Can I play Spotify in my business premises?
If you type can I play Spotify in my business into Google, the first answer you will get is;
“Spotify for public or commercial use
As laid out in our Terms and Conditions, Spotify is only for personal, non-commercial use.
This means you can’t broadcast or play Spotify publicly from a business, such as bars, restaurants, schools, stores, salons, dance studios, radio stations, etc.”
This goes for all domestic style services for a single listener at home; Apple Music, Google YouTube Music, Amazon Prime Music, Deezer, etc. They are all unlicensed for commercial use and not registered for public performance. That is where a paid subscription differs from an advert-free paid subscription to one of these services; all the tracks we stream are licensed by the PRS and PPL for public performance in your restaurant, hotel, shop, bar or other background music setting.
So it is worth reading the fine print when you are choosing music for your business, as non-compliance over several venues could lead to a fine or even jail sentence. as in this PPL case.
To avoid punitive damages when playing copyright music to enhance your brand experience in your venue look for a PRS/PPL licensed supplier like Auracle Sound. We offer a vast array of live music channels in every genre suitable for background music, updated daily with new content and shuffled to give you a spontaneous playlist each and every day.
Try our live channels free for a week with no obligation now by clicking on Free Trial.