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

Posted by Nick Spalding on Dec 11, 2019 3:15:00 PM

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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 broadcast or commercial use.

Using playlists from a personal music playlist in a commercial environment or business, without an MSB2B licence (this is not the same licence as TheMusicLicence issued by PPL/PRS) puts you and your business in breach of UK copyright law.

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Personal use music licences do not carry over to commercial environments. This means if you are playing a personal Spotify, Apple Music playlist or other streaming content playlist, without being licenced, you or the business owner are breaking the law and could be prosecuted.

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