Stingray Business https://blog.stingray.com/stingray-business en The Best Holiday Music for your Business https://blog.stingray.com/best-holiday-music-your-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Best Holiday Music for your Business</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/olivia" lang="" about="/olivia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Olivia</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/28/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><span><span><span>Holiday music – it’s everywhere! </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Whether you are the type to start listening to holiday music on November 1st or to avoid it at all costs, holiday music is here to stay! </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>A recent Huffington post <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/christmas-music-campaign-ads_us_565dfe72e4b079b2818c112f" target="_blank">study</a></span></span> found that only 4% of respondents want to hear Christmas music more than a month before the holidays. Nevertheless, many retail stores start way before this date. How can you avoid holiday music fatigue in your store or restaurant? Our team of music experts have tips for you.  </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>#1 Don’t start too early, and if you do, don’t go full force</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>If you run the type of establishment where holiday decorations come out on the first day of November, it might feel odd to not be playing any holiday music at all. We suggest a blended approach: start with a smaller percentage of holiday music that is mixed with your regular programming, and increase the frequency of holiday music as you get closer to Christmas. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>#2 Holiday music is not one size fits all</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Although everyone is partial to the holiday classics, not all holiday music is created equal. What works for a restaurant might not be suitable for a retail store, so to find something that works for you we suggest that you carefully choose holiday music that suits your brand image and clientele. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>#3 Switch it up </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Not only can an overload of holiday music drive your clients away, but the same old yuletide tracks can get tiring. Try a mix of instrumental holiday tunes (think jazzy piano versions) to set a festive mood without seeming too repetitive to clients and employees. </span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>#4 Give it a break!  </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Although you want to set a festive mood for your clients, non-stop holiday music can irritate employees. To avoid this, try playing holiday music only at specific times, such as peak hours, to give your staff a break during quieter times. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Happy holidays to all our readers! We hope that these tips gave you some insight into what type of music to pay during the Christmas season. Do you need additional inspiration? Check out our holiday music <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA/music-samples/christmas-favourites" target="_blank">samples</a></span></span>, or contact us to learn more at <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="mailto:businesssales@stingray.com">businesssales@stingray.com</a></span></span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span><span><span><strong>Sources </strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span><span><span><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/christmas-music-campaign-ads_us_565dfe72e4b079b2818c112f">https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/christmas-music-campaign-ads_us_565dfe72e4b079b2818c112f</a></span></span> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Dans cette édition de Choix des Experts, nous avons discuté avec Patrick Letourneau, un de nos programmateurs musicaux, de l’une de ses chaînes préférées pour les espaces commerciaux.  </span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Quelle est votre station préférée de Stingray Affaires ?</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>J’aime bien la musique un peu plus émergente que l’on trouve dans les chaînes <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA/music-samples/lounge-house">Lounge House</a></span></span>, <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA/music-samples/indie-dance">Indie Dance</a></span></span> et <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA/music-samples/standard-jazz">Standard Jazz</a></span></span>. J’ai cependant un penchant pour la chaîne <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><strong><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA/music-samples/modern-soul" target="_blank">Modern Soul.</a></strong></span></span><strong> </strong></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Pour quelles raisons la chaîne Modern Soul est-elle votre préférée ?</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>J’ai toujours aimé le funk, le jazz et le soul. Étant DJ depuis plusieurs années, j’ai été marqué par la naissance de plusieurs nouveaux genres musicaux, surtout le Chicago House. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>La musique house faisait régulièrement partie de mes sets de DJ, mais au début des années 90 j’ai découvert l’étiquette de disque Acid Jazz. Quelle révélation! Ce style mariait mes styles préférés. Ce genre musical compte l’un de mes artistes préférés, Jamiroquai. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Ensuite, j’ai été renversé par deux autres artistes : D’Angelo et Maxwell. Vers le début des années 2000, il y a eu un retour du son plus plus Motown et R&amp;B comme Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings et bien sûr Amy Winehouse.