More Considerations About Music & Your Home Business
In a recent post, Do You Listen to Music at Your Home Business,I mentioned the part music might play in your business…whether it’s one you operate solely on the Internet or whether you have a shop in your home that customers frequent. Sometimes you might play the music for your own enjoyment while you work. Or you might play music in your shop to add atmosphere and pleasant surroundings for your customers and yourself.
A reader called my attention to the fact that sometimes permission and payment is required when you play music where the public is involved. She said it may not be applicable to a home business (depending where in the world you lived), but when she owned a shop (not in her home) there was a license fee she had to pay to play music in public to cover royalties to the musician.
She also mentioned that if home business owners attended public events (fairs, craft shows, etc.) and played music, this fee likely could apply. The same could be true if they used music as part of a presentation.
This subject also has come up with regard to the trailers writers put together to promote their books. Many use background music and wondered how to go about getting permission…or whether there were any songs in the public domain.
Does anyone have experiences to share regarding the use of music with their business?Tags: home+biz, Home+biz+notes, Home+business, music, music+rights
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