Office & Workplace Music Licence

Music can be used in different ways in offices, factories & workplaces.

Whether you’re playing music in the office, on the factory floor, the radio in the workplace or the on-hold system on your telephone, 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.


Workplace music is all the rave

Not matter what your business you want it to run smoothly, be this assigning workloads, managing partnerships or setting out your budget.

But running a successful business is about more than just your day to day operations. It’s about providing an excellent service for your customers or clients. It’s also about encouraging teamwork and supporting collaboration; but most of all, it’s about keeping your workforce focused whilst safeguarding their well-being.

That’s why introducing music could be highly beneficial to your business and could help your organisation fulfil its potential. It could help to improve the
experience for both your staff and your customers and could help to make your business the very best it can be.

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Playing music in the workplace could help to create a more upbeat and energetic environment and could help to keep staff positive, engaged and focused.

It could help to:


  • Productivity
  • Retention
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Recognition & reward
  • Team spirit
  • Performance
  • Quality & value
  • Employability


  • Employee sickness
  • Restless routine
  • Clock watching
  • Disfunction
  • Staff turnover

Music & staff morale

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. Listen to music at work could have a similar effect and could help to:

Create a calming environment and relieve stress and other anxieties that employees may experience. It has the potential to make staff feel more at ease and focused. Not only this, but it could help your team to effectively manage their workload and prevent that overwhelmed and stressed out’ feeling.

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.

Potentially enhance the environment which could help to improve the efficiency and quality of work. It could also help to create a happy working atmosphere, keep employees motivated and improve their attendance, retention and overall sense of involvement.

Music & staff productivity

No matter what the occassion, music could boost the mood, enhance the environment and make people feel more engaged. That’s why listening to music at work could have a considerable effect on both productivity and morale.

Music often motivate us, which is why listening to music at work could be highly beneficial. It also has the potential to enhance creativity and the development of new ideas.

Music could help to improve the concentration and productivity of your workforce as it has the potential to create a more focused environment. It could also help to make your staff feel more engaged, committed and motivated.

Music could create a more welcoming environment and could help to lighten the mood. A friendly atmosphere could boost collaboration with colleagues and improve your employee’s interaction with customers or clients. It could therefore help to improve levels of customer service as a result.

Music & business identity

Music could help to make your business stand out and could be an important part of your brand identity.

Music could help to make your business unique and could be just as important to your individuality as your services or your products. Perhaps you want to help your staff concentrate on a specific task or keep them focused during long shifts. Whatever the situation, music could help to set the right kind of mood and could help to create a unique atmosphere that could enhance your business.

The right kind of music could reflect your business and could be an important part of your brand. Carefully selected music that suits your workforce and their operations could help to make them feel more involved and could therefore be just as important to their identity as their teams or their uniform.

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 and could help to make you stand out from your competition.

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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

Whistling while you work...

Introducing music could be highly beneficial to your warehouse, distribution or general manufacturing business. But this is nothing new.

‘MusicWhileYouWork’ was a BBC radio programme that played non-stop popular music, between 1940 and 1967.

The programme provided music that aimed to help factory workers become more productive. Music While you Work proved so popular within the industry that they introduced an extra broadcast in the late evening for night-shift workers.

To this day, music remains a simple and accessible way to potentially keep stress levels down, reduce sickness levels, boost positivity and focus the mind.

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.

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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 workplace music licence.

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  • Number of employees, working days and hours of operation.
  • The areas where music is used, such as office areas, factory floors etc.
  • Type of devices used to play music, such as radio, CDs, TVs etc.
  • The square meterage of each area where music is audible.

Music on hold

  • Number of external lines.

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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    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.
    Learn more

    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

    **An office with 4 or fewer workers could play music for £104.82 providing the music is not audible to customers or other visitors to the premises.

    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.