate charges after illegally playing unlicensed Music on Hold. What is even more unfortunate is that these crimes are mostly committed due to lack of awareness about on hold music licensing, causing the...

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Copyright and Marketing Audio

In the age of instant access to information, taking the proper licensing and copyright procedures can secure that you receive due compensation for your product.

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