Benefits of Music

From reducing stress to improving productivity, there are many benefits of playing music in the workplace.

The age-old debate of whether we should play music at work is ongoing, with one burning question taking top billing: is it or is it not socially acceptable to play music out loud in the workplace?

There is evidence to suggest that playing music can be beneficial for you whilst you are working. If some of your colleagues need convincing, why not use this handy list to show them the positive difference which could result from playing music in the workplace.

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4 benefits of playing music

1. Music may boost productivity

Everybody strives to be their most productive at work. Whether you spend your working day in an office, a shop or a café, being able to maintain your focus at important times is pretty crucial.

One thing you could try to improve your productivity and focus at work is to listen to music. One study found that productivity is improved when staff listen to music whilst working. Unfortunately, you’re never going to please everyone with the music choice. Everyone likes something different, but there has been some research which shows that classical music works best for concentration.

Why? Well, classical music often doesn’t contain any lyrics, which can act as a distraction if you’re trying to immerse yourself into a deep task.

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2. Music may improve memory

Not only can music help you maintain your productivity during the day, it could  improve your memory…

One study, has suggested that music can have a positive effect on your memory if you enjoy that music. Finding a music genre that suits everyone in your office is a great idea. Perhaps it’s worth giving each member of the team access to the music, so they can turn off anything they really don’t like.

3. Music may evoke happiness

One of music’s most celebrated, and in fact useful, qualities is that it can really boost our moods. Happy and upbeat music may have a positive effect on our mood which could make you feel more positive whilst at work

If your role involves lots of repetitive, autonomous tasks, music can really lighten what might be seen as a long day ahead. If you are doing something that requires a little more concentration though, there is no need to switch off your favourite tunes. One study  suggests that being in a better mood could give your concentration a boost, enabling you to get on with more work during the day.

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4. Music may help reduce stress

Another potential benefit of music is that it can help reduce stress levels. Working hand-in-hand with the idea that music improves mood, it can also leave you less likely to suffer with stress. 

Studies even show that those who listen to music are likely to have lower cortisol levels, which in turn helps them to feel less stressed.

Why not put on some music to help you de-stress at work? It may help you relax and free up your mind to focus on the task in hand.

By taking out TheMusicLicence from PPL PRS, you can play virtually all commercially available music in your premises for your employees and enjoy all the potential benefits of playing music in your workplace.

93% of businesses surveyed agreed that music has a positive effect on their business*

88% of businesses surveyed agreed that music lifts the mood and creates a more welcoming atmosphere*

93% agreed that the atmosphere would be different without music*

*Research performed by PPL PRS in relation to TheMusicLicence, February – March 2020. Figures based on a group of 73 participants belonging to the hair and beauty industry

Music is essential energy, it’s commercial oxygen!

From boosting staff morale, to improving employee concentration and productivity. Music in the workplace has the potential to create a more upbeat, energetic and positive environment. Consequently helping to make employees feel more engaged, driving collaboration with colleagues and their interaction with customers or clients.

Music has the potential to make the workplace more enjoyable. Increasing retention and helping to improve the experience for new employees. Additionally it could also help to define your brand and make your company recognisable, distinguishing you from your competition.

So why not introduce music into your workplace?

Introducing music in the workplace could be highly beneficial to your business and could help your organisation fulfil its potential… turn an office into an auditorium, a handshake into a harmony, or a meeting into a moment.

TheMusicLicence allows you to legally play millions of songs ranging from grassroots, independent artists and composers through to the some of the best-known artists from around the world. This means you can make a playlist that is as unique as your business and workforce.

Are you already playing music in your business?

It’s great your business is already enjoying music. However it is important to ensure you are licensed correctly. It’s really easy to make sure you have the correct licence for your business so contact us to speak about your music usage.

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What is TheMusicLicence?

TheMusicLicence gives UK businesses and organisations the legal permission required to use music. Under The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, permission is needed from the relevant copyright holders in order to play music in public. TheMusicLicence gives businesses this permission in relation to the vast majority of commercially available music.
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How is the cost calculated?

The cost of TheMusicLicence depends on a number of factors, including your type of venue & how you use music in your day-to-day operations but could cost a businesses as little as 27p per day**
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Where does my money go?

After our business costs, music licence fees are distributed to those involved in making music via our parent companies PPL and PRS for Music. This means that by purchasing TheMusicLicence, you are supporting the future of music by helping to ensure its creators are paid for their work.
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**An office with 4 or fewer workers could play music for £104.82 providing the music is not audible to customers or other visitors to the premises.

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