Background Music For Private Members Clubs

Choosing background music for private members clubs can be a difficult and daunting task. You want to create a fun atmosphere, but at the same time you need something that won’t distract people from their conversations with one another or make them feel like they are in an office space. This article will help guide you through some of the options available to you when choosing music for your club!


Top tips for Private Members Clubs

Background music is an important component of the overall atmosphere in a Private Members Club. However, not every song will work for your venue. we would be happy to help you choose the perfect playlist for your members club to ensure that everyone has a great experience!

When playing music in a private members club you need a licence for a background music licence. You also need to think about the type of atmosphere you want to create for your club, whether it’s fun and relaxed or formal with more muted tones.


If you’re looking for some inspiration on what kind of music might work best in your private member’s club then take a look at our playlists

Do I need a license to play music in my Private Members Clubs

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 Club?

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 Private Members Clubs playlists?

All our playlists are designed specifically for background music environments, they are updated regularly with new content and shuffled to make sure they are always fresh.

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 a bar 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.