Fitness & Dance Music Licence

Music can be used in a variety of ways within your gym or fitness & dance business.

Whether you’re playing music in gyms, in the café or reception areas or using it in exercise and dance classes, 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.


Get into the groove... & turn it up!

Like most businesses, you want yours to be the best it can be. Whether this is through the facilities and classes you offer, membership prices even the locations in which you are based.

So, why not provide the best experience?

These days standing out from your competition is about much more than just how your business operates. It’s about the whole member and customer experience and music can be part of that.

Music could make it the best it can be…

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Music & customer experience

Music can be an important part of day to day life for many people, including while they work out or relax. Playing music for your members or customers could help to lift that experience up from good to great.

Whether you’re playing music across the gym floor, changing rooms, café or reception areas, background music in your gym, fitness centre or health club has the potential to enhance the experience you provide to your members, customers and staff.

Your music choices could create that ‘feel good’ mood and encourage members to stay, and return! Playing it in your gym, fitness centre or health club could not only provide a more entertaining and engaging atmosphere, but also create an environment people will come back to time and time again.

Make your organisation seem more relatable and help to ensure it retains a fresh and vibrant feel.

66% agreed that they enjoy visiting businesses where music was played.*

*Research performed by PPL PRS in relation to TheMusicLicence, Feb – Mar 2020. Figures based on a group of 16 participants

Music & employee engagement

Many of us choose to listen to music in our day to day lives as it has the potential to make us feel more positive and upbeat. Listening to music at work could have a similar effect and could help to:

Benefit both the health and well-being of your workforce. By creating a more upbeat environment, it could also make your employees feel valued, and improve their overall attitude and performance.

Focus the mind, possibly preventing the feeling of being overwhelmed or stressed. Music could also help to improve the efficiency and quality of work, as well as help improve the satisfaction and overall engagement and retention of your employees.

Create a friendly and more welcoming atmosphere. This could help to drive collaboration with colleagues and interaction with customers, potentially leading to improved levels of service and a better customer experience overall.

Music & business identity

Like your business, music is unique. A tailored soundtrack could help to give your business an identity, define your brand and help to make your business stand out.

Music could help to make your business unique, and could be just as important to your individuality as your facilities and classes. Whatever your business identity, carefully selected music could help to set the right kind of mood, compliment your classes and facilities, and could help to create a unique atmosphere that could enhance your business.

Playing music could help you stand out and distinguish you from your competitors. It could be considered just as important as your company name or décor.

Music could help to enhance the atmosphere for your employees, and could make their experience with your company more memorable. It could therefore increase your brand awareness, help to make you stand out from your competition and potentially become more attractive to future employees.

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Music & statistics

  • 88.3% said that music is enjoyable to staff and customers**
  • 53.4% agreed that music is an important part of my brand and helps to keep their customers loyal
  • 93% agreed that music has a positive effect on their business
  • 50% said that they enjoyed visiting businesses where music is played
  • 88.3% agreed that music lifts the mood and creates a more welcoming atmosphere

**Research performed by YouGov on behalf of PPL PRS in relation to TheMusicLicence December 2018

How is the cost calculated?

The cost of TheMusicLicence for a gym or fitness & dance centre varies depending on the specific characteristics of each business, so please contact us for a quote.

Quote Checklist

Before doing so, 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 music licence

Gym operators/fitness & leisure centres

  • The areas where music is audible such as the gym floor, reception areas, etc.
  •   The square meterage of the total area where music is audible.
  • Number of TV screens any music videos are played on.

Fitness instructors, lessons or classes 

  •   Number of lessons/classes held per year.

Dance studios 

  • Number of hours music is played in the studio per week.
  • Number of lessons/classes per year.
  • Number of social dances held per year.

Independent dance teachers  

  • Actual attendance at lessons/classes.

Get a quote

If you’ve got all your information ready, please contact us or complete our Get TheMusicLicence form to arrange a quote.

Call us on 0116 290 0525

(8am-6pm, Monday-Friday)

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Set up a new music licence for your business today.

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    What is TheMusicLicence?

    What is TheMusicLicence

    TheMusicLicenceallows you to legally play music for employees or customers in your business through the radio, TV, other digital devices and live performances.
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    Do I need a music licence?

    Do I need a music licence?

    If you use, play or perform music in your business or organisation, the chances are you need a music licence.
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    Where does my money go?

    Where does my money go?

    After our business costs, music licence fees are distributed to all those involved in making music via our parent companies PPL and PRS for Music.
    Learn more

    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.