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Cette chaîne présente donc un joyeux mélange d’Acid Jazz, de funk, de neo soul et de R&amp;B.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Quel est le meilleur moment pour syntoniser cette chaîne ?</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Je dirais que la station s’écoute bien toute la journée.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Quelle est l’ambiance générale offerte par la chaîne ?</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Avec la présence de vraies instruments (cuivres, cordes, percussions), on y retrouve en générale une musique vivante sans toutefois être trop intense. Elle est progressive et s’adapte selon le moment de la journée avec un tempo plus reposant en matinée et énergique le reste de la journée.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Quelle est votre chanson préférée sur cette chaîne ?</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Cette question est tellement difficile à répondre. Je me permets de tricher un peu en donnant un titre selon les styles retrouvés dans la chaîne. Pour l’acid jazz, celle qui a parti le bal est « Blow Your Mind » de Jamiroquai. Pour le neo soul, c’est « Welcome » de Maxwell et pour le style Motown plus contemporain, je choisi « Smooth Sailin » de Leon Bridges. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Pensez-vous que notre chaîne Modern Soul conviendrait à votre espace commercial? Visitez notre <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="mailto:site%20Web">site Web</a></span></span>, ou communiquez avec nous à <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="mailto:businesssales@stingray.com">businesssales@stingray.com</a></span></span> pour en savoir plus! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span><span>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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When we refer to businesses, we mean brick-and-mortar retail, hospitality, restaurants, and in some cases, grocery stores. Not only is using a personal streaming service in a business setting illegal, it is also hurting the artists, songwriters, composers and publishers involved as they are not being compensated for their work. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>What’s more, 71% of business owners are not even <em>aware</em> that they need a license to stream music (Digital Music News).</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>So this begs the question - how do I play music in my business?</span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>The simple answer is that to play music legally in your bar, restaurant, gift shop, etc., each song you play must be licensed. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>SOCAN, CML, RESOUND, CSI, SOPROQ and other licenses may all be required if you want to play background music in your business. A licensing body such as SOCAN gives businesses the freedom and flexibility to use almost any music they want. Depending on what type of business you own, and how you intend to use the music in your business, you may need more than one type of license.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>This sounds complicated. How do I go about making sure my music is licensed? </span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Rather than trying to figure that out yourself, leave it to the experts who will not only curate your music to enhance the experience in your store, but who will also ensure you're protected from any potential legal action. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This is where Stingray Business steps in. Because we own all the national licenses required to play music legally in a commercial space, we remove the potential headache you would have to go through to ensure that all the music you are playing is licensed for commercial use. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Via our music player, our <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA/mobile-app" target="_blank">mobile application</a></span></span> and <a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/web-player">w</a><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/web-player" target="_blank">eb player</a></span></span>, we offer a selection of music tailored for businesses that is fully licensed and free of explicit content. Our music library is designed by our in-house team of music experts, who will work with you to create playlists that suit your brand image and elevate your customer experience. No matter which of our music solutions you choose, they all offer a worry-free, simple &amp; fully licensed solution. We place a strong importance on our commitment to artists and publishers, and with our global expertise in music licensing we will help you avoid copyright infringement and non-compliance fines. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Have any more questions about music licensing? Contact us at <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="mailto:businesssales@stingray.com">businesssales@stingray.com</a></span></span> to find out more, or <a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA" target="_blank">visit our website</a>.