Soundtrack Your Brand – Legally use Spotify for business and public performance in Ireland


Control all of your music in all your locations from the simple and familiar interface of Soundtrack Your Business and Spotify for Business. Introducing an enterprise level platform designed for businesses of all sizes, with powerful features to build your brand, drive sales and connect with your customers.

Industry Leading Features and Benefits


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    Control all your locations

    We make it simple to play your soundtrack across many locations. Around the city or around the world. You can make changes to a single location or instantly update the music in all your stores. Everything from a single dashboard.

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    Always-on Soundtracks

    Soundtracks are professional selections of music specially made for businesses. They are always updated, will never go silent and are never repetitive. Find the one matching your brand and press play.

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    Trigger Playlists for Special Occassions

    Playlists complement our Soundtracks and are perfect for one-off events and time-limited activities. Use Playlists during campaigns and stay relevant to customers by connecting your brand to local events or holidays.

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    Spotify Playlist Integration

    With Premium subscriptions and above, you can import your existing Spotify playlists with simple drag-and-drop, and assign playlists to play tracks in shuffle mode or in order.

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    Schedule Your Playlists

    With Premium subscriptions and above, playlists from Spotify can be scheduled to suit your business requirements throughout the week. Play easy music during the daytime and party music on a Saturday night!

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    Tweak Your Sound

    Need more variation? Prevent frequent repeats. The settings menu will help you get the sound just right. You’ll also find several other useful features like volume normalization and zone-specific stereo/mono.

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    One Account, Many Users

    Give your users different levels of access depending on their roles. For example, you can invite external curators to help build your soundtrack, but block their access to all other features.

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    Your Phone as a Remote

    No matter how carefully you schedule your work week, reality doesn’t always stick to the plan. With the iOS remote, your staff can fine-tune the volume or skip songs to adjust to changing conditions.

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    Play From Your Existing Hardware

    You can run Soundtrack Business on devices you already have (iPad / iPod Touch / iPhone / Windows PC) or purchase our dedicated Soundtrack Player device.

Ways To Interact


Control Music

Control the music in all your locations from the web-based interface, or use the iOS Remote app to fine-tune your sound from wherever you are.

Play Music

You can play music using an iOS device or a Windows PC. An Android version will soon be released.

Display Music

Use an internet-connected TV, iPhone, or iPad to display the music you’re playing. It’s a great conversation starter.

Soundtrack Your Brand Pricing


Standard

€35

per month

  • Manage Multiple Locations and Zones
  • Soundtracks
  • Playlists
  • Audio Controls of Locations and Zones
  • User Management
  • iPhone Remote Control
  • IOS & Windows Playback Device Support
Subscribe to Standard

Curated

€199 €99

per month

  • Manage Multiple Locations and Zones
  • Soundtracks
  • Playlists
  • Audio Controls of Locations and Zones
  • User Management
  • iPhone Remote Control
  • IOS & Windows Playback Device Support
  • Import Spotify Playlists
  • Create Schedules using Spotify Playlists
  • Assign Schedules to multiple locations / zones
  • Combine Spotify Playlists and overlap on the schedule as required
  • Access to our experienced music curation team
  • Our curators will design and build your playlists for you
  • Unlimited (within reason!) playlist curation each month
Subscribe to Curated

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Music Rights and Legals

No, the license you get with Spotify Premium is for private use and doesn’t let you play music in public environments, such as a restaurant or store. Copyright law is easy to enforce and can result in fast prosecutions. If you continue to use Spotify in your business, you are taking an unnecessary risk!

We strongly recommend that you sign up for Soundtrack Your Brand Premium, after which you’ll be able to transfer all of your existing Spotify Playlists across and continue to play them legally in your business.

It is fully legal to use this service in your business. Soundtrack Your Brand provides the music service with all of the required commercial licenses for playback of the Spotify catalogue in commercial and public performance settings.
Yes, you still need a venue license from PPI / IMRO in Ireland from here or PPL / PRS in the UK here. In other jurisdictions please check with your local music rights provider, or contact us for assistance.
See this link for the terms and conditions and privacy policies relating to Soundtrack Your Brand and Spotify Business.

Music Playback

Yes, with Soundtrack Your Brand Premium and above, you can create your own schedule of playlists which can play during the week. The schedule can be as simple or complex as you need.
Yes, our built in Soundtracks and Playlists can be previewed from your browser or mobile device. The preview will play a short sample of a selection of songs to give you a feel for the Soundtrack or Playlist before you commit to playing it in your location.
Yes, with Soundtrack Your Brand Premium you can create custom playlists in Spotify with specific artists or albums and import the playlists to your control panel with a simple drag-and-drop gesture.
Not every track from the Spotify library is available yet for commercial playback in Ireland. However, the commercial music rights for tracks are being added every day and currently there is more than enough music available for public performance in any situation.
With our Soundtrack Your Brand Curated subscription you can avail of our in-house music curation experts to design and build playlists based on your exact needs and in keeping with your brand values.

