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Why an iPod is a BAD choice for background music

Bad for Business? Looking to save costs, many publicans choose to just plug in their iPods (or other generic MP3 music players) and use these as a source of background music. Here is why this can be a bad business decision. REASON #1 – Volume Levels MP3s sourced from a variety of different albums and download sites will have varying volume levels and dynamic characteristics. This could be noticeable to your customers, with loud tracks interrupting conversation and prompting them to head elsewhere. REASON #2 – Poor sound quality Depending on the bit-rate the MP3 file is encoded, the...

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Why you SHOULDN’T use Spotify for commercial background music

Many bars and venues see consumer music services (such as Spotify) as a cheap and easy method of obtaining background music. However, there are a number of reasons why this is a bad business decision. REASON #1 – Legality Spotify is not licenced for commercial use in the UK. This means you cannot legally use Spotify in a pub, bar, restaurant for background music. (See Spotify user agreement) REASON #2 – Sound Quality Less than one third of Spotify’s tracks are available at the highest bitrate quality of 320KBps. Most stream at 160KBps which can lead in a noticeable...

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Unique Promotional Ideas – To Make Your Venue #1

Unique Promotional Ideas BeeBox System have long been the leaders in entertainment technology for the bar industry, introducing ideas such as text-2-screen, editable digital signage and touchscreen table service. Push Button Games Push Button Games (also known as happy hour games) are a great way to reward customers. Up to 5 offers of your choice flash randomly on-screen – creating visual appeal. Offers could include discounts, half-price drinks, vouchers towards food. After purchasing drinks from the bar, customers push a button to randomly select an offer. The outcomes and ratios can be chosen by you. Find out more about Push Button...

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3 QUICK tips for getting the most out of your venue’s sound system

It’s All About The Sound Quality Sound quality is an area often overlooked by busy managers. By spending just a few minutes checking and adjusting your sound system – you will help make the music in your venue sound more clear and pleasing to staff and customers a-like. TIP #1: Check the EQ, Bass and Treble controls The bass and treble controls affect the tone of the music. Adjust the bass until drum beats sound punchy, but don’t overdo it or this will lead to distortion and can stress your speakers. Adjust the treble until hi-hats and cymbals are sharp...

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Entertain and Retain In today’s competitive leisure environment, venues are increasingly looking to give their customers additional reasons to stay. We offer a number of apps and presenter-led games, which are optional extras on your BeeBox System. Bingo Large numbers displayed on-screen. Automatic or manual calling Choice of celebrity voices Hi-Low Cards Play with 5 or 9 cards Ace high / Ace low options Atmospheric sounds effects and music Horse Racing Winnings calculated automatically Historic video races with exciting commentary We can supply tote tickets and film selection cards Raffle Ticket Picker Multiple prize tiers Supports cloakroom tickets in up...

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