Music delivery is the obvious candidate for cloud computing / distribution and we saw a number of demonstrations from folks at #gs12 a few weeks ago but perhaps the best we saw was from nexTUNE who formally announced this week their background music in the cloud service.
As they say “Forget satellite broadcasts, ditch the CDs and say goodbye to that dreaded elevator music”. They hope that their cloud based in-store digital music service, will change the way retailers, restaurants and hotels get their music. No equipment to buy, no contract to sign, all a business needs is a personal computer and they can have an extremely powerful music source for their business.
As was demonstrated in Lost Wages, it’s pretty simple to use, go to the nexTUNE website, open an account, download a piece of software and with a few clicks a business can get custom music in their store instantaneously.
With their cloud service, businesses can create playlists from nexTUNE’s library of thousands of songs or create what nexTUNE calls ‘Music Channels’ that work just like a custom radio station. nexTUNE also has over 60 predefined Music Channels that businesses can choose from.
The nexTUNE Music Service allows businesses to schedule different playlists or channels at different times of the day and they can have different schedules for each store in their chain. Unlike say, ‘Pandora for Business‘, they can insert messages, day part their custom music and if they lose their internet connection the music still plays without interruption.
nexTUNE Inc., is a privately held corporation based in Redmond Washington. nexTUNE provides the only cloud based, digital music service for the retail, hospitality and general businesses industries. nexTUNE also provides system sales, installation and service throughout the United States and Canada.