Salon Music That Saves You Hundreds


If you’re like me, perhaps when you bought or set up your beauty salon you knew you had to have music. So, you copied your favourite tracks onto a CD and bought a music system.

But, perhaps like me, you also didn’t know you’re breaking the law.

In the UK, you actually need two licences – PRS and PPL – which will cost you (for a reasonable sized salon) around to £320 a year combined. That works out to less than £1 per day so it’s only fair. Why shouldn’t artists and copyright holders benefit from their work. But, I’ve got two points about this.

The first is simple – If I can cut some unnecessary costs from my business, I should at least explore options.

Secondly, most of the smaller salons I’ve been in that play music tend to have the radio on. This creates a situation where more often than not, the station playing is the one that the therapists favour… Not the clients.

Why would a seventy year old lady want to listen to Radio One? I know I wouldn’t.

So. About two years ago, I discovered iChill – License free music for salons. You can mix and match tracks, or download collections for just £7.95. The best bit is that you can then contact PRS and PPL, show them your receipt and they can’t bill you.

Yes. For just £7.95 you can save yourself £320 per year. Five years later, you would have saved yourself £1592.

That’s money you could invest elsewhere, or a decent holiday for you – the hardworking salon owner.


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Working in Hampshire (UK), I have a beauty business with four salons. I'm the guy that sits in the office doing marketing and numbers. My experiences are based on these skills.

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