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So you CAN’T play Spotify in-store!

On Thursday Premier conducted a webinar on licence free music that focussed on the cost saving elements and the alternative opportunities available to businesses. Hosted by Director of FreedomMusic; David Pearse, and featuring guest speaker, Jeff Stewart of New World Music, the webinar revealed some very interesting facts about playing overhead music and messaging to customers and staff.

Businesses from a variety of sectors tuned in to discover more about the options that are available to them, learning that paying hefty PRS and PPL fees and fines isn’t the only course of action. Services like FreedomMusic provide a fully managed in-store music and messaging solution that can save you money on licence fees, whilst improving sales of specific products or services.

Webinar attendees also heard from Jeff Stewart at New World Music who clarified some of the myths and hearsay that surround the in-store music topic. One of the biggest exposures was the truth behind playing Spotify in-store. Jeff Stewart revealed that it is in fact an offence to play Spotify or iTunes in-store, even if a business holds the associated PRS or PPL licences. Due to the terms and conditions of use, this action can result in fines and restraints placed upon your business.

If you would like to discover more about FreedomMusic as an option for royalty free and licence free in-store music and messaging, please visit www.freedom-music.co.uk or call 0845 279 7200.