Music for coffee shops and cafes: Curate the perfect playlist

As Shakespeare famously said, ‘If music be the food of love - play on.’ 


At Rehegoo, we think there's nothing better than pairing amazing food, coffee, or even a slice of something sweet with music that feeds the soul. That’s why our bespoke music for cafe playlists has been tried and tested to please even the fussiest of cafe-goers.

There's nothing like creating an atmosphere that has your customers settling down in their new favourite spot, ordering a coffee or two while catching up with an old friend. 

Or perhaps the vibe you're cultivating puts your customers at complete ease, giving them some hard-earned minutes to enjoy their own company and to watch the world go by. 

Whatever mood you are looking to create, cafes and coffee shops are some of the key businesses that benefit from background music.

According to intelligence statistics, the European coffee market has grown exponentially over the past few years, with out-of-home consumption causing a rapid spike that is expected to continue all the way to 2027.

As this caffeine rush appears to not be stopping any time soon, it's key for business owners to start thinking about how they can use music to build a setting that their clients love. 

From tried, tested, and trusted brand names to the fiercely independent, we know how to provide background tracks that will have you, your staff, and your clientele in perfect harmony. 

It's kind of our thing. 

Read on to find out how we can help your cafe legally play music in a public space, without compromising on sound quality or the benefits it can bring to your business. 

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With packages starting at just £9.99/month, we’ve subscriptions to suit every business. 

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  • All licences included
  • Expertly-created playlists covering moods and genres
  • Smart recommendation engine delivering music just for you
  • Intuitive music control via app
  • Fresh music monthly
  • Offline mode and more
  • No explicit language
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  • Everything in Essential
  • Access to premium industry-specific playlists
  • Dashboard to explore your favourite playlists, songs and more
  • Curate your own playlists from thousands of tracks
  • Exclusive access to Rehegoo Radio

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  • Everything in Essential & Premium
  • Bespoke playlists - work with our music experts to deliver the right playlists matching your brand criteria
  • Personal onboarding - Guided support throughout your experience with us
  • Tailored packages - We work with you to find the best solution to meet your needs.

How do I get permission to play music in my cafe?

Excellent question.

When it comes to playing any kind of music on your business premises, it's crucial that your tunes are properly licensed first.

Mainstream music is required by law to be licensed by PRS/PPL, which ensures that the tunes you are playing are properly compensated for in the price of you getting a cafe music licence. 

Understandably, this can be confusing for business owners who are just looking to update their current cafe music selection, especially when you might face a penalty or additional surcharge if you are found to have been playing music that hasn't been properly licensed.

That's where we come in, with a truly impressive library of fully-licensed and royalty-free music on tap for you to pour into your playlists at the touch of a button.

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Although it's easy to think that they would be somewhat separate, the terms royalty-free and fully licensed do actually mean the same thing - so please don't sweat about having to choose between each one! 

In fact, Rehegoo makes it easy-peasy cafe-press squeezy for you to play amazing music in your coffee shop, helping you create an atmosphere that brings 'em back for more every time. 

With us, there's no need to get an overarching music licence, as these Performance Rights Organisations (or PROs) have no rights over our exclusive roster of independent artists. 

That means that the only fee you have to pay is direct to us, which makes us a rather sweet alternative to any bitter fallouts you might have when trying to figure out more complicated licensing deals. 

Plus, we like to serve our clients an entirely new flavour of sound. 

Say goodbye to the same old stuff being played in other coffee joints, as our music for cafes is created fresh, by the best new artists and producing talent from across the world.

Whatever your style or vibe, we have the talent to match your tastes exactly - all wrapped up in a straightforward and cost-effective package. 



How much is a music licence for a cafe?

Let's get down to business.

With Rehegoo, getting a licence is super quick, super easy, and super simple. Seriously.

We work with strictly transparent pricing methods, meaning that, unlike other music licensing solutions, you won't be surprised by additional fees or costs throughout your subscription.

What you see is what you get, and we like it like that. 

We’ll give you full access to expertly created and curated playlists that are added to monthly - so your sound never goes stale. What’s more, our full music library can be controlled directly from our intuitive app.