<a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA"> </a></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><strong><span><span class="tinytext">Sources</span></span></strong></span><br /><span><span><span><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/music-piracy-streaming-spotify-apple-music-license-737687/">https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/music-piracy-streaming-spotify-apple-music-license-737687/</a></span></span><br /><a href="https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/01/15/70-of-all-the-music-listening-is-free-study-estimates/" target="_blank">https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/01/15/70-of-all-the-music-listening-is-free-study-estimates/</a> </span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-10/pexels-photo-240223.jpeg" width="2248" height="1500" alt="Shop" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:08:45 +0000 Olivia 607 at https://blog.stingray.com Two Ways to use Digital Signage in your QSR https://blog.stingray.com/two-ways-use-digital-signage-your-qsr <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Two Ways to use Digital Signage in your QSR</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/olivia" lang="" about="/olivia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Olivia</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/12/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The use of digital signage in quick service restaurants is becoming increasingly common since video, animation and other multimedia content have proven to increase sales, enhance the customer experience, and improve the overall brand image.</p> <p>A skillfully executed digital signage solution responds to customer demand for interactive and responsive experiences that entertain and engage.</p> <p>One widely cited concern when deciding to implement a digital signage solution is the cost. While the initial investment can be quite high, digital signage has proven to deliver an ROI in less than 18 months (Tim Rollins, Noventri).</p> <p>Let’s look at how you can apply digital signage both inside and outside your restaurant.</p> <h3>Inside Signage</h3> <p>There are several ways you can use digital signage to enhance the customer experience once they are inside your establishment. Naturally, customers do not like to wait long. To minimize perceived wait times, a video wall or other forms of digital signage can keep clients entertained while also allowing you to promote relevant content.</p> <p>Many restaurants are moving towards digital menu boards, a solution that is very flexible and offers a wide range of features. Digital menu boards can be used to display relevant information such as nutritional facts, promotions, new items, and more - the possibilities are endless. Furthermore, this solution allows you to make updates in real-time across multiple locations.</p> <p>Many companies have also begun to implement self-serving kiosks that let clients select their meal and pay without having to wait for a cashier. The implementation of self-serving kiosks can lead to an increase in sales of up to 30% (Danny Klein, QSR).</p> <p>Aside from boosting sales, digital signage is a convenient alternative to traditional signage. It allows you to make changes instantly to reflect your product offering and current in-store promotions across multiple locations ensuring that your content is in synch and up to date.</p> <h3>Outside Signage</h3> <p>Digital signage outside your restaurant can be used for many functions such as promoting new menu items or upselling higher ticket items to tempt customers into making additional purchases. In fact, research shows that digital signage outside restaurants can increase sales up to 8% (<a href="https://www.armagard.com/">Daniel Waldron</a>, Digital Signage Today).</p> <p>The use of digital signage outside of restaurants can entice customers to come inside your establishment to make purchases by promoting limited-time offers and other special promotions. Furthermore, digital signage doesn't even need to be placed directly outside your restaurant to catch the interest of a passerby. The windows of your restaurant are a great place to engage a potential client. Bright and eye-catching visuals of a limited-time offer on an LED screen placed in your restaurants windows are also a great way to target customers. </p> <p>There are limitless ways to apply a digital signage solution inside and outside your business. What are you waiting for? Visit our website to learn how Stingray Business has transformed businesses into hubs of digital innovations.</p> <h4>Contact us at businesssales@stingray.com to learn more.</h4> <p> </p> <p><span class="tinytext"><strong>Sources </strong></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.navori.com/how-digital-displays-work-for-restaurants/"><span class="tinytext">https://www.navori.com/how-digital-displays-work-for-restaurants/ </span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.digitalsignagetoday.com/blogs/how-digital-drive-thru-menu-boards-can-boost-qsr-sales-up-to-8-percent/"><span class="tinytext">https://www.digitalsignagetoday.com/blogs/how-digital-drive-thru-menu-boards-can-boost-qsr-sales-up-to-8-percent/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.qsrmagazine.com/technology/study-kiosk-demand-rise-quick-service"><span class="tinytext">https://www.qsrmagazine.com/technology/study-kiosk-demand-rise-quick-service </span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.digitalsignagetoday.com/blogs/how-digital-signage-can-boost-customer-dwell-time-at-restaurants/"><span class="tinytext">https://www.digitalsignagetoday.com/blogs/how-digital-signage-can-boost-customer-dwell-time-at-restaurants/ </span></a></p> <p><a href="http://blog.hbcommunications.com/interactive-digital-signage-can-improve-your-business"><span class="tinytext">http://blog.hbcommunications.com/interactive-digital-signage-can-improve-your-business</span></a></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-10/Cafe_signage.png" width="1200" height="655" alt="Digital Signage in a Cafe" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:41:44 +0000 Olivia 598 at https://blog.stingray.com How Background Music Encourages Teamwork https://blog.stingray.com/how-background-music-encourages-teamwork-study <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How Background Music Encourages Teamwork</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/107" lang="" about="/user/107" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Sonia</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/22/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>Many studies have been conducted on music's effect on consumer behaviour, but more is being researched into the effect background music can have on staff motivation and productivity. This sort of research is especially relevant to employers who strive to create workspaces that promote productivity and teamwork.