Wherever legally possible, Soundtrack Your Brand licenses all necessary rights from music rights holders (such as record labels, music publishers, and local collection societies), so that you don’t have to.
However, in some countries, you must acquire one additional kind of music license – a “public performance” right license – with your local collection societies in order to use the Soundtrack product legally.
Learn more and download our summary from this page.
For more information about licensing in your country, see below:
U.S. and Canada
For customers in the U.S and Canada, Soundtrack Your Brand licenses all necessary music rights, including the public performance right. This means that Soundtrack customers in the U.S. and Canada won't have to pay additional public performance rights fees to the local collecting societies such as ASCAP, BMI, SOCAN, and Re:Sound.
There are a few exceptions, however. If you play music in a business that does any of the following, you should contact the local collecting societies for a public performance license:
- Conducts physical activity to music, such as a dance studio or fitness class.
- Plays music from another source other than your Soundtrack product such as a DJ, karaoke, or live music.
- Charges an admission fee.
In the UK, Soundtrack customers must obtain the Music Licence from PPL PRS Ltd; please contact them for more information, www.pplprs.co.uk.
In Australia, Soundtrack customers must obtain a separate public performance right license from APRA - AMCOS and PPCA; please contact them for more information.
You must purchase a public performance right licenses from your local collection societies; please contact the local societies for more information. We have provided some contact information for collection societies here.
What about GMR and SESAC?
At Soundtrack Your Brand, we do not have any content that is linked to Global Music Rights. All of the music that is curated by us, or added by Spotify playlists automatically filters out all music by GMR. Therefore, if you use Soundtrack to play music in your establishment, all the music you hear is covered by music licensing (excluding gyms and live music).
If you want more information about music rights and our service, check out our General Terms and Conditions and the sections entitled “Terms and Conditions Relating to Rights Holders” and “Public Performance and Royalty Payments.”