As a hopefully, soon to be, owner of a cafe, I`ll get to pick the music. The options are boundless. I`m more limited by the medium than the selection. Satellite radio is apparently dying, according to 1st hand accounts by friends and family who used to swear by it. My first and ideal choice is simply to get a public broadcast license from BMI and hand select MP3`s and CD`s of music tailored to the audience and the sanity of my staff and I. This might prove to be expensive and cumbersome, so regular radio might have to suffice for the first year or two.
What do you people like for your own companies? I`m a fan of symphonic metal like Within Temptation and Nightwish, which might be too loud if I draw an older audience, but could work if the late night hours pan out the way I`m hoping. Do you play the music you enjoy, or do you play the music scientifically guaranteed not to offend even the most sensitive of prudes?
I guess that`s not a very unbiased way of phrasing it. Do you aim for entertaining or inoffensive as your focus in selection? Granted, the two wouldn`t be mutually exclusive in an ideal world, but this is a world where everybody feels entitled to be offended by just about everything, and you can never be too safe. I`m leaning towards entertainment, unless too many people tell me to aim for boring.
Making limitless possibilities much more limited.