“93% of pubs agree that playing background music creates a better atmosphere for customers” PRS

Background Music For Hotels

Attract guests to your hotel and present a unified audio branding across all your sites with the perfect playlist. Customised a schedule of suitable music in each audio zone to add personality and consistency. Soothing classical or the latest mellow pop in reception, sophisticated light jazz in the dining room, current chart dance in the gym or relaxing spa music in the treatment rooms. Appropriate music in each respective zone sets the scene complementing your interior design.

Schedule the music throughout the day to pick up in the bar as the day progresses, turn instrumental as the dinner service begins and guests want to talk or throughout the year with changing of the seasons. Now you can even schedule Covid-19 compliant health and safety announcements to reassure your guests.


Top tips for Hotels

Background music for hotels can make all the difference in how your guests feel when they stay at your hotel. It is something that you need to consider, if you want to ensure that your hotel is getting as many repeat customers as possible. What kind of background music should you play? The answer is simple: whatever makes people happy! Background music doesn’t have to be anything specific, it just has to be enjoyable and pleasant for the customer’s ears.

A great benefit of having background music in your hotel is that it gives your guests a feeling of being transported to their own private sanctuary. Background music can help people relax and unwind after they have had an exciting day in the city, or when they are travelling with work.


The best way for you to find out what kind of background music is suited for your hotel is by asking your customers! From this, we can create your perfect playlist for your guests.

Do I need a license to play music in my hotel?

If you play music in your 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 hotel?

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 hotel playlists?

Auracle Sound offers a wide selection of live channels, fully licensed copyright music, to suit every environment. Try our free trial today to sample the music channels live.

Can I change 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 a hotel owner 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.