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April 28, 2006

Business Owners in the UK Protest Against Rising Background Music Costs

As a variety of background music for businesses becomes more widely available through emerging technologies such as online downloadable music stores, digital jukeboxes and of course regular compilation CDs and royalty free music companies, many popular music providers worldwide are beginning to raise their rates for professionals looking to license the background music they use in their establishments. In the United Kingdom recently, a Sussex-based pub owner decided to boycott the popular British background music provider the Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) when his bill rose annually over 480%.

The pub owner was shocked to find out that in a matter of a year, the cost of playing background music in his restaurant had gone from an affordable 100.62 pounds per year to 482.78 pounds annually. He is encouraging others to follow his lead and stop playing background music in his establishment to make a statement about unwillingness to pay for a PPL license. According to the PPL, the cost was readjusted due to recent changes in copyright law, and the cost of playing music in a professional capacity as background music now is dependent upon the square footage of the pub or restaurant. Other owners have noted as much as 500% annual increase in the cost of licensing for music from major music providers.

For more information on this story, click here . The high, on-going fees associated with licenses from major music providers is not specific to the United Kingdom. United States groups such as ASCAP and BMI also have enforced notable increases within recent years. As always, RoyaltyFreeMusic.com offers an excellent alternative to music from major music providers with background music that requires a one-time low fee that gives the purchaser unlimited, lifetime use. Royalty free music takes the hassle out of working with popular music providers and gives a unique and well-crafted instrumental alternative to other types of music that will be memorable and enjoyable for patrons, guests and employees in every industry.

Posted 8 years, 8 months ago on April 28, 2006
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