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|Do you mind if I stream RP in my store/shop?|
Do you mind if I stream RP in my store/shop?
At one point, even playing FM radio in a store or other public establishment required you to get a "public performance license" from the music licensing agencies - and our previous answer here to this question reflected that.
However, the rules changed a while back. This is from the ASCAP web site: "Permission for radio and television transmissions in your business is not needed if the performance is by means of public communication of TV or radio transmissions by eating, drinking, retail or certain other establishments of a certain size which use a limited number of speakers or TVs, and if the reception is not further transmitted (for example, from one room to another) from the place in which it is received, and there is no admission charge."
We have absolutely no reason to think that Internet radio would be an exception to that policy - and we certainly don't have a problem with anyone playing RP in their place of business.
Here are the exact rules, as per ASCAP's website:
Exemptions from fees:
A food service or drinking establishment is eligible for the exemption if it (1) has less than 3750 gross square feet of space (in measuring the space, the amount of space used for customer parking only is always excludable); or (2) has 3750 gross square feet of space or more and (a) uses no more than 6 loudspeakers of which not more than 4 loudspeakers are located in any 1 room or adjoining outdoor space; and (b) if television sets are used, there are no more than 4 televisions, of which not more than 1 is located in any 1 room and none has a diagonal screen size greater than 55 inches.
An other establishment is eligible for the exemption if it (1) has less than 2000 gross square feet of space; or (2) has 2000 or more gross square feet of space and satisfies the same loudspeaker and television set requirements as for food service or drinking establishments.