Marks & Spencer Decide to Remove Instore Music. Why?

Marks & Spencer Decide to Remove Instore Music. Why? Pipe Down. When it goes quiet, what do you hear? In-store music has a branding role, yes - but there's something else being hidden by the playlists... So, National Treasure Marks & Spencer is in the news again, this time it's with in-store music - or [...]

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WARNING: Streaming Services & Music Licensing: What You Need to Know

Streaming Services
WARNING: Streaming Services & Music Licensing: What You Need to Know When you play music in a shop, restaurant or hospitality area, where people might buy products or services, or have paid to spend time, you make commercial use of the music you bought (or streamed) privately, because you distribute it to a larger audience - your audience [...]

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The PRS and PPL – who are they? Why do they matter (they do)

The PRS and PPL - who are they? Why do they matter (they do) There is a saying: "Music is it's own reward." Its not quite a labour of love though; musicians at all levels are earning a living, partly touring, streaming and sales, partly from licensing of their work. The PRS and PPL handle the [...]

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