You see Airing songs from the TV or the radio is also allowed. However, in some countries like Canada, the US and UK, playing music in your establishment is not allowed. Singers, songwriters and music labels spend time, effort; resources and intellect to produce the music that we enjoy today, and it is only fair that, just like a worker who did his job right, musicians also want fair treatment. Copyright The music that we hear anywhere is someone’s intellectual property and is therefore protected by copyrights law. This means that only the copyright owners have the right to play or perform their songs, and if someone uses their music without permission, they will face a big fine that the copyright owner can declare to recover damages ranging from $750 per violation, to $150,000 if a court elects the violation deserves it.
If you intend to let the public hear it, like play it over your restaurant, necessary licensing fees apply. Live Music – aside from paying the band, you also need to pay for copyrights on the songs that your band is going to play, unless they are playing all originals. How to Get a License Songwriters, composers and music label companies join one of three Performing Rights Organizations that authorizes their work to the public, and those are the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc