What’s the cost?
There is no direct cost. In fact, the plan is to give you more exposure.
But there is a slight catch, let me explain.
For a shop to play music, be that the radio, streaming or whatever, it costs them at least £307 (excluding VAT) for PRS /PPL.
That’s a lot of money for smaller businesses.
But imagine if they were playing your music on rotation throughout their opening times.
To do that, we’re asking to use your music royalty-free in our partner shops. Their incentive is to save money; your incentive is to get more exposure.
But what about the money made from streaming?
Digital Music News reported in 2017 that after 150,000 streams an artist would make around £77. A growing touring band can command a higher price, but what they need to grow is exposure.