Monthly Archives: November 2016

Updated Christmas Music Radio Stream

I just spent a couple of days going through our catalog of over 25,000 tracks to specifically to pull together an awesome playlist of only the best music for the holidays and Christmas.
I tried to go for more of the music that just sounds like Christmas instead of a constant stream of Jingle Bells and Silent Night. The list still includes the classics of course but I think you will enjoy the effort as maybe these insidious Xmas melodies won’t get stuck in your head while you’re working.
So as soon as you’re in the holiday spirit give the Christmas Radio station a try at Royalty Free Music Radio.

Overview of Paid Features

Account Tab

When you log into your paid account on a My Account tab will appear in the center area of the interface. This is where you access the features you need to play music in your store or place of business.
The first tab in the My Account area is the Stats tab and that keeps track of what stations you are playing and how much time you are using the radio stations. It also lists your register date and your type of subscription.


Profile Tab

The next tab over is your Profile tab and that simply shows you your personal data plus you can reset your password here.


Subscription Tab

The Subscription tab is an important one as it has all of your subscription information including what type of plan you have, when your next payment is due, etc.
This tab also allows you to upgrade your subscription or even suspend your subscription.
If you suspend it you don’t need to worry as you can always restart it with a click of the Subscribe/Unsubscribe button.


License Tab

The License tab is also a very important feature of the RFMR service as you can download and print out a certificate that states that you have the right to play this music in your place of business with no obligations or royalties paid to any third parties.
We pay our composers directly from what we earn cutting out the middleman and their usual steep fee.
So in the License tab simply enter the name of the person responsible for the music being played in your establishment, the company/business name and your address.
Then hit the download license button and you’re good to go.
You have to remember that the certificate is dated for the current paid amount of time in your subscription (three months) so you will have to generate another one when the next quarter comes around.


Audio-insert Tab

The Audio-insert tab is our most recent feature. This is where you can upload and edit audio clips to mix into the radio’s stream of music. You can put advertisements or voiceovers or just about anything your want.
When the audio-insert plays the music in the station automatically ducks to accommodate then pops back up when the add finishes.
In fact we made a little video demo so you can see exactly how everything in the audio-insert area works and exactly what you will be getting when you register for a full account
Here you go…  Audio-insert Video Demo


Demo for Audio Insert Feature

All you need are recordings of your announcements or commercials and you simply upload the audio in any format and edit, set the interval between commercials and you’re done.
We made a quick video with some weird audio voiceovers to give you an idea of how the system works. You can edit your audio within the interface, even add fades to the beginnings and ends if you want. Check it out…

You Can’t Hide From BMI / ASCAP

If you are playing unlicensed music in your place of business and it can be proven that it is a willful infringement then you could be on the hook for anywhere from $750 to $30,000 per infringement for federal penalties! So if you were playing a CD with 12 songs on it in your restaurant or clothing store then you could see how getting caught can quickly add up and potentially bankrupt a business.
You more than likely could get away with playing your iPod or personal CD collection for your employees but you’ll always know that at some point a BMI and/or ASCAP angent is going to come walking through the door.

But I Bought The Music on my iPod.

Yes, you did buy it but you basically paid for a personal use license only when you bought that CD or digital download. Playing your iPod or any other mobile device can get you in trouble with BMI and ASCAP as they will want their performance fees for the use of “their” music.
That is what is so great about Royalty Free Music Radio. You can download the RFMR app to your iPhone and then plug it into the sound system at work. No expensive hardware or setup fees, just your phone and some speakers and you’re done. And more importantly you are legal.
Royalty Free Music Radio.