Headland Media Music can help you understand the licensing issues around audio for your business.
In nearly every instance you will require copyright music licences to play music in your business. Whether the music is Live, on CD, MP3, Radio, TV or even On hold, licences are required to cover its public performance within your business. In the UK, two bodies exist to collect and distribute these licence fees:
- PPL collects and distributes licence fees for the use of recorded music on behalf of record companies and performers.
- PRS for Music collects and distributes for the use of musical compositions and lyrics on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers.
Both organisations have extensive websites and helplines to explain how Copyright law works and the benefits of licencing music for your business.
In addition, it is also important to source your music from a company that is licensed to provide music to businesses, such as Headland Media. Many other music sources such as Spotify and Pandora are only licensed for non-commercial (at home) use so, to make sure you are covered for all the licences you require, give us a call on 0113 233 7800 or drop us a line.
As well as knowing your music is fully licensed you will have the added comfort of knowing all tracks have been checked for profanity, are suitable for use within your environment and are updated regularly to meet the needs of your guests and customers.
Increasingly, there are occasions when Non Copyright (Rights Included) Music or Sound-a-Likes may be a better option for your business. This type of music may meet your business’ audio requirements at a more cost-effective price, as it does not require licences from PRS and/or PPL. Headland Media has comprehensive databases of both, in numerous styles and we would be delighted to talk to you about the benefits of using this type of music in your business.