Hair & Beauty

Whether you’re playing background music in your salon, barbershop or in beauty treatment areas, you’ll usually need TheMusicLicence 

Playing music in hair and beauty salons and studios can help create an atmosphere that people enjoy.

By obtaining TheMusicLicence you will be able to play music legally and enjoy its benefits whilst ensuring that its creators are fairly rewarded for their work.

It’s a street that is a really creative street in a really creative town so we wanted to build a salon environment where we felt those people would feel comfortable”

Sophie Webster

Simon Webster Hair, Brighton

Benefits of TheMusicLicence

Standing out from your competition can be about more than just how your day-to-day operations. It’s about the whole customer experience.

Music can help to enhance the atmosphere, encourage conversation and can help to create a relaxing and engaging environment. It has the power to put the harmony into your hair salon, put the funk into the fade and turn your lowlights into highlights! No matter what your industry, music could make your business even better.

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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*

Music could help to make your business unique and could be just as important to your individuality as your stylists and services. Music has the power to:

How is my music licence cost calculated?

A hair and beauty premise with 10 or fewer seats that plays music via TV or radio could play music for only 80p a day*

There are a range of tariffs to cover the different uses of music across various venue types. However, the cost of TheMusicLicence will vary according to your music use. To help you understand how much TheMusicLicence could cost, you can view the individual PPL and PRS for Music tariffs that may be applicable to you.

If you have up to 10 chairs or treatment tables in your salon or studio, your combined yearly music licence could cost around £293.68 (excluding VAT)*

Quote checklist

The cost of TheMusicLicence varies depending on 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.

1.Salon background music

  • Number of stylist chairs and/or treatment tables

2. Music videos

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

3. Telephone music on hold

  • Details of any telephone on hold music

How do I get TheMusicLicence?

Call us on 0116 290 0525

(8am-6pm, Monday-Friday)

Alternatively you can complete the online form and an adviser will be in touch.

*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