Basic Background Music Providers

There are hundreds of Background Music services providers for bars and restaurants and all kinds of other businesses. So this is by no means the definitive list. But if you just need basic background music, this is a good place to start.

Control Play only focuses on Video Entertainment for Bars and Restaurants.

We create targeted, day-parted Video Playlists for Sports Bars, Neighborhood Bars, Pubs/BrewPubs, Casual Dining Restaurants and Eater-tainment Venues.

Our content library and support is created specifically and only for these applications.

If you are not a bar or restaurant, or not looking for Video, we can't help you other than to hopefully point you in the direction of some background music providers that cater to all types of businesses. They offer a range of services and support levels. Give their one-size-fits-all solutions a try - limited support may be just what your business needs.



RX Music (PCMusic)

From developing signature sound profiles to curating distinctive music, RX Music creates bespoke playlists that reflect your brand's unique DNA and resonate with your different audiences.

RX Music's Website  


Cloud Cover Music

Music has the power to influence your customers. Get a legal solution for background music and audio advertising, suitable for 1 to 10,000 location businesses at an affordable price point.

Cloud Cover Music's Website  



PlayNetwork helps brands use music, content and technology to increase consumer engagement, in-store and beyond. Our expertise is music. We love it – in all forms, from all places. And we love sharing it with consumers, brands, and the world. Consisting of musicians, DJs, former record label executives, and extreme music fanatics, our music curator team is what makes PlayNetwork the leading in-store music partner for global brands.

PlayNetwork's Website  


Custom Channels

Signature entrees, locally sourced ingredients, knowledgeable servers, comfortable seating, menu appearance. You put a lot of time and thought into the many elements that make up your restaurant. Consider that music can make your restaurant different, memorable and enjoyable for both customers and employees. The right music mix can tip the balance from forgettable to great atmosphere. If food is your passion, music is our passion!

Custom Channels's Website  



With over 16 million songs licensed for your business, Rockbot plays the best background music to achieve your vibe. Your new background music will instantly start playing and can automatically start and stop with your business hours.

Rockbot's Website  


Retail Radio / Spectrio

Strategic overhead and in-store music can keep customers in-store longer and increase purchase intent. Let us help you create the perfect in-store radio station your customers will love. The right music genre played at the right time, combined with professionally-produced messaging, will keep your guests entertained and in the right buying mood.

Retail Radio's Website  


Soundtrack Your Brand

We’ve done a ton of research into how music influences emotions and decisions. This research has helped us create a method that matches brand personalities with music. All this makes it easy for you to find or create your own soundtrack through genres, moods, energy levels and more.

Soundtrack Your Brand's Website  


Couture Media

We are a team of music experts. With 10 years of designing strategic, on-brand playlists we make it easy for you to harness the power of music throughout your branding strategies and make emotional connections with your customers.

Couture Media's Website  


Mood Media / Pandora for Business

Pandora for Business combines the fun and personalization of Pandora’s consumer application with Mood Media’s business and licensing expertise. The result? A super affordable, easy-to-use and tailored music solution that elevates your customer experience.

Pandora For Business's Website  


SiriusXM for Business

SiriusXM Music for Business can transform the mood for your business. Our programmers know what songs to play and when to play them. Choose SiriusXM Music For Business and let our music work (and rock) for you.

SiriusXM For Business's Website


Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc

The above Background Music providers are (hopefully) licensed for business/commercial use. Consumer streaming apps like Spotify and Apple Music however, are expressly not licensed for this use. Despite this, we still see many businesses using them for this purpose so while we don't condone it, we have them here simply to illustrate that they are widely used for business.


Try Control Play for 30 days and see what Video can do for your bar or restaurant.