Background Music For Medical and Dental Surgeries

Instantly relax your patients by setting the right atmosphere in your waiting room with a calming music playlist, settling visitors and affecting their perception of waiting times.

Consider an alternative playlist for busy staff working behind the scenes to aid their focus and concentration.


Top tips for Medical and Dental Surgeries

Background music can have a dramatic effect on the mood and behavior of patients. Many medical and dental surgeries use music to help create an atmosphere that is relaxing for patients, as well as to reduce anxiety levels during procedures. Background music also helps distract patients from unpleasant sensations like pain, nausea, or hunger. In this blog post, we will discuss what kind of background music is best for medical and dental surgeries, how it affects patient perception of time when they are in surgery, and more!

To play background music in your surgeries you need a license without one you will have copyright violations. Talk to us today to get covered.


Find the perfect playlist for your business that reduces stress and creates a present waiting room experience.

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

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 surgery?

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 medical playlists?

We offer over forty live channels, many of which would be useful to provide a calming atmosphere in the surgery or waiting room. If you have something special in mind then get in touch and we can design a custom channel for you.

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.