About MusicWorks

MusicWorks is a joint research initiative between PPL and PRS for Music to demonstrate the positive effects of music and the benefits it can bring to businesses.

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The Value of Music

  • Productivity

    Music can motivate your staff, boost morale and make them less likely to call in sick - 65% of businesses say that music in the workplace makes us more productive.

    Find out more about music and productivity
  • Achieving sales targets could be as simple as turning on music - 1 in 5 say they would lose business if they didn't play music.

    Read more on Sales
  • Branding

    With improved motivation often comes greater branding - an overwhelming 73% of warehouse workers said they are
    more productive when good background
    music is being played.

    Read more on Branding

Research Studies

MusicWorks have revealed five major research studies that show how much music is valued by customers, staff and business owners across various industry sectors.

Discover statistics that prove that music can really work for you, and your business.


Latest news

  • New research into the travel sector highlights the benefits of playing music in businesses

    As the trend for online shopping continues to rise, research conducted by music licensing company PPL into the holiday retail sector has revealed how retailers could boost their bottom line by playing music and enhancing their in-store customer experience.

    A resounding 97% of staff surveyed recommended that all retail stores play in-store music and 99% agreed that in general, retail stores that play music tend to be modern and appealing places to shop, providing brands with a real advantage in a competitive marketplace.

  • Most Played Songs by West Midlands Artists in ‘PPL People’s Chart’ of the 21st Century
    Most Played Songs by West Midlands Artists in ‘PPL People’s Chart’ of the 21st Century

    The top 20 tracks most played in public since the year 2000 by music artists from the West Midlands have today been revealed for the first time in an exclusive new chart by PPL, the company responsible for the licencing of recorded music played on radio, television and in public places across the UK.

  • PPL reveals Top 30 Most Played Christmas Songs
    PPL reveals Top 30 Most Played Christmas Songs

    Gabrielle Aplin’s rendition of ‘The Power of Love’ features at number one ahead of The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’.