(Music News) Experts behind study have called it a ‘wake up call’ for anyone creating music…
The study, conducted by Nielsen Music and published via licensing service Soundtrack Your Brand, found that just 17 per cent of small businesses have obtained the correct licenses to play music in shops, restaurants or public venues.
Music that constitutes a “public performance” needs to be licensed under copyright laws, which are separate from the laws governing personal use of music streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music.
Liffgarden told Rolling Stone: “The music industry at large needs to do better to educate. You instinctively know that you can’t use your Netflix account and open a cinema, you’d surely roll your eyes and say, ‘of course I knew that’, but the same isn’t true for music.
“In the TV and movie industry, it’s almost taken for granted. But in music, asides from large brands who always comply, the educational journey hasn’t happened.”