Retail shops & stores

Whether you’re playing background music on the shop floor or in back office areas for staff, you’ll usually need TheMusicLicence.

Music in shops and stores can help to enhance the atmosphere and create an environment 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 really important for us at the moment because the industry over the last 5 years has changed so much, so quickly like never before, the growth of online shopping has hit not just Leeds but has hit every city centre over the country… people need a reason to come to a city centre, so you need a social event to bring them out.”

Music has the power to turn your shop into its own interactive venue with your product taking the spotlight! Turn a shop into a showroom, a changing room into a catwalk, a sale into a celebration all whilst influencing shopper behaviour whatever your sector.

Accent Clothing

Briggate Leeds

Benefits of TheMusicLicence

Music is noticed by customers as soon as they walk into your store. A space can often seem empty without music, music could help create an environment people enjoy, boosting retention and loyalty of your shoppers.

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Enhance your customer experience today

Playing music in your store could not only help to provide an entertaining environment for your customers but could also: 

How is my music licence cost calculated?

If you play music to customers on a shop floor (100 sqm or less), your combined yearly music licence for a retail shop could cost around £328.81 (excluding VAT).

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.

Quote checklist

The cost of TheMusicLicence varies depending on the specific characteristics of each retail premises 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 shop or store music licence.

1.Background music

  • The areas where music is played, such as the shop floor, office areas and cafés
  • The square meterage of each area where music is audible

2. Specially featured entertainment events, e.g. DJs, discos and fashion shows

  • Number, capacity, duration and attendance of in-store specially featured entertainment events held per year
  • The square meterage of each area where such events are held

3. Music videos

  • Number of TV screens 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 0800 086 8820

(8am-6pm, Monday-Friday)

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