Broadsheet June 2018: You Could Be Breaking the Law by Streaming Music in Your Business

If you use an online music-streaming service to soundtrack your business, you could be breaking the law. Playing tunes via streaming services such as Spotify or Apple Music in a restaurant, cafe, retail store or any commercial business is illegal.

When you click “agree” to the terms and conditions on Spotify, you’re agreeing to listen for personal use only. So despite paying monthly fees for ad-free music, there’s simply no legal way to use Spotify in a commercial space, and no business is exempt.

But what’s really standing between your business and the beats?


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Everything is included.

And more features and music is released every month.

Do I need to continue to pay PPCA and APRA fees?

Yes. Composers and musicians get paid for the music you play in your place of business through their collecting societies. You need to pay the fees when you play music in your business, no matter if you play music from a radio, a CD player, or an online streaming service like ours.

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