Save on the Music Licence Cost. Play Royalty Free Music!

If you’re searching ‘how much does a music licence cost’ the chances are you’re aware of the legalities of playing music in your business.  That a music licence is a legal requirement if you’re playing commercial (mainstream) music in your business.  Whether that’s via a TV, CD, Radio or streaming service. 

But did you know there is music you can play without a PRS/PPL Music Licence?

Music that can save you £££. The music is called royalty free music and there’s never been a better time to play it.

How to Save on the Cost of Playing Music in your Business

Here at Background Sounds we provide an alternative music service that can be used in any business. One that allows you to play music in your business legally without a PRS/PPL Music Licence.

On average we save our customers 50 – 80% when compared to the cost of the Music Licence

What is Royalty Free Music?

It’s music that you can play in your business without a PRS/PPL Music Licence. This is because the artists we use are not registered with PRS and PPL.  Instead, they are paid for the use of their music via a music licensing company. 

How it Works

Background Sounds is a music streaming platform. That gives you access to over 40 royalty-free playlists designed for use as background music.  Each playlist is created using the highest quality royalty-free music from around the world. 

Royalty-free music streaming service devices

Genres currently offered include…


As all the music we use is royalty-free you can play it in your business, legally without a PRS/PPL Music Licence. 

Businesses across the UK currently using our royalty-free music service and saving £££ 

  • Shops 
  • Cafes 
  • Restaurants
  • Offices
  • Showrooms 
  • Skate Parks 
  • Dentists 
  • Gyms 

How Much Can You Save Against the Cost of a PRS PPL Music Licence? 

The tariffs to work out a PRS/PPL Music Licence cost vary according to the industry type, size of the audible area. Sometimes how many seats you have. 

We work in a much simpler way.  We offer access to our service on a subscription basis.  The price is per site, regardless of the size of your business or the number of seats! 

Royalty-free music subscription prices

Both subscriptions include all the below features 

  • High-quality music 
  • New music is added monthly 
  • New playlists added throughout the year 
  • Customer support team 
  • Confirmation/certificate provided if requested
  • No need for a PRS/PPL Music Licence! 

Free Music Trial

Curious?  The best place to start if you’re interested in playing royalty-free music is with a free trial.  We offer each customer the opportunity to explore our entire playlist library. 

There’s no obligation to buy and you do not need to add credit card details to sign up. Click here to start your free trial today!

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Background Sounds is a specialist provider of royalty-free music. Working with small businesses looking to play music without the need to buy a PRS PPL Music Licence.

You can access Background Sounds when you take out a subscription to our music service. Stream playlists via any PC, laptop, mobile or tablet device. You can find out all you need to know on our home page here.

Blog last updated 18th May 2022.