Music consultation gives pubs the blues … but we could help

Do you own/run a pub? A fee consultation is currently taking place that could leave a bad taste in your mouth. The music licencing company (PPL) believe that fees need to be raised for the specially featured entertainment tariff (SFE).

The current fee has been in place for thirty years. If you play music for just an hour and there are only a handful of punters you’re already expected to pay £2.25 in tax, which is a lot.

The SFE tariff applies to the playing of recorded music at events such as discos and DJ nights and affects nightclubs, pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels. Many are predicting that the fee will increase substantially which could make things difficult for your business.

Many establishments could be forced to cut down or stop their music and disco nights – which could have huge implications on their turnover and profit.

What can be done?

The SFE are asking for feedback so take a look at their consultation report and let them know how you feel. You can do this by clicking here >

Now is the time to act.

Is there anyway I could get around any changes?

Having a video jukebox could help you avoid having to pay the fee, as your punters will be in control and the music won’t be on continuously for hours at a time.

Hiring a digital jukebox to position by your bar or elsewhere in your pub or club could cost less than you think and generate extra income too. Speak to Manco Automatics today by calling us on 0161 870 7777 or by filling out our contact form. We could have one in situ in a matter of days.

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