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>Kevin Kniffin, a researcher at Cornell University, conducted a study on the influence of background music on co-operation. Results from the study indicate that participants who listen to 'happy,' rhythmic music were inclined to co-operate more irrespective of factors like age, gender, and academic background, compared to those who listened to 'unhappy,' less rhythmic music. This positive boost in the participants’ willingness to co-operate was induced regardless of whether they liked the music or not. When people are in a more positive state of mind, they tend to become more agreeable and creative, while those on the opposite spectrum- in a less palatable mood- tend to focus on their individual problems rather than giving attention to solving group problems. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>Rhythm has a strong pull on people's behaviour through synchronization. When people listen to music with a steady pulse, they tend to imitate the beat by getting in sync which translates into better co-operation when making decisions. Small inexpensive adjustments to the office atmospherics, such as the music tempo, can assist in team co-operation and workflow.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>Music, as an atmospheric, has a uniquely powerful magnetism when it comes to changing sensibilities and thoughts affecting an individual’s ‘helping behaviour’. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>Helping behaviour is described as voluntary actions taken by an individual intended to assist others with reward considered or ignored. Two elements of music, in particular, create this draw on someone’s opposing emotional poles, namely the song’s feel and its lyrics. In a study, conducted by the academics North, Tarrant, and Hargreaves, two similar gyms were given specially designed playlists to test music’s effect on helping behaviour. The first was given upbeat music to induce a positive mood, and the other was given annoying music to evoke a negative one. The participants exercising to uplifting music were more willing to engage in helping behaviour after their workout compared to other groups. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>There is also a link between song lyrics and prosocial thoughts. The findings of a study by Anderson, Carnagey, and Eubanks noted the relationship between violent lyrics and the aggravation of hostile feelings in participants. Greitmeyer indicated that participants in his research, designed to test the effect music has on generosity and social awareness, donated more money to a non-profit organization after being exposed to positive, prosocial lyrical content.   </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>In summary, businesses should consider how music represents their brand and supports their customer’s shopping habits. In addition to this, music’s effect on staff should also be taken into account as its feel, rhythm, tempo and lyrical content have a significant influence on teamwork and helping behaviour.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><strong><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU">References:</span></strong></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU">Suttie, J. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greater-good-science-center/how-background-music-infl_b_12735474.html</span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU">Doyle, K. (2016). Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-management-music-behaviour/upbeat-music-may-make-people-more-cooperative-idUSKCN1152GT</span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU">Ganser, J. &amp; Huda, F. (2010). Music’s Effect on Mood and Helping Behaviour. UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research XIII. Retrieved from <a href="https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5f19/ff724abad227675ce63c9b6c152d399aecbf.pdf" target="_blank">https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5f19/ff724abad227675ce63c9b6c152d399aecbf.pdf</a></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">© 2017 Stingray. All rights reserved.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08/Stingray-employees.jpg" width="1250" height="833" alt="Background Music Encourages Teamwork" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:43:30 +0000 Sonia 544 at https://blog.stingray.com Lounge House | Expert’s Choice https://blog.stingray.com/lounge-house-experts-choice <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lounge House | Expert’s Choice</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/olivia" lang="" about="/olivia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Olivia</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/02/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3 class="text-align-center"><span><span><span>In the Expert's Choice series, Stingray Business' content team gives you an inside look at our curated music channels for business clients.</span></span></span></h3> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span>Having the right background music can make or break a brick-and-mortar business. At Stingray Business, we pride ourselves on offering a range of industry-leading music solutions which cater to an extremely wide variety of businesses and clients. Whether you’re an up-and-coming fashion boutique or a well-established upscale restaurant, our team of passionate and talented music designers will help you find the right music to suit your brand. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In this first edition, we sat down with music designer Sacha to chat about his favorite Stingray Business channel.