The Melody Pods’ service includes the regular flow of music, the delivery service to your locations and the performing rights licenses.
Performing and composition rights agencies will tell you that if you are playing music you are likely to need to pay them for playing that music in a business location.
You only need to pay (in every country other than Germany) if the music you are playing has been assigned to that performing or composition rights agency for collection.
All of Melody Pods’ royalty free music is licensed to us directly, so it is either wavered from right collection in a public area, or the music isn’t registered with an agency at all.
This means that the agencies do not have an legal contract to collect royalties on behalf of the copyright owner of the composition or the performance (the recording).
The copyright owners agree with us directly, and we pay them when you use their music. Simple.
This means our service covers everything up to the point of your local amplifier and speakers, so when you price up the benefit of Melody Pods, not only do you take out the cost of acquiring the music, but also the royalty licenses.
So you are getting a great service for what in most cases is far cheaper than could be achieved any other way.