Any business which plays music to it customers or staff is required to hold music licenses with the organisations PRS for Music and PPL. Every year licensees pay £300m to licence these rights.
We believe as much as much as £54m of this could be overspend.
"I'll just add a few more DJ's in so we're covered"
The process of compiling, calculating and, ultimately, understanding the data required is a laboured one. With multiple touch points between not only the performing rights organisations and the licensee but also within the licensee's organisation as they seek get information site by site, the opportunity for misinterpretations and misunderstanding is large - and often costly. Just one extra DJ night per week across a pub chain with 40 bars would cost an additional £20,800 per annum.