Your Questions

Can I avoid PRS / PPL fees by playing royalty free music in my venue? It is often an assumption that any royalty-free music can be played in public as background music, avoiding the cost of PRS / PPL fees. As with many things related to music licensing, there is a little more to it. […]


How Can We Help You?

by Lee Pritchard on June 12, 2012

in Media Music Now News, Your Questions

At Media Music Now our aim is to help clients and visitors as much as possible from our website. This is not always easy as our area of business can be complex and, at times, overwhelming for users. For example, music licensing is a complicated subject fraught with confusing and varying policies. For instance, many […]


We recently received an interesting question via our website from Anthony about audio book copyright. I decided to answer it in a blog post as it may be relevant to others. Anthony’s question about audio book copyright I would like to know if a company that sells audiobooks has the right to copyright a book. […]


From time to time our clients are approached by PRO’s (Performance Royalty Organisations) and asked to pay royalties for using our music in their phone system. This usually comes as a shock as they are often using royalty free music to save money on royalties. The problem arises because many independent composers put their music […]


The No.1 question I get from enquiries about custom music and voice-over jobs is ‘”Can I have a ball park figure please?” Although a very fair question, it is difficult to answer on the spot. Part of me wants to be able to give them an answer there and then, however, in most cases it […]


Every week, my royalty free music business gets at least one call asking about using royalty free music as background music in public venues. Here you will find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you are a business already using or considering using background music, this will help you understand […]


Lee, What is an infomercial?

by Lee Pritchard on June 2, 2008

in Industry Terms, Your Questions

An infomercial is an advert that is longer in length than the usual 30-second advert you see on TV. The length of an infomercial is in minutes rather than seconds and can be the length of a programme. The point of an infomercial is to educate the viewer whilst having a strong bias on advertising […]


Running a royalty free music business, I have become somewhat of an authority on the subject of music licensing. Although, having said that, this post is not directly about music licensing, it is an observation on the illegal / inconsiderate use of copyrighted material on the web and how you, as an independent composer / […]