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Postby mint » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:05 pm

Hello :D

Calling all UK music producers!

I run a mobile noodle bar called Ninjō based in Wiltshire.

I've fitted little speaker setup to our food van for some chill tunes while customers are purchasing their lunch.

Have you produced some nice chillhop, breakbeat, smooth acoustic, liquid dnb or ambient house that you're proud of? I'd love to hear what you've got with the aim of putting together a playlist each month with some hot fresh locally sourced tunes to compliment our wok fresh locally produced food!

All the best,
John

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Re: Local music wanted

Postby Stickman0_3 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:46 am

Do you not need a license to play music?
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:12 am

Unless all the music is copyright free, or you have explicit permission from the individual copyright holders then, to play recorded music in a public place, you need a MCPS/PRS licence, this applies to any source including radio or streaming.

I don't know if the OP is planning to pay any contributors, or whether he has the relevant MCPS/PRS licence in place.
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby Stickman0_3 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:22 pm

Is it a PPL license that is needed?
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby blinddrew » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:30 pm

PRS rather than PPL I think.
But I could be wrong! :D
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby OneWorld » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:54 pm

It sort of occurs to me that the OP is seeking to avoid paying royalties by using music written by composers who are happy to serve up their music for free or in exchange for some free scran.

So I guess he wants some music by a band called The Butty Beats with tunes such as 'When the Chips are Down' 'Don't Fry for Me Argentina' or seeing as he/she is doing noodles 'Woks it All About, Alfie' etc
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby shufflebeat » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:05 pm

"You're the Bun That I Want", from the soundtrack to the film, "Grease".

Or

"Falafel Wrap-per's Delight", by the Peppermill Gang.

Maybe.
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby Arpangel » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:23 pm

There’s too much at steak to play my music, wouldn’t want the PRS to ketch-up with me.

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Re: Local music wanted

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:33 pm

blinddrew wrote:PRS rather than PPL I think.
But I could be wrong! :D

No, my bad, sloppy typing/remembering (my wife has "The Music Licence" to allow her to legally play recorded music for dance classes so I should have got it right)

Anyway, FWIW MCPS is Mechanical Copyright Protection Society and PRS is performing Rights Society (so relates to live performance), they formed an alliance in 2009 and rebranded themselves PRS for Music.

The relevant licence is a dual PRS/PPL for premises and the combined licence covers all the bases (and the guitars, keys, drums....... where's my coat?)...
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby BJG145 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:51 pm

It's one way to get famous, but I'd take it with a pinch of salt.
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby blinddrew » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:32 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:
blinddrew wrote:PRS rather than PPL I think.
But I could be wrong! :D

No, my bad, sloppy typing/remembering (my wife has "The Music Licence" to allow her to legally play recorded music for dance classes so I should have got it right)

Anyway, FWIW MCPS is Mechanical Copyright Protection Society and PRS is performing Rights Society (so relates to live performance), they formed an alliance in 2009 and rebranded themselves PRS for Music.

The relevant licence is a dual PRS/PPL for premises and the combined licence covers all the bases (and the guitars, keys, drums....... where's my coat?)...
Ah yes, sorry, my bad.
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:21 am

Yes, a licence is usually needed to play music to the public in the UK. Details here:

https://www.gov.uk/licence-to-play-live-or-recorded-music
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:54 am

Are those Genelecs hanging from the struts? Maybe that's a sub on the roof?
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby MOF » Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:59 am

It all sounds a bit fishy to me.
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Re: Local music wanted

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:26 pm

Serious thought for a sec -
If this is a genuine situation to help unheard music voices get heard it might be useful for customers to see the playlists so they can reach out to the performers for more.
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