Author: Ainhoa Marzol

12 Music Stations That Fit Your Brewery

When we talk about restaurants, especially Mexican, Italian or any other specific type, it’s easy to think about what music works and what does not fit at all. However, when we talk about breweries, the lines are blurrier. The brewery boom is relatively recent, and each brewery has its own personality. That doesn’t mean it has to be hard to find the right sound for your brewery. SoundMachine’s curators have put together some suggestions to help you find the right fit! Pop music Pop is the ultimate people pleaser. Its broad appeal can make it a unifying force. SoundMachine offers many varieties of pop to to help your brewery maintain its own identity. Note: Pop is also great if you want to emphasize the sweeter beers. We propose: ADULT CONTEMPORARY – MIX (90s-10s) – Radio hits from the 90s to today: If you’re looking to play pop music at your brewery, these familiar songs will please customers of all ages. MIX: TOP POP – by Napster – Listen to this week’s trending pop tracks! & …

Announcing the Winner of our survey

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our short survey. Your feedback helps us improve day after day! Special congratulations to Dupont Optical, the winner of our prize for completing the survey. They will receive a free year of SoundMachine service, the premiere music service for business. We have received many answers to our survey that will definitely help us identify your concerns, your favorite features and the things we can improve on. Congratulations Dupont Optical!   PS: Stay tuned to your emails because more surveys with exciting prizes may come in the nearby future.

SoundMachine’s Business Premium Powered by Napster Is Here

SoundMachine is excited to announce that our new service, Business Premium powered by Napster, is now available across all participating platforms. The new tier is the ultimate music subscription for businesses, blending SoundMachine’s robust scheduling and management features with Napster’s powerful music programming technology and catalog. Business Premium subscribers will be able to access over 200 of Napster’s stations and create custom stations starting from an artist or song. Of course, you’ll still get all the benefits of our Business tier, including full licensing for Public Performance in the U.S. via ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC and Canada via SOCAN and RE:SOUND. Business Premium is available on the SoundMachine web player and iOS App, as well as third-party devices like SONOS and the dedicated SoundMachine player hardware so that owners of shops, restaurants, cafés, hotels, spas, or any other kind of business can enjoy the best music at minimum investment. The two types of subscription services for business are as follows: Business Plan — $26.95 per month per location (billed annually). Includes over 60 stations with …

Live Shows on Fashion Week F/W 2018

Last month was the Fall/Winter Fashion Week season and we saw images of the runway in newspapers and magazines worldwide. Maybe it was not as well covered as the Olympic games, but for those who follow the world of fashion closely, it was impossible not to cross paths with the severed heads of Gucci. Since the media presence these days depends more on internet platforms like Instagram and less on the traditional newspapers, the Fashion Weeks have increasingly adapted to this subtle cry for attention to grab the interest of people watching. This is most prevalent in the United States at New York Fashion Week where, every year, thousands of industry influencers meet up to see what’s going on in the fashion world. Live music shows are the worst kept secret to draw attention to the events. However, this year the presence of live shows has been reduced, most likely because there have been other issues, such as the #MeToo movement, which the designers don’t want to take out of the spotlight. There have though …

Coffee Connection and Music

Coffee Connection is a nonprofit community focused on well-being that specializes in ecological and organic coffee. They opened their doors in the year 2000, and since then they have become a key meeting spot in Westside, Los Angeles. Inspired by the 14th-century Mediterranean and Western European coffee shops that were traditionally a meeting place for artistic and intellectual people, Coffee Connection provides a space for socialization and study. As a nonprofit organization, Coffee Connection is actively involved in the well-being of their community. They are focused on serving quality coffee at an affordable price, keeping in touch with other local businesses, and creating an environment that helps gather neighboring families together with events like the Westside Kids summer movie series. The right music helps them create an environment that melds with the community and is enhanced by the special aura that comes from the Westside Vineyard Church right next door. That perfect coffee time playlist Like many other SoundMachine users, their first contact with us was after having a sound system upgrade to SONOS that …

ISE 2018 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

This year, more than 80,000 visitors showed up to say “hi” at Integrated Systems Europe’s (ISE) 15th edition, celebrated in Amsterdam. Although it’s one of the rainiest cities in Europe, the weather remained sunny for this huge gathering of tech-based professionals. ISE is usually a quite Eurocentric event: many American integrators don’t attend this event because others like CES or CEDIA are closer, so they can’t justify the travel costs. A Commercial Integrator magazine survey revealed that 79% of interviewed Americans were not attending this year, reinforcing the idea that this is an event more oriented to the European market, with mainly international players (or those open to the European market) attending. Having one of its two main offices in Barcelona, SOUNDMACHINE attended the event in an attempt to expand its frontiers in the European market. It’s usually a good time to reinforce ideas on what’s important for the industry, instead of making a lot of advances with new releases. In fact, we haven’t seen any significant or groundbreaking announcement at this ISE, but it …