PPL attends The Restaurant Show

PPL will be attending this year’s Restaurant Show.

PPL, the company responsible for licensing recorded music in broadcast and public places (including bars, shops, gyms and many other business types) on behalf of 90,000 performers and record companies will be attending this year’s Restaurant Show in Earl’s Court, London (6-8 October).

As the UK’s music industry continues to grow from strength to strength, PPL is continuing to raise awareness of the numerous benefits that playing recorded music can bring to the workplace. The organisation’s Business Relationship Executives will be in attendance at the show at stand K18 to explain the part that music can play in benefitting hospitality businesses.

Kirsty Tavakoly, Business Relationship Executive, PPL said: “We want to show all those involved in the hospitality industry the value that music can bring to their business. In fact, our work with business across the UK shows that people really appreciate the role music plays at work, whether it’s customers in a shop or restaurant, staff in offices and factories, or callers waiting to speak to a call centre.

It is a usually a legal requirement for any business that plays recorded music in public, which covers millions of different recordings. PPL distributes the licence fees it collects to its members and does not retain a profit for its services”.

PPL has a large and diverse membership, including major record labels, globally successful performers and record producers, as well as many independent labels, sole traders and session musicians ranging from orchestral players to percussionists and singers – all of whom are entitled to be fairly paid for the use of their recordings.

PPL also regularly commissions research into the value of music to the business environment through its joint initiative MusicWorks with PRS for Music. Recent MusicWorks research shows that 81% of hospitality business owners say that background music helps to increase staff morale and 84% went on to say that it helps to create a better atmosphere for customers. Music can also importantly make a difference to the bottom line, with 57% of hospitality business managers / owners agreeing that their choice of restaurant is influenced by the music that is played.

Speaking about music in business, Domnic Norunha, General Manager at Asha’s Bar and Restaurant in Birmingham said: “Asha’s is renowned for creating a great atmosphere at lunchtime and in the evenings, when recorded music sets just the right mood for customers and staff. At Asha’s we firmly believe that playing music is a vital ingredient in our business success.”

PPL’s Business Relationship Executives often attend events across the UK to promote the value that music can bring to businesses across sectors. To find out more about music licensing or where we’ll next be in the country, follow @PPLUK for more news or view our new video.


For further information on how to get to / attend the show, visit:

http://www.therestaurantshow.co.uk/  / @RestaurantShow #TRS2014