Calming Music & Video for Business
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Stunning scenery combined with relaxing music for your venue
Welcome to Scenic Exploration. A unique combination of beautiful UK scenery with original music and nature ambience. I create long-playing videos themed around relaxation, sleep, meditation and inspiration.
I am an independent composer and audio producer from the UK. I often travel in my motorhome writing music, and recording drone footage and sound effects to create scenic relaxation videos of beautiful landscapes and soothing music.
Listen or stream for free on YouTube. Or license the audio-visual content directly from me for use in:
- Salons & Hairdressers
- Reception area
- Coaches, buses, trains and aeroplanes
- Waiting rooms
- Changing rooms
- Dentists, doctors or veterinary practice
- Yoga or meditation practice
- Children’s nursery
- Sensory room
- Cafe, restaurant or bar
- Offices and factories
- Care homes
- and more.
All of the video content and music copyright is owned 100% by me, Lee Pritchard. This means you can license directly from me. You pay once for use of the music and video and none of the copyright collection societies has the authority to charge you any other fees.
By using Scenic Exploration videos/music you will save a lot of money on venue royalty fees. No need to pay PRS, PPL, VPL, MPLC etc.
The Problem of Music & Video in Public
Playing mainstream music and videos in public or business venues requires you to pay various licenses to copyright collection societies including PRS, PPL and MPLC. There may be other licenses too depending on the videos you are playing and your venue. You would need to speak to them to get their prices and terms. PRS, PPL and MPLC are based in the UK, but other countries have their own collection societies too.
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about this, but if you play mainstream content, you must pay the collection societies. I cannot give advice on their policies or pricing, you would have to contact them. However, if you only use my content, I can provide you with direct licensing, and you do not need to pay anything to these societies, despite what they might imply. I have over 20 years of experience in music licensing and understand my copyright entitlements.
Below is a brief explanation of who you need to pay when using mainstream music and video in public. This does not apply to Scenic Exploration as I own 100% of the copyrights and I can provide a direct license without needing their approval.
PRS for Music
Performing Right Society (PRSformusic) collects and distributes money on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers, for the use of their musical compositions and lyrics. If you are playing music, even if it is part of a video you will be required to pay an annual license to them.
If you are only playing Scenic Exploration Videos/Music you will not have to pay PRS anything. You will have paid a direct license to me, the music copyright owner.
Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) collects and distributes money on behalf of performers and record companies for the use of their recorded music. This means you will have to pay an annual license to play those recordings in public.
If you are only playing Scenic Exploration Videos & Music you will not have to pay PPL anything. You will have paid a direct license to me, the recording copyright owner.
Motion Picture Licensing Company Ltd. (MPLC). Whenever audiovisual content, whether films or TV shows on DVD/Blu-ray, downloads, streaming, broadcast television, pay TV and video on demand are being viewed outside the private home it is considered a ‘public performance’ where legal authorisation is needed to avoid copyright infringement. This means you have to get a license from MPLC. They cover many of the main producers but you may also need to have a Film Bank Media license too as they offer a similar license, presumably on behalf of different copyright holders.
If you are only playing Scenic Exploration Videos/Music you will not have to pay MPLC anything. You will have paid a direct license to me, the video copyright owner.
Video Performance Licence (VPL) is part of PPL and a license is required if you are specifically playing mainstream music videos in public.
If you are only playing Scenic Exploration music videos you will not have to pay VPL anything. You will have paid a direct license to me, the music video copyright owner.
License My Music Videos and Save Money
As I am the copyright owner of the video and audio, I can provide a direct license (permission) that allows you to use the music in your business. You get a fair deal and I get paid directly for use of my content.
Fees can be tailored to your requirements. They vary depending on coverage and business size, such as how big your venue is and the number of venues. Please get in touch and I can work out a rate that works for us both.
I can add anything to the videos for an extra cost. For example, you might want a voiceover to deliver certain messages about your venue at periodic intervals or you might have promotions or advertising that you want to communicate at different points in the video.
I can create original music for advertising and I have access to many voiceovers for these types of projects.
You can even have your own branding added to the videos and mine removed. The cost will be much higher for bespoke customisations or white-label service, but this is an option we can explore should you need it.
At the time of writing, (September 2023) there are over 60 hours of video and relaxing music with 2 new hours of video being added monthly. The music can be licensed separately if you do not require the video. The best way to get a sample of the content is to go to my YouTube channel. Below is a typical example.