</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="stingray-blog-sacha_0.jpg" height="500" src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-experts-choice/stingray-blog-sacha_0.jpg" width="300" /></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>What is your favourite Stingray Business channel?</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>There are many Stingray Business channels that I really enjoy, but my favorite would have to be<strong> "Lounge House".</strong></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Why is it your favourite?</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>I am very partial to this style of music because it’s mostly what I play when I DJ, but I think loungy house music is upbeat and energizing without being overpowering. It blends jazzy and eclectic melodies with silky smooth vocals and energizing electronic beats that people of all ages can relate to.  </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>What time of day is this channel the best for?</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span> Though this channel would be suitable to play all-day in a retail setting, I think it really shines during cocktail events in the early evening (5 a 7). The dynamic tempo helps keep energy levels high, but the laid-back melodies allow for casual conversation and interactions. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>What mood does this channel set?</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Lounge House sets a sophisticated, modern and refined mood inspired by Europe’s hottest hotel patios and beach bars. Perfect background music for a lively summer cocktail reception or a festive dinner with friends at a restaurant. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>What is your favourite song on the channel?</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>My favourite song on the channel also happens to be one of my favourite tracks ever: El Camino Part I by Shazz. It mixes a housey electronic beat with latin-inspired percussions and piano chords and is a surefire hit both for cocktail hour and on the dancefloor. </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span>Listen to a sample of <strong>Lounge House </strong></span></span></span><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/music-samples/lounge-house?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=expert's-choice-08-2018">here</a><span><span><span>! </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Think our Lounge House channel would suit your business perfectly? Visit our <a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/node/2">website</a> or contact us at <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="mailto:businesssales@stingray.com">businesssales@stingray.com</a></span></span> to learn more about how you can get access to our music!</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08/stingray-blog-experts-choice.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="stingray-blog-experts-choice" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:40:52 +0000 Olivia 537 at https://blog.stingray.com Tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le lecteur Web pour entreprise de Stingray https://blog.stingray.com/tout-ce-que-vous-devez-savoir-sur-le-lecteur-web-pour-entreprise-de-stingray <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le lecteur Web pour entreprise de Stingray</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/26/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Diffuser de la musique dans votre environnement commercial est plus simple que jamais! </strong></p> <p>Que vous soyez propriétaire d’une clinique, d’un centre sportif, d’un restaurant ou d’un bureau, la musique peut vous aider à offrir une expérience client hors pair. Créez instantanément l’ambiance parfaite en diffusant l’une des quelque 100 chaînes programmées spécialement pour les espaces commerciaux par Stingray. Véritablement clé en main, le lecteur Web pour entreprises de Stingray nécessite seulement un ordinateur connecté à l’Internet et un système de haut-parleurs. C’est aussi simple que ça!</p> <h2>Au service des entreprises</h2> <p>Le lecteur Web de Stingray Affaires est la solution la plus simple pour diffuser de la musique d’ambiance en toute légalité. Ses nombreuses fonctionnalités permettent de programmer le lancement et l’arrêt automatique de la diffusion musicale en fonction de vos heures d’ouverture.</p> <p>Conçue pour les entreprises et filtrée de tout contenu inapproprié, cette solution économique et conviviale requiert tout au plus une formation sommaire, ne comporte pas de câblage et n’exige aucune installation complexe.</p> <h2>La plus vaste sélection musicale sous licence, sans interruption publicitaire</h2> <p>Des nouveautés sont ajoutées chaque jour au catalogue de Stingray Musique pour offrir à vos clients les dernières parutions des vedettes de l’heure. En évaluant les préférences des gérants et des clients d’un espace commercial ou d’un bureau, l’algorithme de Stingray Musique crée une trame sonore équilibrée et garantit que les chansons ne sont jamais répétées trop souvent.</p> <h2>La bonne musique, au bon moment</h2> <ul><li> <h3>Pourquoi choisir le lecteur Web Stingray Musique?</h3> </li> </ul><p><span><span><span>•    </span></span></span>Choisissez parmi plus de 100 chaînes programmées pour les entreprises, en plus des milliers de chaînes du catalogue de Stingray Musique</p> <p><span><span><span>•    </span></span></span>Découvrez de nouvelles pièces ajoutées chaque jour</p> <p><span><span><span>•    </span></span></span>Diffusez de la musique en toute légalité<span><span><span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    </span></span></span>Profitez d’une diffusion en continu illimitée de la meilleure qualité sonore numérique de l’industrie</p> <p><span><span><span>•    </span></span></span>Naviguez librement d’une chaîne à l’autre pour faire évoluer l’ambiance au fil de la journée</p> <p><span><span><span>•    </span></span></span>Sautez jusqu’à six pièces par chaîne</p> <p><span><span><span>•    </span></span></span>Sauvegardez vos chaînes favorites pour y accéder facilement</p> <p><span><span><span>•    </span></span></span>Profitez d’une diffusion exempte de publicités tierces et d’interruptions</p> <p> </p> <h3>Discutez-en avec nous!