And a word from our sponsor ...
We assume that you are providing some background music in your pub ... how are you doing that?
Did you know that if you are using your Spotify or Apple Music account, you are breaching the Terms and Conditions of each?
Apple Music's Terms and Conditions state "You may use the Services and Content only for personal, noncommercial purposes". Using it to provide background music in pubs and similar venues is considered commercial use.
Spotify is even more specific "As laid out in our Terms and Conditions, Spotify is for personal entertainment only and not for commercial use. This means it can’t be broadcasted or played publicly from a business, such as radio stations, bars, restaurants, stores, dance studios, etc." This statement explicitly tells you that you may not use Spotify in your venue.
And now, let's consider music licensing - are you up-to-date with your OneMusic Licensing?
If you are playing music from either of these (or similar) music streaming services, from copies of CDs or from digital downloads, you are probably paying the Digital Copy/Delivery Tariff - currently around $400 per year - on your OneMusic Licence.
Introducing Pub Radio Australia
First and foremost, if you subscribe to Pub Radio Australia, you WILL NOT be breaching any terms and conditions. The whole purpose of Pub Radio Australia is to provide a service than can be streamed into venues like yours.
Pub Radio Australia is fully compliant with all Australian licensing requirements so all you need is your standard OneMusic licence to play music in your venue. The Digital Copy/Delivery tariff is NOT required if you are using Pub Radio Australia.
If you are using one of the big streaming services (in breach of their Terms & Conditions), you'll be paying over $140 per year for their subscription PLUS approximately $400 per year for the Digital Copy/Delivery Tariff from OneMusic. That's close enough to $550 per year for the music and licence tariff.
Pub Radio Australia will cost you $495 per year including GST. Great music, hand-picked for Australian pubs with plenty of "I haven't heard that one in years" songs, too.
The bottom line
Option 1 - approximately $550 per year
Use one of the major streaming services (in breach of their T&Cs) AND pay the additional OneMusic Digital Copy/Download Tariff.
Option 2 - $495 per year
Subscribe to Pub Radio Australia and enjoy great music 24/7.
It really is a no-brainer. Visit www.pubradio.com.au/why for more information and take up the 7 day free trial. You literally have nothing to lose (except the need to pay that pesky Digital Copy/Delivery tariff).
Please note: Subscribing to Pub Radio Australia DOES NOT remove the need to hold an appropriate OneMusic licence for your venue. Pub Radio Australia only removes the need to pay the additional OneMusic Digital Copy/Download Tariff as part of your licensing obligations, if your current circumstances require it.