I wanted to check on the legality and/or implications of having an music artist song play on my website. The website is a fashion store but I wanted to play music in the background from a particular artist. I am not selling anything pertaining to the artist. Merely to inspire customers to spend. Similar to walking in a mall and have music playing in the background but the song I want to play would have lyrics, non profanity of course.
1 Answer from Attorneys
The mall pays for that through Muzak or other royalty collectors. Mall music is surprisingly expensive, but if the artist is cool, likes your site and you, and still has the rights to the music, you might be able to negotiate a sweet deal.