</h3> <p>Que vous soyez propriétaire d’une clinique, d’un centre sportif, d’un cabinet comptable ou d’un bar, Stingray Musique est la solution clé en main parfaite pour votre entreprise. Choisissez parmi des centaines de chaînes créées sur mesure pour votre industrie.</p> <p><a href="https://business.stingray.com/fr/echantillons-musicaux">https://business.stingray.com/fr/echantillons-musicaux</a></p> <p><a href="https://business.stingray.com/sites/business/files/2018-06/Stingray%20Business-WebPlayer-UserGuide-FR.pdf"><span><span><span class="button">TÉLÉCHARGEZ LE GUIDE DE L’UTILISATEUR STINGRAY AFFAIRES</span></span></span></a></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/beat" hreflang="en">The Beat</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07/Stingray-business-webplayer_1200X628_0.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Le lecteur Web de Stingray Affaires" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 21:03:07 +0000 Stingray 530 at https://blog.stingray.com Everything you need to know about the Stingray web player for Business https://blog.stingray.com/everything-you-need-know-about-stingray-web-player-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Everything you need to know about the Stingray web player for Business</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/26/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNormal"><b>Broadcasting music in your commercial space is easy with an internet connection!<o p=""></o></b></p> <p><span><span><span>Create a guest experience that is suited to your customers’ type of business – healthcare, gyms, restaurants, small offices. Truly turnkey, the Stingray web player for Business needs an internet connected computer and a speaker system. It IS that simple. The perfect atmosphere can be created almost instantly by playing one of over 100 channels designed uniquely for business. </span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><b>Designed for business</b></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Stingray Business’ web player provides your clients a simple way to stream background music legally. Also, the commercial establishment can set the player to start and stop with business hours automatically.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Designed for businesses and screened of inappropriate content, this budget-conscious solution requires little to no training and does not involve any wiring or complicated installation.  </span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><b>The most extensive selection of licensed, commercial-free, streaming music</b></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Stingray Music updates the music library with new releases every day. Your customers will always have the latest hits on your channels. By learning the preferences of a store or office managers and guests, Stingray Music algorithms create a balanced soundtrack and guarantees that songs are never overplayed. </span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><b>The right music at the right time</b></span></span></span></h2> <h3><span><span><span><b>Why choose the web player?</b></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>•    Choose from over 100 channels designed for businesses, in addition to thousands of channels from the Stingray Music catalog</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    New tracks added daily</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    Broadcast music legally </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    Enjoy unlimited streaming in the highest quality digital audio</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    Navigate freely from one channel to another to change the mood as the day unfolds</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    Skip up to 6 songs per channel</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    Bookmark favorite channels for easy access in the future</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    No third-party ads or interruptions</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><b>Ask us about it! </b></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Whether it’s for a doctor’s clinic, gym, accounting firm or pub, this is the perfect turnkey solution for every business.<br /> Choose from hundreds of stations tailored to your industry.</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://business.stingray.com/music-samples"><span><span><span>http://business.stingray.com/music-samples </span></span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://business.stingray.com/sites/business/files/2018-06/Stingray%20Business-WebPlayer-UserGuide-EN.pdf" target="_blank"><span><span><span class="button">DOWNLOAD OUR STINGRAY BUSINESS USER GUIDE </span></span></span></a></p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/beat" hreflang="en">The Beat</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/products" hreflang="en">Products</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07/Stingray-business-webplayer_1200X628_1.