The Best Royalty-Free Music for Shops

If you’re looking to play music in your shop without paying PRS PPL you’re in the right place. We supply retailers across the UK with high-quality background music. That can be played legally without a PRS PPL music license.

We’re happy to provide customers with a certificate of subscription that can be passed on to PRS PPL. So not only will you have great music but peace of mind too!

Playlists Designed by Music Experts

Our streaming music platform gives you an easy way to play royalty-free music. You can stream the music using a phone, tablet, PC or laptop. Set up is easy and takes just a couple of minutes.

There are over 38 playlists for you to choose from and they cover over 15 genres. What’s more, if you’re a little unsure we have a retail sector tab in our playlist library. It gives you a list of recommended playlists selected for shops.

Lovely Atmosphere

It has helped to create a lovely atmosphere for our customers to shop in and for our staff and volunteers to work in.

Victoria Canavan

Head of Retail - Prospect Hospice

Love Mixing it Up

My team have become mini DJ’s as they love mixing up the music to suit the mood in the salon and the weather outside.

Nikki Froud

Nikki Froud Hairdressing

Love it!

Background Sounds is 100% perfect for my fitness business. Royalty-free playlists for every type of class, mood and energy level. From chilled out yoga to high energy techno! Love it 🙂

Soozi Kay

Soozi Kay Pole & Yoga

Popular Royalty Free Playlists for Shops

We add new music on a monthly basis to the playlist library and new playlists throughout the year. Here are some of our most popular playlists…

🎄 We also supply royalty-free Christmas music! For a full list of the festive playlists we offer click here.

How the Service Works

We offer access to our playlist library on a subscription basis. A monthly subscription provides flexibility with the option to cancel anytime. Or you can take up an annual subscription and make a significant saving.

You pay per site, regardless of the size!

If you’re unsure if you need to pay PRS PPL for a music license we recommend our post Do I Need a Music Licence as a great place to find out.

Subscription Packages – Royalty-Free Music for Shops

Subscription pricing music for shops

Sound good? You can listen to all our playlists and test your audio setup when you take up a free 7-day trial. There’s no obligation to buy, and no card details are required so it’s RISK-FREE for you! You can start your free trial here.


If you have any questions regarding using royalty-free music in your business or the service we offer get in touch! Contact us:

Royalty-Free Music for Shops: Suggested reading

To find out more about the legal side of playing music in your shop and to check out recent music updates. We recommend taking a look at these articles…

· If you want more information on playing royalty-free music as a legal alternative to the PRS PPL music license check out What Music Can I Play Without a Licence (UK)

· You can read all about how we’ll keep your music fresh with our monthly post on New Music News

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.

The service is available via online streaming and can be accessed when you take a subscription. You can find out all you need to know on our home page here.

This post was last updated on 23rd February 2023