It’s time to take centre stage

As soon as we’ve set up TheMusicLicence for your business, you will be legally covered to play music, for your employees or customers, through the radio, TV, other digital devices, and even host live performances

The impact music has on your business

Music could have a positive impact on your business in many ways. It can help to set the tone, boost the mood and create a more upbeat atmosphere.*

Did you know that 93% of people agree the atmosphere in their business would be different without music? 

Or that 88% agree that music lifts the mood and creates a more welcoming atmosphere?

Music could help with employee engagement and drive collaboration and interaction with customers. 

This can create a more well-rounded experience with 88% of people agreeing 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.

Here is what some businesses say about how music has affected them:

Pablo Ettinger -
Caffè Nero
“A very, very large percentage of our customers are loyal and they come back every day or twice a week and the music has to be part of that otherwise they wouldn’t come back if they didn’t like it.”
Accent Clothing
"Right from when we started music has always been part of our identity... it’s part of our blood. It’s all part of the atmosphere and all part of the flavour of the shop, we like to play the right music at the right time"
Simon and Sophie Webster -
Simon Webster Hair
“We have a hugely diverse and eclectic clientele which partly comes from the diversity and eclecticism from the music that we play”

Where does the money go?

After our business costs, all the money collected via TheMusicLicence flows back to our parent organisations, PPL and PRS for Music to process, allocate and distribute as royalties to the music creators they represent.

PPL and PRS for Music each have databases storing details of millions of musical compositions and recordings. Together with a wealth of information about the music which is being used by customers, this enables PPL and PRS for Music to determine fairly and efficiently which of their members to pay, and how much.

By purchasing TheMusicLicence you are supporting the future of music, by helping to ensure its creators are paid for their work, so that the people who write, perform and record it can continue making the music you know and love.

Legal Requirements

Under The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, permission is needed from the relevant copyright holders – those people who create music – in order to play or perform music in public.

TheMusicLicence gives you this permission, in relation to the vast majority of commercially available music. This ranges from grassroots and independent artists and composers through to the bigest names in the business.

Frequently asked questions

Still got questions? One of our friendly members of staff will be in touch with you shortly, however feel free to tune in to some of our FAQ’s to find out more information.