Find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions!
Why are music service subscriptions for business more expensive than consumer subscriptions?
When music is played on the premises of a business for the enjoyment of patrons and others, this 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.
For the convenience of our business customers, Dynamic Media includes these royalties in the price of our commercial subscription plans, and pays the required royalties directly to the performance rights organizations on behalf of the businesses. Paying these companies directly can cost you over $1000 annually. Dynamic Media offers substantial savings by covering your royalty payments and providing a great background music service for one low monthly price.
What will I hear on SiriusXM?
Relevant, powerful programming that your customers get. SiriusXM Internet for Business offers a huge variety of stations you won’t hear on regular radio.
What is the difference between the SiriusXM Music for Business Satellite and Internet services?
Both our satellite and internet services offer the same great commercial-free music. However, with the internet service, 30 of the music channels are 100% uninterrupted (no hosts or SiriusXM branding). The internet offering also includes additional music channels that are available only to Internet subscribers.
What is SiriusXM Satellite for Business?
SiriusXM Satellite for Business is a subscription radio service. The Satellite service offers 74 commercial-free music channels available to all businesses located in the United States. The Satellite does not require the internet. Rather, the music is sent to your location directly from the SiriusXM satellite.
What is SiriusXM Internet for Business?
SiriusXM Internet for Business is a subscription radio service. SiriusXM Internet for Business offers 100 commercial-free music channels, including 30 channels completely DJ and interruption-free, available to all businesses located in the United States via the internet.
What equipment do I need?
All you’ll need is a SiriusXM receiver (satellite or internet) to receive the service. Both types of receivers connect easily to your existing sound system.
I want SiriusXM Music for Business in more than one location. Do I need separate accounts for each?
Separate locations or multiple radios in one location will require separate subscriptions. However, you are able to put all of your subscriptions on one account. Multiple radios at one physical location qualify for a multi-subscription discount.
How long does my contract last?
No contracts here. We win your loyalty with great service at a great price.
How is SiriusXM programming different from regular radio?
The SiriusXM programming offers three things you don’t get on regular radio (1) 100% commercial-free music, (2) digital sound quality, and (3) business music royalties paid.
Do I have to pay you to install my equipment?
The equipment is very easy to install and most businesses do it themselves. We’re happy to provide free over-the-phone support. That said, our installer network covers all lower 48 states. We’ll be there if you need us.
Can I use SiriusXM Internet for Business as music on hold?
Definitely! Simply connect the audio output from the radio to the music on hold input on your phone system and you’re all set.
Can I use my consumer SiriusXM subscription in my business?
SiriusXM offers both consumer and commercial subscription plans. Only SiriusXM Music for Business, the commercial service, includes the required payments of public performance royalties to rights organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC that represent the music copyright holders. These royalties are included in our commercial subscription plans. With SiriusXM you get a unique music service that helps create an engaging and entertaining environment for your business, and we pay the music royalties for businesses that subscribe to SiriusXM Music for Business.
Can I use a SiriusXM Internet radio I already own as a radio for business?
Select SiriusXM Internet radios are able to access the business service. Give us a call at 800-684-7050 to discuss your specific radio and business needs. The music industry requires that any music playing inside a business must be licensed. We save you both time and money by paying all royalty fees including ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.
Can I block stations that don’t work for my business?
The SiriusXM Internet for Business Radio has a control feature which will allow managers to lock access to channels. A 4-digit code controls access to the locked channel or locked category. When the user browses a category, the locked channel will have an L displayed to the right of the channel name. If the user attempts to tune to a locked channel, they will be prompted to enter the 4-digit security code. When the correct code is entered, the user will be able to tune to the channel.