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="The Stingray web player for Business" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:08:10 +0000 Stingray 526 at https://blog.stingray.com G7 Summit 2018 | Stingray Business https://blog.stingray.com/g7-summit-2018-stingray-business <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">G7 Summit 2018 | Stingray Business</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/olivia" lang="" about="/olivia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Olivia</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/06/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><span><span><span>June was a very exciting month for Stingray Business as we were chosen to be the official music providers for the 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix. </span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Our programming team created an exclusive, custom music channel that offered a selection of 1/3 Canadian, 1/3 Quebec, and 1/3 First Nations music. We were so excited to be able to showcase the amazing diversity of these amazing artist at this international event. </span></span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-G7/stingray-blog-G7-3.png" width="952" height="838" alt="stingray-blog-G7-3.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>As part of the activation of the Stingray channel, we got to travel to the beautiful Quebec city where thousands of journalists were reporting from the International Media Centre. We got to enjoy some local specialties, take in the indigenous artwork, and we even got to send a postcard home!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><i>Highlights from the event: </i></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Stingray Music listening station</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Cocktail hour with all the partners</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Trying First Nations specialty dishes </span></span></span></li> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-G7/stingray-blog-G7-5.jpg" width="1768" height="1778" alt="stingray-blog-G7-5.jpg" /></ul><p><span><span><span>Learn more about our curated music channels <a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/background-music">here</a>.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07/stingray-blog-G7-1.jpg" width="1800" height="1500" alt="stingray-blog-G7-2018" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:24:34 +0000 Olivia 497 at https://blog.stingray.com Summer Events | National Restaurant Association & C2 Montreal https://blog.stingray.com/summer-events-national-restaurant-association-c2-montreal <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Summer Events | National Restaurant Association &amp; C2 Montreal</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/olivia" lang="" about="/olivia" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Olivia</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/05/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><span><span><span>We kicked off the summer at Stingray Business with two major events: Chicago's National Restaurant Association Show and Montreal's C2!</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3>NRA 2018 in Chicago</h3> <p><span><span><span>We first spent a week in Chicago at the National Restaurant Association Show 2018, for the annual 4-day show. This is the foodservice industry’s largest show. Each year, we attend this event to showcase our range of digital signage products, as well as our commercial music offering. </span></span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-stingray-business-06/stingray-blog-c2-4_0.PNG" width="624" height="767" alt="stingray-blog-c2-4_0.PNG" /></p> <p><span><span><span>This awesome event offers us tons of opportunities to meet with Fortune 500 exhibitors, restaurant owners, chefs, and other industry players. Oh, and it also allows us to try A LOT of good food <span>?</span>. </span></span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-stingray-business-06/stingray-blog-chicago.PNG" width="628" height="818" alt="stingray-blog-chicago.PNG" /></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-stingray-business-06/stingray-blog-chicago-1.PNG" width="1129" height="704" alt="stingray-blog-chicago-1.PNG" /></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>See you next year Chicago!</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>C2 Montreal</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>We had an amazing time at C2 Montreal “Transformative Collisions”, the international business conference which attracts established and aspiring business leaders from across the globe. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>As one of C2’s major partners, we get to be front and center of all the action. We hung out in the beautiful Stingray booth that overlooked the Canal and gave us a birds-eye view of everything going on at C2. </span></span></span></p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-stingray-business-06/stingray-blog-c2.PNG" width="621" height="833" alt="stingray-blog-c2.PNG" /></p> <p><span><span><span>Throughout the 3-day conference, we got to participate in a ton of events, from brain-dates, labs, conferences, baking/branding a cookie, and we even got to take a boat ride along the canal! We also had the chance to listen to one of the own team members present on the topic of human-centered design. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EVENT</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul><li><strong><span><span><span>Snoop Dogg on Canada's cannabis industry</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Sebastien Leonard (Stingray) on Human-Centered Design</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Illumination Night's closing party</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <p><strong><a href="http://business.stingray.com/?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=profile-series-brian-2018">Get to know more about who we are and what we do at Stingray Business</a>.</strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/festival" hreflang="en">Festival</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/c2" hreflang="en">C2</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06/stingray-blog-c2-chicago.png" width="1200" height="628" alt="stingray-blog-c2-chicago" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:58:28 +0000 Olivia 439 at https://blog.stingray.com