The subscription allows for as many curated playlists as you require (within reason!) and will be put together by our music experts who have experience over the last decade of creating tens of thousands of commercial playlists for businesses of all types.

Soundtracks and Playlists

Soundtracks are professional selections of music specially made for businesses. They are always updated, will never go silent and are never repetitive.

Soundtracks come in a wide variety of styles and levels of intensity to suit any business.

Unlike a Soundtrack that never stops playing, a playlist covers up to 6-8 hours of music.

Playlists complement our Soundtracks and are perfect for one-off events and time-limited activities. Use Playlists during campaigns and stay relevant to customers by connecting your brand to local events or holidays.

Yes, if you have a subscription to Soundtrack Your Brand Premium or above, you can use a simple drag-and-drop gesture to schedule your existing Spotify playlists within the Soundtrack Your Brand control panel.

Playback Devices

We support Soundtrack Players, Windows PCs and almost all iOS devices.

Find a full list of supported devices here.

We don’t offer a specific app that you can use to play music in your Sonos system. You can, however, connect your Soundtrack Business device through the line-input to your Sonos using an audio cable.
You can play music with Soundtrack Your Brand if your wireless speakers supports Bluetooth or Airplay and if you are using an IOS product as your playback device.
The Soundtrack Player is a practical solution since it’s a streaming box fully dedicated to our music solution.

If you want to use our Soundtrack Player to play music, you can order them here. The price of each player is 150 EUR.

Apps

Not at present, but soon the Android apps for Soundtrack Your Brand will be released – watch this space!

Locations

A location represents a physical place, such as a restaurant or shop. Each location needs a dedicated device.
Yes. In Soundtrack Business, you add locations for each place where you want to play music. Each location requires it’s own subscription but can me managed under a single control panel.

A location represents a physical place, such as a restaurant or shop. Having multiple locations allows you to play different music in different stores, or the same Soundtrack / Playlist / Schedule in all locations.

Within a location, you can add multiple zones of music, each of which can have its own Soundtrack / Playlist / Schedule assigned to it.

Each zone requires a playback device such as an IOS device, Windows PC or our Soundtrack Player.

You can add as many zones as you need to each location and you can add or remove zones as your require.

Pricing and Billing

Soundtrack Your Brand is a subscription service that’s renewed on a monthly basis. Soundtrack Your Brand is designed to suit all companies regardless of their size.

You pay a price for each location where you want to play music. The service is available globally and the price per location is €35 per month for our standard service, €49 per month for our premium service, and €199 per month for our curated service.

Additional zones can be added to locations at a cost of €15 per month with a standard subscription, €21 per month with a premium subscription, or €66 per month with a curated subscription.

When you play music in your business, you need to think about two different fees. The first fee covers the rights to stream music in a commercial setting. This is included in the fee for Soundtrack Your Brand.

The second fee covers the public performance right, which you need to pay if you play music from a radio, a CD player, or from a streaming service like ours. This fee is not included in the fee for our service. Contact your country’s collecting society, which represents the public performance rights holders for public performance for more information. In Ireland, that collecting society is PPI / IMRO and in the UK it is PPL / PRS

Yes. Composers and musicians are paid for the performing rights through their rights organisations, PPI and IMRO in Ireland, and PPL and PRS in the UK.

You need these licenses when you play music in your business, whether if it’s from a CD player, a radio, a TV, or an online streaming service.

You can subscribe online and instantly sign up using a credit card, debit card or via Direct Debit securely from your bank account (note that we cannot currently process direct debits from UK bank accounts)
No, all subscriptions must be activated by signing up with your credit / debit card or Direct Debit details – we do not offer a credit facility, sorry.
There is no contract and you can cancel at any time! Simply login to your account, go to your subscriptions and cancel the service or location you need.

The subscription renews on a monthly basis. You can cancel at any time and when you cancel you will still be able to enjoy the service until the next renewal due date.

You will need to agree to the terms and conditions before subscribing.

Please contact us with any pre-sales queries you have regarding billing and subscriptions.

When you sign up with your email address, we will send you PDF invoices each month as your subscription renews. If you require copies of invoices or statements of account, email us at accounts@bpmmedia.com and we will happy to oblige.

Delivery

If you’ve ordered a subscription and are planning on using your existing IOS or Windows device, you’ll be playing music in your business in less than 24 hours, and normally much quicker! After purchase, our team will activate your subscription and send you the invite to your management control panel.

If you haven’t received your invite within 24 after ordering, please contact us.

We have Soundtrack Players in stock and will dispatch same business day by courier – you’ll most likely receive your Soundtrack Player the next business day after you order.

We’ll send you the tracking number once the order has been completed.

Soundtrack Your Brand Standard – €35 per month

Subscribe to Standard

Soundtrack Your Brand Premium – €49 per month

Subscribe to Premium

Soundtrack Your Brand Curated – €199 €99 per month

Subscribe to Curated