Whether your place of business is a coffee shop, a clothing store, a spa, a gym, or any number of other things, you must have the proper licenses in order to play music. These are called Public Performance Rights. Businesses that are expected to pay for these public performance rights include (but are not limited to) restaurants, hotels and motels, business offices, fitness centers, schools and residential communities, retails stores, bars, and nightclubs.
Note: Our licenses alone do not give a local establishment the right to engage a DJ to play music, to hire a live band to perform, to use the SoundMachine service for karaoke, or for any other use.
Our licenses similarly do not cover an establishment that charges a cover, entry or similar fee to customers entering the location.
Our licenses do not cover any other music sources such as radio, television, CD, or MP3 players. Performing music at the location in this manner or charging admission is generally not authorized by the licenses SoundMachine has obtained, and may subject the local establishment to liability for copyright infringement, unless other, more extensive licenses are obtained. For further information, please feel free to contact our support team. They will likely direct you to a knowledgeable attorney or music right consultant.
Non-USA or Canadian customers: To obtain the proper licenses to perform music in public, please refer to the collecting societies operating in your country. If you need any help, feel free to contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.