Nick Spalding

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3 Signs it may be time to change your Music Provider

We know that renewing your contract with your music supplier or changing to a new music provider may not be your top priority in your busy schedule, however we thought we'd highlight three clear signs it may be time to...

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Restaurant Music - Top Tips

Here we've compiled some great articles and reference points for getting music right in your restaurant, restaurant chain or business.

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Anti-Social Behaviour reduces with Classical Music

It is commonly known that a restaurant's ambience affects diners' behaviour and can even affect how diners taste their food. It has also been reported anti-social behaviour can be reduced by playing classical music in...

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7 Signs your Background Music Strategy may be Wrong

1: Your in-store music system spends more time 'not working' than it does working For whatever reason you keep meaning to call in the music provider but never get round to it, or you have called them but are waiting for...

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Can I play my Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer or Napster Playlist in my business?

The terms and conditions you agree to when you sign up to a streaming music service, such as Apple Music®, Spotify®, Deezer® or Napster® specifically state music is licensed for personal use only and not public...

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So you want to play Music in your Business?

OK, do you know you need at least two types of licences to do that legally? First, you should have a ‘site or venue’ licence, now called TheMusicLicence, available from PRS for Music and PPL.

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Is your Spotify® playlist legalised for business use?

Under the standard terms and conditions of use with Spotify® and indeed most other personal music providers i.e. Apple Music®, Deezer®, SoundMachine®, and Napster® etc there are a couple of statements included in their...

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Holland & Holland - An Exclusive Mix

Perfect Octave recently provided Holland & Holland, exclusive London based shooting school, with a bespoke music mix playlist for their installed background music system, at very short notice. Established in 1835,...

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Music for Business and Brand Identity

What exactly is brand alignment? And why is it important for music in business to align with a brand's identity? In relation to music for business and brand identity, brand alignment is when music in-store matches the...

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Le Pain Quotidien - Fresh Food, Great Music, a winning combination!

Fresh Food, Great Music Le Pain Quotidien, international chain of bakery restaurants, called upon the services of licensed business music systems provider, Perfect Octave, to deliver improved music systems services,...

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