Are You Inviting a Licensing Nightmare?

MP3 Player

With every kind of media imaginable available at our fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we have the ability to create personal and public playlists through our computers and smart phones.  And, let’s face it – that mix you made for your restaurant’s happy hour is pretty good.  You also love listening to Pandora.  Hey, all you have to do is type in your favorite artist and, BAM, quick and easy playlist for your listening enjoyment (in the comfort of your own home that is). However, when you plug your iPod into the company’s speaker system, you are putting yourself out there for more than getting compliments on your set list. There are real legal ramifications for playing original artists’ music in a public space! You will have ASCAP, BMI and SESAC knocking on your restaurant door, asking for some pretty hefty fees – and rightfully so! If you were a musician, wouldn’t you want to get paid? Thought so – especially due to that slammin’ playlist you just created.

Since the liabilities are high, why not obtain playlists legally – from Muzak? We have a team of dedicated programmers who create premium, customizable and full-custom programs (or playlists, however you want to look at it) for small business owners just like you.  When is the last time you walked into a store or restaurant and heard complete silence?  Think about it again. There’s more value in music than just creating some white noise.  It’s an experience.  And when it’s legal, it can really be enjoyable!  Leave the heavy lifting to us as far as business music is concerned so you can focus on … well … your business.

Contributed by Ashley Columbus Audio Architecture Music Consultant

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