RTI has partnered with SoundMachine, a music subscription service for businesses. The partnership will provide integrators installing the RTI Music streaming audio system with recurring monthly revenue options featuring SoundMachine’s licensed, cloud-based music service for businesses. RTI is of course, the Shakopee, Minn.-based manufacturer of control and automation solutions.
The solution enables RTI dealers to offer and monetize fully licensed music services in restaurants, bars, hotels and other commercial applications. The services include ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SOCAN, RE-SOUND and Global Music Rights.
Neal Ellsworth, RTI director of product management, highlights the importance of music in the business atmosphere. According to Ellsworth, it engages customers in a meaningful way and encouragers repeat visits. He adds, “The RTI Music integration with SoundMachine makes it easy for integrators to create memorable customer experiences with a trusted, cloud-based licensed music service and then participate in the ongoing revenue stream.”
Two Service Levels
SoundMachine makes it possible to play fully licensed music that will engage clients’ customers in retail, restaurant, hospitality, and other environments. RTI dealers will offer clients two service levels. The Business Plan offers over 100 playlists. The playlists come with a range of style settings, preprogrammed custom announcements, multiple sources within one location, and multiple locations with one central account. It also includes a yearly prepaid service with discounts and no contracts.
Meanwhile, the Business Premium plan offers more than 500 playlists. It also enables importing playlists from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more. RTI dealers will earn 10% of service subscription fees. This then generates recurring income for their businesses.
RTI Music enables seamless music streaming from directly within the control and automation system environment. Thus, it combines music streaming control with TV, lighting and shades, climate, and security. This integration eliminates the need to exit the control app to search for music or access a playlist. Staff can thus focus on the customer experience, not the technology. RTI Music also has multiple concurrent streams, This then enables different areas of the business to stream playlists, with all music fully licensed through SoundMachine.