Frequently Asked Questions
IN THE U.S., WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE? ASCAP OR BMI?
It's more than just the two mentioned. In the US, the major PROs (Performance Rights Organizations) are Ascap, BMI, Sesac, and to a certain extent, Soundscape. For the most part, you will need at least Ascap and BMI. However, not all Artists are with them. You will then need to subscribe with Sesac as well i.e. Adele, Mariah Carey...to as far back as Robert Johnson.
HOW GOOD IS YOUR STREAMING QUALITY?
Our stream quality is based on the listener's connection, ranging from 128 kbps, to 256 kbps. If you have lightning quick internet connection, you will experience the highest stream quality possible. For server reliability, we use AWS (Amazon Web Services), to ensure fast and dependable streaming.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC GENRES DO YOU OFFER?
Our music repository features: Top 40, Adult Album Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Hot Adult Contemporary, Smooth Adult Contemporary, and Greatest Hits of the '70s to the 2000s.
Other notable genres we offer include: Classic Alternative, Classic Rock, Acoustic Pop, Dance, Classical, New Age, and Local (Non-English.)
DO YOU OFFER A FREE TRIAL?
We offer a 30-Day trial for businesses in Canada and the US. No contracts, credit card required.
CAN WE PLAY RADIO?
In most countries, it is perfectly legal to play music coming from radio but risky. You may inadvertently air a competitor's advertisement. Although rights have been assumed by the station you are glued to, it is different once you start charging fees to let people in - with music from a radio station, playing in the background.
CAN WE USE SPOTIFY?
You cannot use your personal account and its corresponding playlists for background music in your store. One needs to get the "business" plan. However, it is purely music and has no production value. musicfitters will look after the music, licenses, and in-store advertisements.