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 Business product legally.
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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 Business 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, and SOCAN.
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 Business product such as a DJ, karaoke, or live music.
- Charges an admission fee.
In the UK, Soundtrack Business customers must obtain the Music Licence from PPL PRS Ltd; please contact them for more information, www.pplprs.co.uk.
In Australia, Soundtrack Business customers must obtain a separate public performance right license from APRA - AMCOS and PPCA; please contact them for more information.
Everywhere else in the world, you must enter into direct public performance right licenses with local collection societies; please contact the local societies for more information.
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.”