Hairdresser, Barber & Beauty Salon Music Licence

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

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


Making the cut...

Like most businesses, you want yours to be the best it can be. Whether this is through the service you offer, the staff you hire or your location.

So, why not provide the best experience?

These days standing out from your competition is about much more than just how your salon or barber shop operates. It’s about the whole customer experience, and music can be part of this experience.

Music could help make it the best it can be…

Playing music in a shop

Music & customer experience

Music can be an important part of day-to-day life for many people and has the potential to make an occasion more enjoyable. That’s why something could seem lacking in your salon or barber shop without it. Playing music in your business could not only provide a more entertaining environment for your customers but could also:

Help to make your organisation seem more relatable and ensure it retains a fresh and vibrant feel. It has the potential to create a more comfortable space and make your clients feel more at ease as a result.

Enhance the atmosphere and create an environment that people enjoy. It could help to make your customers feel more involved and make their visit to your business more memorable. Not only this, but music could help to create a positive atmosphere which could help to boost loyalty and retention.

Help to stimulate the environment, prevent unwanted silences and help to make your customers experience feel more fluid.

Music & customer spend

Whilst playing music could help to improve your customers shopping experience, it could also have an effect on how much they spend with your business. This is because playing music could help to:

Boost the atmosphere which could encourage your customers to stay for longer and potentially spend more as a result. They may opt for additional treatments or purchase products your business offers. They could also be more likely to make follow up appoint- ments and return time and time again.

Set the spending mood by creating an upbeat and positive atmosphere. Music has the potential to reflect the time of day, the season or even the weather outside helping to enhance your customers overall experience.

Music & brand awareness

Like your business, music is unique. A tailored soundtrack could help to give your business an identity, define your brand and create uniformity across your organisation.

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

The right soundtrack could reflect both your customers and your staff. By learning which style of music heightens that ‘feelgood’ factor at different times, and you could create a space which is as much known for its atmosphere as it is for its excellent service.

Music could make your business seem more personal and help you to connect with your customers, both old and new.

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Music & employee engagement

It’s not just your customers who could benefit from the music that’s played as it could have a considerable benefit to your staff too.

Music could help to drive collaboration with colleagues and interaction with customers, potentially leading to improved levels of service and a better customer experience overall.

Listening to music at work has the potential to relax and focus the mind, which could help to prevent staff feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Music could also help to improve the efficiency and quality of work, as well as help to improve the satisfaction and overall engagement of your employees.

Music could improve concentration and productivity whilst also helping to make staff feel more engaged and valued, especially if they are involved in choosing the music selection.

88.3% agreed that music is enjoyable to staff and customers.*

*Research performed by PPL PRS in relation to TheMusicLicence, Feb – Mar 2020. Figures based on a group of 73 participants.

How is the cost calculated?

The cost of TheMusicLicence depends on a number of factors, including your type of venue & how you use music in your day-to-day operations, whether that be for background purposes or other usages such as music on hold.

Background music

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One off events

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per attendee

Music on hold

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Quote Checklist

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 shop or store music licence.

Background music

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

Specially featured entertainment events

  • 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.

Music videos

  • Number of TV screens music videos are played on.

Telephone music on hold

  • Details of any telephone on hold music.

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.
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    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.