Is your Spotify® playlist legalised for business use?

Posted by Nick Spalding on Nov 13, 2019 2:30:00 PM

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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 standard terms and conditions of use, which prohibit use of their services in commercial premises, namely,

We grant you....non-exclusive, revocable permission to make personal, non-commercial use of the Content. You promise and agree that you are using the...content for your own personal, non-commercial use.

Our latest eBook, available as a download, covers in detail the requirements for licencing music for business.

 

What if I have TheMusicLicence for my business?

 

TheMusicLicence from PRS/PPL makes it legal for your business or venue to play music for public performance or broadcast. (in the past this was often referred to as a site licence).

TheMusicLicence from PRS/PPL does not provide you with the correct licence to play your personal playlist from Apple Music®, Deezer®, SoundMachine®, Napster® or Spotify® beyond personal use, see opening paragraph.

What are the implications of not having the correct licences?

There have been a number of high-profile cases, in the United Kingdom, of venues, bars and business owners being fined for not using the correct licences for playing music in their business.

London Bar fined £19,000

Exhaust Fitters fined £200,000

Council fined £2,000

Restaurant fined £2,500

Hairdresser fined £1,500

The Good News

We can easily make your Spotify® playlist legal for use for you, so that you can use it for commercial use. So is it worth running the risk for you or your business when it is so easy to do the right thing?

We can legalise your Apple Music®, Deezer®, SoundMachine®, Napster® or Spotify® playlist for use in your business.

It's as easy as;

  1. Signing up to our standard music for business service
  2. We'll import your personal playlist and add it to our legal music for business system,
  3. You will be able to access and play back your playlist from a device of your choosing i.e. iOS/Android device, a MAC or PC, our dedicated music player (rented from us) or via a Sonos® system.

Sign Up here or find out more.

Get in Touch

If you'd like to find out more, why not talk to one of our music experts, jump on a live chat or fill out this form and we'll get right back to you. You can also find out more on our Music for Business page here.

Topics: Licensed Music, Music for Business