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 create a better working environment- 65% of businesses say that music in the workplace makes us more productive. *Source Vision Critical 2012 survey of UK businesses

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  • 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. *Source Vision Critical 2012 survey of businesses

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  • Branding

    58% of employees said they were more productive when good music was played at work.

    *Source EMR 2009 survey of consumers

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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

  • PPL launches new short film about exercise to music

    Music licensing company PPL met face-to-face with members of the fitness industry to ask why music by original artists is considered by most, to be an important aspect of any workout.

    A selection of responses from trade figureheads, fitness centre operators, instructors, and gym goers, can now be seen in the new educational film below launched by PPL to highlight the value of original artist music to the fitness sector, and emphasises the importance of holding the proper licence(s) for fitness professionals and fitness centre operators.

  • 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

    02 December 2013 


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