COSMO Restaurants Save £30,000 a Year on Music

COSMO, the largest Pan-Asian and World buffet dining group in the UK, today predicts a cost saving of more than £30,000 in PPL and PRS tariffs for playing licence free music in their restaurant venues, through its partnership with FreedomMusic.

The great quality of the music from FreedomMusic emphasises everything our customers love about our philosophy and exclusive dining experience

COSMO, the largest Pan-Asian and World buffet dining group in the UK, today predicts a cost saving of more than £30,000 in PPL and PRS tariffs for playing licence free music in their restaurant venues, through its partnership with FreedomMusic.

COSMO has switched to licence free music in all 19 restaurants nationwide (UK and Ireland). Thomas Pawlowski, Head of Operations at COSMO has estimated that this will save the company £30,000 over the coming year, commenting, “The great quality of the music from FreedomMusic emphasises everything our customers love about our philosophy and exclusive dining experience”.

Playing music in a restaurant or café environment has always had an attached cost in the form of PRS and PPL licence fees. According to research by Vision Critical, 31% of hospitality businesses would rather lose a day’s trade than have to permanently stop playing music for their customers or staff. Some restaurant venues have been paying as much as £3,000 per year, per site. For multi-site national operations, these fees can easily rise into the hundreds of thousands of pounds across an entire estate.

Nick Findlay, founder of FreedomMusic commented, “For some hospitality environments, we know that what’s on the playlist is almost as important as what is on the menu. It’s a pleasure to work with a brand like COSMO. Our award-winning creative team have curated a bespoke playlist that perfectly integrates and enhances their customers’ dining experience.”