Music in hair and beauty salons and studios can help create an environment that people enjoy.

Music Licence for Salon

Whatever the occasion, music could help to make it even better! That’s why playing music in your hair and beauty business could be highly beneficial to your business and could help your organisation to fulfil its potential.

Whether you’re playing background music on the salon floor or in beauty treatment areas, you’ll usually need TheMusicLicence for your salon or studio.

By obtaining TheMusicLicence you’ll be able to play PRS for Music and PPL music legally in your hair and beauty business and enjoy its benefits whilst ensuring that its creators are fairly rewarded for their work.


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So why not introduce music into your business?

Whether it’s putting the beat in your barber shops, the harmony in your hair salon or the tempo in your tattoo studios; music has the potential to create a more upbeat and welcoming environment. It could help to make customers feel more at ease and create an atmosphere that people enjoy.

It’s not just your customers who will benefit from the music that is played in your salon or studio, but your staff will too. Music can add that boost of energy to a tired team who have been on their feet all day. It can also promote positivity and focus and driving collaboration with colleagues as well as interaction with clients, potentially leading to an improved customer service.

Get TheMusicLicence for your business, stay legal and put the essential energy of music at the heart of your business…

Simon Webster - TheMusicLicence Case Study
Simon Webster case study

Independent hair salon, Simon Webster Hair tell us how they use music to engage with customers and their local community.

How is my music licence cost calculated?

If you have up to 10 chairs or treatment tables in your salon or studio, your combined yearly music licence could cost around £269 (excluding VAT).

The cost of TheMusicLicence varies depending on the specific characteristics of each hair & beauty business, so please contact us for a quote. Before doing so, please ensure you’ve read our Music Licence Quote Checklist for each section that is applicable to you, and have the relevant information ready so we can provide an accurate quote for your salon music licence.

Quote Checklist

Salon background music

  • Number of stylist chairs and/or treatment tables

Music videos

  • The number of TV screens any music videos are played on

Telephone music on hold

  • Details of any telephone on hold music

Understanding your music licence royalties

To help you understand how much TheMusicLicence could cost for your hair and beauty business, you can view the individual PPL and PRS for Music tariffs that may be applicable to you.

PPL Tariffs
  • Background music in hair and beauty salons
  • Background music - music videos (VPL tariff)
  • Telephone music on hold
PRS for Music Tariffs


Can I play or perform music by specific artists only?
  • TheMusicLicence covers millions of songs and recordings, including the most popular and well-loved music not just from the UK but also from around the world.
  • You can play or perform the music of specific artists only if you wish, but it will not affect the cost of your licence. That’s because the cost is not calculated based on which music artists you play, but instead depends on factors such as the size of your business or organisation and the ways you use music.
Where does the money go?
  • When businesses and organisations pay PPL PRS Ltd for TheMusicLicence, we pass those royalties on to our parent companies, PPL and PRS for Music (after deduction of our running costs). The royalties are shared between PPL and PRS for Music based on which of their respective licensing tariffs apply to the music usage under your licence, and the costs due under those tariffs.
  • PPL and PRS for Music each have databases storing details of millions of musical compositions and recordings. Together with a wealth of information about what music is being used by customers, this enables PPL and PRS for Music to determine fairly and efficiently which of their members to pay, and how much to pay them.
  • This means that, by purchasing TheMusicLicence, you are supporting the future of music by helping to ensure its creators are paid for their work, so that the people who write, perform and record it can continue making the music you love.