Commercial Accounts: Solve problems with Music Choice!

Are you paying for Muzak or some other music provider? If you are in any sort of commercial setting like a bar, restaurant or even office, you should be getting commercially-licensed music. Granted, the copyright police are very unlikely to knock down your door just because you let your employees bring radios into the office. However, even if you just use the radio for music on hold, you are probably violating copyright laws. If you play music in the waiting room, you definitely are.

The right way to solve this problem

Many businesses solve this problem by using a commercial music service like Muzak. These companies provide different music channels for different needs, but they require a separate satellite dish and programming package.

If you’re already using DIRECTV for business, you can subscribe to the Music Choice channels in the 800s. Save money and simplify your whole operation by getting rid of a bill as well as some equipment. Music Choice has music programming for almost every need and as a DIRECTV Commercial customer you know that you would be staying on the right side of the law by using Music Choice programming. DIRECTV receivers include a set of RCA jacks that will allow you to interface with any sound system or phone system easily, and the DIRECTV hardware is easy to implement and takes up very little space.

If you’re already using a commercial music service, do yourself a favor and simplify things with Music Choice. If you’re using the radio or (even worse) an iPod to provide music in the office or waiting room… stop looking over your shoulder and try Music Choice. It just makes sense.

But hey, can’t you just use Spotify?

It’s 2020 and practically everyone streams music now. So you might be tempted to use Spotify or some other streaming service to provide background music for your employees and customers. The problem is, that’s just as illegal as using a radio. And, it’s easier for them to catch you.

Internet traffic is routed through real wires. We tend to think of the internet as this sort of ethereal thing. We even call it a cloud. But in truth it’s a series of wires and routers and links that have a physical presence in this world. And that makes it extremely easy for your location to be traced. Don’t believe me? Go to a site like and you’ll see the exact location your browsing from.

And if it’s easy for you, it’s easy for streaming services. Not only that, they have the motivation to see who’s using their services illegally. I’m not saying the Spotify police are going to come knocking down your door, but it’s certainly possible.

Don’t have satellite service?

Satellite service for a business just makes sense. It’s a perfect complement to the service you provide. It keeps your customers satisfied in the waiting room. It keeps your employees happy in the lunch room. And, when you need people to come into the warehouse on a weekend, providing coverage of “the game” is going to soften that blow a lot.

Call the experts at Signal Connect. They are commercial DIRECTV dealers and they’ll be happy to show you the benefits of switching over to commercial-grade satellite TV. It’s less expensive than you think and so easy to get started! Just call 888-233-7563 or fill out the form below!

Once you have satellite, you’ll also have Music Choice, don’t forget!

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.