Why can’t I use streaming plateforms like Spotify ?
You can’t use mainstream streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, or Amazon Music because they are only licensed for private use.
In order to play legal background music in a commercial venue, you have to use a solution licensed for business purposes.
What are the legal streaming solutions ?
In the United States, performing rights organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, GMR, or SESAC offer licenses that allow you to play music legally and avoid heavy fines.
Subscribing to all these licenses is expensive and time-consuming. On top, you still have to find a way to buy music files, sort them, schedule them, update them regularly, etc.
Using a professional music service helps you cover both aspects: the licensing and the music management.
Why choose Soundsuit ?
Soundsuit is one of the top rated professional music service on the market: easy to use, highly curated music content (bullet-proofed for business use), smart music control via web and apps. Create, schedule and play premium music like a pro.
Get access to the same highly selected music catalogue as the top tier brands that already adopted Soundsuit: Mercedes-Benz, LVMH, Best Western, Asics, etc.
Do you want to learn more about music copyrights?
Frequently asked questions
In the US, if you use Soundsuit, all the copyright fees are included in your Soundsuit subscription. You do not need to pay BMI-ASCAP fees on top.
In the rest of the world, you do need to get a music license from your local Copyright Collecting Agency, e.g. PRS-PPL (UK), GEMA (DE), SACEM (FR), APRA AMCOS (AU), etc.
As soon as you subscribed online to Soundsuit, you will receive a confirmation email. The invoice will be attached to this email.
If the day of your subscription you free trial is not ended yet, then the email with the attached invoice will be sent automatically the day your test phase ends, and your paid subscription starts.
No, Soundsuit’s trial is absolutely free of charge and without any binding nor obligation to purchase. No credit card is required neither, so you do not need to share any banking details. And the transition from the trial to the subscription is NOT automatic!
The fee includes all the licenses you need to stream music in a place of business in the United States. All the ASCAP and BMI licenses are then included. With Soundsuit, you do not have to worry again about licensing!
If your business is located outside the US and Canada, you also need to get a license and pay your local collecting society, e.g. PRS-PPL (UK), GEMA (Germany), etc.
Please simply send the notice to email@example.com. Without termination, the subscription will automatically be renewed for another term.
The notice period applied is
- for a monthly subscription, 14 days to the end the subscription.
- for a yearly subscription, 3 months to the end of the subscription.
You can pay yearly or monthly by
- VISA credit card
- MasterCard credit card
- ACH payment
- SEPA direct debit