If your business is located in the US, and you use Soundsuit, all the copyright fees and public performance rights are included in your Soundsuit subscription. You do not need to pay BMI-ASCAP fees nor GMR and SESAC fees on top.
If your business is located in the Canada, and you use Soundsuit, all the copyright fees and public performance rights are included in your Soundsuit subscription. You do not need to pay SOCAN fees nor Re:Sound fees on top.
There are a few very specific exceptions, however. In both U.S. and Canada, if you play music in a business that does any of the following, you should contact the local collecting societies to subscribe an extra specific public performance license:
- Conducts physical activity to music, such as a dance studio or fitness class.
- Plays music from another source other than your Soundsuit product such as a DJ, karaoke, or live music.
- Charges an admission fee.
In EU and the rest of the world, you do need to pay a music license to your local Copyright Collecting Society (e.g. PRS-PPL in the UK, GEMA in Germany, SACEM in France, etc.). to broadcast background music in your business, even if you subscribe to Soundsuit.
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