Gym Radio

Licensing

Many gyms are using consumer solutions like Spotify or Youtube to stream music every day.We love Spotify and it's a great music service, but unfortunately, it is for personal use onlyand not for commercial use. This means it can’t be played in gyms or any public places.

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With GYM Radio, we have secured all necessary licenses from music rights holders so that you can play music in your gym and don't have to think about licenses, fees or fines for unlicensed music, ever.. you also save money on licenses as well.

However, in some countries, you must have a "public performance" right license that you can obtain from your local societies. 

Let's break it down based on the countries:

USA

The public performance fees to collecting societies such as ASCAP and BMI are included in our Pro subscription for gyms operating in the USA. You don't have to pay additional public performance rights fees, all licenses that you need are already included in the service subscription price. 

But there are some exceptions:

  • Conducts physical activity to music, such as a dance studio or a fitness class. Background music playing in the gym open area and lockers area is fine
  • Plays music from another source other than GYM Radio such as live music, Spotify, YouTube
  • Charges an admission fee. That means a one-time fixed charge for an entrance

If you believe that your business is doing something listed in the exceptions, please obtain a “public performance” right license for your gym from ASCAP and BMI.

Read more about music licensing for gyms in the USA.

Canada

If you are based in Canada, you must acquire a “public performance” right license, with your local collection societies SOCAN, Re:Sound in order to use GYM Radio or any other background music provider legally.

UK

If you are based in the UK, you must acquire a “public performance” right license, with your local collection societies (PPL PRS Ltd), in order to use GYM Radio or any other background music provider legally.

Germany

If you are based in Germany, you must acquire a “public performance” right license, with your local collection societies (GEMA), in order to use GYM Radio or any other background music provider legally.

Other EU countries

If you are based in any EU country, you must acquire a “public performance” right license, with your local collection societies (List of all societies), in order to use the GYM Radio or any other background music provider legally.

Rest of the world

Everywhere else in the world, you must acquire a “public performance” right license, with your local collection societies (List of all societies), in order to use  GYM Radio legally. Please contact your local public performance organization.

Contact us if you need help with licensing through our customer chat. We will try to help you figure out which kind of license you need for your gym.

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