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Music Users

Music Moves Our World
Playing Music in Your Business?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Studies show music enhances your business, making more customers happy and more inclined to stay longer and spend more in your business.1 But, it’s important to know that under federal copyright law, when copyrighted music is performed in any establishment, permission must be granted from the copyright owner. In most cases, that permission comes in the form of a music license. Watch to learn more about the value of a BMI License.
How Can a BMI License Benefit You?
A BMI license saves you the time and expense of getting the permissions you need to play music in your business. BMI represents more than one million songwriters, composers and music publishers and over 22.4 million musical works of all styles, so there’s something for everyone, and a BMI license will cover it all. Wondering if the music you’re playing is by a BMI songwriter? Check out Songview, a new data platform that’s making copyright data more accessible and transparent for music users. BMI offers a wide range of licenses designed so that you only pay for the music you play, and we also offer flexible payment plans Whether you have live music, karaoke, a DJ, or it’s in the background, we’re here to help find the best license to fit your business needs.
How Do I License?

To get started, choose your business type below or call (888)689-5264 for more information.

Bar, Restaurant or Brewery
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Don’t See Your Business Type Here?

BMI offers more than 60 different music licenses to fit your business needs. See our complete list of licenses, rates and reporting forms.

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A BMI music license gives you clearance to play over 22.4 million songs in BMI’s award-winning catalog.


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1A survey of 2,244 Americans was completed online between May 17-24, 2016. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of +/-2.1%, 19 times out of 20.