Entertainment & Attractions Music Licence
Music in entertainment & attractions can help enhance the atmosphere and create an environment people enjoy.
Whether it’s putting the ambiance into the auditorium, the flair into the foyer or bringing the beat onto the big screen, if you’re playing music in your cinema, you’ll usually need a music licence from PPL PRS.
By obtaining TheMusicLicence you’ll be able to play PRS for Music and PPL music legally and enjoy its benefits whilst ensuring that its creators are fairly rewarded for their work.
Music in cinemas
TheMusicLicence will cover your cinema/premises/business for almost every type of music usage.
This includes music that is used:
- Within films
- Within cinematic presentations of live music events
- As background music in auditoriums and other area
- As additional music on your premises (such as live music, DJ sets and theatrical performances etc.)
In licensing terms, background music for cinemas refers to recorded music that is used solely as background music. It will generally be licensed under PPL’s background music in cinemas tariff, Tariff PPLPP036 and PRS’ Tariff C although in some instances, Tariff P, Tariff HR or Tariff GP may also be applied.
Target new audiences and host Simulcasts – a live event that is broadcast in real-time; and Encores – a broadcast recording of a previously staged live event.
Enhance the environment
Help set the tone, change the mood and create an atmosphere that people enjoy. This can help make customers and employees feel more welcome and relaxed and could improve their overall experience.
Define your brand
Make your business unique and it can be just as important as your name or décor. Carefully selected music that is relatable to your business can complement your brand, distinguish you and help you stay ahead of the competition.
Music could contribute to creating a better working environment, promoting engagement, collaboration and motivation. Helping to engage your staff with your business, improving morale. This could lead to greater productivity, as well as better service levels for your customers.
Millions of songs
TheMusicLicence covers virtually all commercially released music available – millions of songs and recordings, including the most popular and well-loved music, not just from the UK, but from around the world.
How is the cost calculated?
The cost of TheMusicLicence varies from cinema to cinema, depending on their specific characteristics, so please contact us for a quote
Before contacting us, please ensure you’ve read our 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 workplace music licence.
Cinema background music
- Number of cinema screens
- The areas owned and managed by the cinema, where music is audible such as foyers, bars and restaurants
- The square meterage of those separate bars, restaurants or shops where music is audible
- Details of areas operated by third parties, such as bars or restaurants where music is audible
Music in films
- Annual admissions or annual receipts
- Number admissions or annual receipts
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