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6 Things Control Play Does Different In Restaurant Background Music

Control Play is unlike any other entertainment service out there. The software itself is built specifically for the ...

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Competing with Takeout: Reinvesting in the In-Restaurant Experience

It’s not difficult to see that ordering-in has been on the rise since the advent of apps like Uber Eats, Grubhub, and ...

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Music Video Streaming for Restaurants Is Innovating the Guest Experience

The most successful bars and restaurants aren’t just serving up great food, they’re creating entire experiences. New ...

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How to WOW Guests with Innovative Video Experiences

It used to be that adding the latest trend to your menu, changing décor, or adding new technologies to your venue was ...

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How Restaurant and Bar Chains Can Stand Out from the Competition with Control Play

Modern conversations in the food and beverage industry largely center around the ever-increasing demands of consumers ...

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5 Summer Crowds Worth Attracting to Your Bar or Restaurant

Summer is a lucrative season for the food and beverage industry. People are in search of pubs, patios, and places to ...

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Control Play Sets Up Bars and Restaurants for Summer Concert Season

“Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.” ~ John Mayer

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Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Basic Music Streaming Services in Your Venue

Background music can tend to fall to the back of priorities for bar and restaurant owners—but creating the right vibe ...

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How and Why “­­­Old Town Road” Blew Up the Charts

“Old Town Road” was an unexpected hit from 2019 that blends country with hip-hop in ways few had ever heard before. It ...

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How to Make the Most of Patio Season in your Bar or Restaurant

Warm weather, blue skies, and plenty of thirst to quench—patio season is here! It’s a time when people are naturally ...

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Stop Wasting Your TVs! Modernizing Screens in Bars and Restaurants

Too many restaurants and bars are wasting their TV screens. Maybe they don’t know what else to put on, maybe they ...

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Modernizing Music in the Food and Beverage Industry

It’s hard to picture a restaurant setting without background music. For many restaurateurs, the benefits have been ...

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Have You Upgraded Your Bar or Restaurant to Music Video Yet?

Music videos are far from a dying medium—in fact, they’re more popular now than ever. According to stats from Vevo, the ...

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The Benefits of Remotely Managing Music and Entertainment at Bars and Restaurants

We previously wrote about the benefits of brand consistency in the hospitality industry, but now it’s time to get into ...

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You Spoke, We Listened: How Subscriber Feedback Transformed Control Play's Software

“It’s always been about being really flexible and open to listening to the opinions of subscribers who’d say, ‘Hey, ...

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17 Facts About Lizzo: Why She Should Be on Your Playlists Right Now

Melissa “Lizzo” Viviane Jefferson is a confident, body-positive American musician. Her 2017 song “Truth Hurts” ...

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Do You Have a Professional Music Mixologist Helping You Craft Your Brand?

You may have heard about mixology before; Merriam-Webster defines it as “the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks.” ...

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The Secrets to Thirsty Lion Gastropub's Rapid Expansion

From humble to rumble The Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill may have started off small in Oregon, but it’s expanded into a ...

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The Impact of Music on Productivity in Hospitality

Music has the potential to improve or disrupt our concentration. It can lift our mood, get us dancing, and bring back ...

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Hospitality Marketing to Millennials: A Millennial Marketer’s Perspective

I’m a millennial—wait, keep reading, it gets better—and I’m a marketer. That’s right, I have a career and everything. I ...

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Is Your Music Volume Hurting Your Employees & Restaurant?

Figuring out what music license your venue needs and what your dayparting strategy will be are just the tip of the ...

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Sensory Marketing: How Restaurants Can Engage Guests With All 5 Senses

You’ve nailed down your menu with amazing dishes that are sure to please. But if that’s all your restaurant is ...

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Stay Ahead Of and Exceed Customer Expectations with 'Control Play'

In a study by Eventbrite, 78% of Millennials—who control well over $1 trillion in spend these days—prefer to invest ...

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Differentiating the Experience at Smoked Burgers & BBQ with ‘Wow Moments’

It’s not always easy to stand out from the crowd in the restaurant business, especially when that crowd is as ...

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How RollHouse Entertainment Designs the Ideal Guest Experience

If you live in Ohio, RollHouse Entertainment needs no introduction. It has seven locations throughout the state, and ...

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How Nacho Daddy's Guest Experience Is Exceeding Expectations

“Our name can come off whimsical, and some guests don’t take us very seriously right off the bat,” says Christina Vino, ...

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7 Crucial Tips For Using TV Screens In Bars And Restaurants

Are you using your TV screens to their fullest potential?

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Control Play On Foodable: How Background Music Impacts Guest Experience

If you know anything about Control Play, you know that we’re obsessed with music and its ability to impact guest ...

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3 Reasons to Use Personalized Playlists in Your Bar or Restaurant

Did you know that background music drives our behavior? The impact of music is undeniable—bars and restaurant owners ...

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Do You Know the Optimal Hours for your Bar?

Understanding when your bar's optimal hours are allows you to staff more efficiently, cut down on labor costs, and ...

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Control Play - We Are The Playlist Company

We are the playlist company. What does that mean? play·list (noun) "a list of recorded songs or pieces of music chosen ...

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The Magic Mix for Your Restaurant’s Background Music

When you opened your bar or restaurant you had a vision, an image, a story you wanted to tell, a feeling you wanted to ...

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The Dark Side of Using Music Apps for Background Music at Your Bar or Restaurant

If you walk into a bar or restaurant and don’t hear music, what do you think? You’re probably going to assume the ...

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Are Music Videos Right For Your Business?

  There's this misconception that music videos are for clubs only. You might be thinking, “we’re beer, wings and ...

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Forward Thinking about Background Music for Restaurants and Bars

Foodies travel in herds—perhaps half-a-dozen strong—constantly "trying new places." There's a lot of potential for you ...

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11 Questions About Music Licensing For Bars And Restaurants

As the leading music, music video and digital signage provider to restaurants and bars and hospitality, we're often ...

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12 Songs For Mom This Mother’s Day!

As part of our Music and Music Video Services for Restaurants and Bars, we make it easy to create the best playlists ...

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Modern Blues for your Bar & Restaurant Music

BBQ Joints, Smokehouses, Taverns, Corner Bars, and Blues theme nights have never been better, especially since we've ...

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What Does A Music Video Service For Bars Have To Do With Roast Beef?

"If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it's not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for ...

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