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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