Background Music For Events

Background music is the perfect way to set the mood for any event or show. Background music can make a good event great, and a bad event mediocre at best. Background music can be used in so many different ways, from setting up an environment to heightening excitement during key moments of the event. This blog post will go over some of the most popular uses for background music as well as how you can get started with your own custom playlist right away!


Top tips for Events

One benefit of having background music at events is that it can set an environment. There are a few ways that you could go about this, but one of the most popular is to play music from the country or culture in which your event should be taking place.

Another benefit of having background music at events is that it can heighten excitement. Background music is a great way to energize the crowd and get them ready for what’s next! This works well when you want to build up suspense before making an announcement or start something new, like with introductions or awards ceremonies.


One thing to keep in mind when using background music at events is that you need to be legally covered. You’ll need to find out what kind of licenses you might be able to get for the type of event that you are holding. Feel free to have a chat with us  can walk you through the process.

Do I need a license to play music in my show or event?

If you play music in your shop or business premises you will be required by law to have TheMusicLicence from PPL PRS. The payments received from business owners for TheMusicLicence then get passed on to composers, lyricists, recording artists, musicians, music publishers and record companies. Example:  If you play music to customers on a shop floor (100 sqm or less), your combined yearly music licence for a retail shop could cost around £307 (excluding VAT). A 50% surcharge may be applied if music has been played before being correctly licensed.

Higher rates apply for larger premises.

Can I use web based streaming services like Spotify, iTunes Radio, Napster, etc to play music in my event?

No, the Terms & Conditions that you agree to when registering for an account clearly states that these services are for personal, non-commercial use only:


As specified in our Terms & Conditions, Spotify Free and Premium accounts are for personal, non-commercial use only.



(i) You shall be authorised to use iTunes Products only for personal, noncommercial use. For details of your rights and restrictions on your rights to use the iTunes Products, see:


“The Services provided through the Application may be used for your personal, non-commercial use only. You agree not to (i) reproduce, record, retransmit, redistribute, disseminate, sell, rent, lend, broadcast, make available, communicate to the public, publicly perform…”

Do you offer any specialist event playlists?

As all events are different we like to customise our playlists to your events

Can I pick up the tempo?

Yes, with the click of a button you can switch channel on the App to pick up the pace or drop it down. You can even have the channels programmed to schedule up and down across the day and throughout the week.

Speak to one of our music consultants now.

If you are an event promoter looking to improve your music why not try out the Auracle Sound App and get instant access to a hand-selected playlists for your business.