Background Music for your Restaurant

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Set the mood in your restaurant with the right background music, manage table turnover, and even encourage customers to spend a little more.


Pubs and Bars Licence-Free Background Music System Playlists


Access to 200,000 Songs

Never worry about repetition again. With our huge music catalogue you have access to up to 200,000 songs across the Mainstream and License-Free Packages.

Manage your playlists on your phone

Create and manage your music playlists remotely and on the go. The app also allows you to easily manage several restaurant locations at the same time, ensuring consistency across your business and brand. The app is available for Microsoft and Android devices.

Expert curated playlists

We’ve all been there with our personal music. We start off with smooth jazz and rely on an algorithm to play similar music. However, two weeks down the line your music player is blasting out punk rock. Our expert curated playlists prevent this from happening and ensure that the feel and mood in your restaurant remains consistent.

Create your own playlist

You know your customers and your restaurant better than anyone else. To ensure that the music resonates with your diners and creates the perfect ambience, you can also create and add your own playlists.

Don’t rely on your staff’s music taste

We all have different tastes in music and your frontline staff might have a different idea from you of what background music goes well with the food served in your restaurant. The Marzipan Music App puts you in charge of the music and the mood, whether you are on-site or not.

Don’t worry about your WiFi connection

You only need WiFi to set up your device and update the playlists. The music itself is stored on your device. So next time the internet cuts out, you don’t have to worry about the music suddenly stopping.

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"Liked music means we will enjoy whatever we are tasting slightly more than if disliked music is playing"

Prof. Charles Spence, University of Oxford


Stay on the right side of the law

We don’t want to bore you with legal stuff but playing music in public areas and restaurants comes with legal implications in terms of copyright law. Music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music are usually only licensed for personal use. To legally play music in your restaurant, you need music that is licensed for commercial use. If you want to play mainstream chart music, you may also need to obtain "TheMusicLicense".

To find out more about how to play music legally in your restaurant, give us a call on +44(0)1324 711011. You may also read up on it on the following websites:


Get a licence to play live or recorded music:

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Need speakers, an amplifier or a music player? We've got you covered!

We pride ourselves as being a one-stop-shop for all your background music needs. Whatever your hardware requirements may be, we can help. Our friendly installation team will even install it for you and ensure that the system is working as it should.

Not sure what hardware you may need? Give us a call on +44(0)1324 711011. We are happy to help.

Create and run your own audio adverts

Our system allows you to record audio messages on your smartphone and then add these to the music schedule. Depending on your type of restaurant, this is a great way to share promotions, such as "2 for 1" specials, with customers in your restaurant, increasing sales and profitability.

Frequently Asked Questions


Marzipan Music is a music and audio advertising service for businesses.  Through an online portal it gives business owners and managers the ability to take control of the ‘soundscape’ of their business, tailoring the music to the customers of their particular venue and adding advertising messages if that is appropriate.  Clients can control what type of music will play at what time of day, pre-scheduling the music (and adverts) to change as the clientele of the business changes.  The on-site player can be password-protected to prevent tampering by staff, yet can still give them the option to change the mood of the playlist, if that is something you want to give them.

How do i install MARZIPAN MUSIC?

Once you have signed up for the service, go onto the device that you will be using to play the music.  For Windows users, go to and login using the details given in your welcome email.  On the welcome page, click ‘Download Player’ and run the installer.  Android users can find the app in the Android Playstore and just click the ‘Install’ button.  Simple!

How much does it cost?

The first 30 days are completely free.  Should you choose to continue, you will be charged on a monthly basis, with the cost depending on the package selected.  You will find details on our pricing page.  There are no hidden charges; any extras (such as bespoke profiling services) are only added if you choose to add them.

What do i need to run MARZIPAN MUSIC ?

You will need an Internet-connected device running Windows or Android, plus an amplifier and speakers.  The device can be a PC, a laptop, a tablet, a Media Box, an EPOS system or even a phone; as long as it has the ability to install the software and enough storage space for the music – as a guide, a track is around 3-4MB, so 1000 tracks requires around 4GB of free storage space.  The Internet connection is required during the initial setup but does not need to be present at all times and we have some clients who only connect their device to the Internet once a month to collect their music updates.

Are there any discounts available?

If you want to use the service in more than one site, or if you are interested in taking an extended contract, get in touch and we’ll tell you about the discounts that are available.

Is it legal?

All our services are 100% legal for business use and with our licence-free music, all royalty charges are included in the cost of the music, so that no additional licences are required.  However, users of the mainstream music do require performance licences in addition to the licenses that we hold to enable us to supply you.  In the UK your licences need to come from PRS and PPL, but each country has its own licensing bodies.

Will I be charged to use the trial?

No: our software is always free to download and the music is completely free for the 30 days of the trial.  There are no hidden charges.

When will I be charged?

Your trial will automatically roll into the first month of full service if you don’t cancel before the end of the trial.  At that point your card will be charged for the first month.

How do I cancel if I don’t want to continue?

Just drop us an email to tell us that you would like your service to stop, and we will reply to confirm receipt (please look out for this so that you know we have seen your email, and give us a call if it doesn’t arrive).  If you have paid for the service then you can obviously continue using the player until the end of your paid period.  We would always appreciate some feedback on why you feel the service isn’t right for your business; you may find we offer additional services that would be more suitable, so do give us a call to discuss what options are available to you.

Will I be tied into a long contract with a cancellation fee?

By default you only pay for a month at a time, and can cancel at any time before the next payment is taken.  We do offer discounted rates for longer contracts so some clients will choose to sign up for longer periods, but this would only happen if you call us to ask for an extended plan.

What support is available?

Our client helpline is manned by customer care/studio staff from 9am-9pm (GMT), 7 days, and their troubleshooting can solve most client issues.  In addition to this, we have a network of engineers who can carry out installations and equipment maintenance.

What music will I get?

The music will be selected to fit the clientele of your particular business, whether that is current chart-style pop, classical, jazz, RnB, Latin, rock, or something more specialist, such as childrens’, Hallowe’en-themed, Irish music for St Patrick’s Day, Chinese, Indian, African or some other area of the world.

Who chooses my music?

This is entirely your decision!  Our packages include a primary profile consultation with a member of our studio team, and the initial setting up of your profile (if you take a trial this would usually be done during the trial period).  After that, the base level service allows you to either use the standard playlists that are automatically maintained by our studio team for groups of our clients, or to build your own bespoke playlists.  If you need bespoke profiling but don’t want to handle this yourself, then our studio team can build bespoke playlists on a regular basis for an additional charge.

How do I add adverts or messages?

Adding adverts and messages is extremely simple.  If you are going to be changing your messages regularly then we can give you a portal through which you can upload your own recordings.  If you’re only likely to change them occasionally, they can be emailed to us and we’ll load them onto your account.  Alternatively, we can produce the recordings for you, either from your script or including script-writing.  We can programme the messages into your profile or you can do this by going to the profile editor and selecting them in the adverts or messages sections.

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