Advice & Guidance

Music copyright law concept. Headphones and judge gavel background 21/11/2023

How Can I Legally Play Music In My Business?

Background music in a store or business can help transform it, whether by creating a certain mood, encouraging customers to enter, or keeping staff motivated and happy.  Music is a powerful tool in defining your brand and creating a welcoming atmosphere, but did you know that to play music in your business legally, you must have a music license? Failure to comply could result in a hefty fine for your business or even prosecution, so you must hold a valid music license before you play any music in your store.... Read More

Business people having a meeting in the office. 21/11/2023

The Benefits Of Background Music For Your Business

Background music can be really powerful for your business or workplace. Known for its ability to boost productivity in the office and drive purchases in store, if you’re not experiencing the benefits of background music for your business yet, then now is the time to start. In this blog, we’re looking at all of the ways that background music can be beneficial in enhancing the productivity and creativity of your workforce whilst driving customers to make purchases in your store.  From the best music to play to what to avoid... Read More

A condenser microphone on a stand against a coloured background 22/09/2023

What Are The Main Microphone Types And When Should I Use Them?

Microphones are an essential factor in good-quality audio performance and recording. Still, with so many different types available, knowing which to invest in can be difficult.  Different types of audio require different microphones, and in this blog, we’re breaking down each in turn, so whether you’re a budding podcaster or a professional recording artist, you’ll have a better idea of which to invest in.  So, if you’ve been wondering what the differences are between dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones, or if you’re interested in separating your USBs from your XLRs,... Read More

Hi-Fi acoustic sound system closeup. 07/06/2023

What are the important differences between active and passive PA speakers?

Are you looking to buy your first PA system or upgrade your current one? Whether you’re a brand new band who wants to get out gigging,  a fitness instructor or professional speaker with many bookings, it’s important to consider exactly what you require from your PA’s setup before investing in a new one. One of the fundamental things to consider when investing in your PA system is whether or not you require active or passive PA speakers. If this is terminology that you’re unfamiliar with, don’t worry because, at Prebeat,... Read More

DJ playing a set to a live audience 23/02/2023

DJ Lighting: What you need to get started

If you are just starting out as a DJ, figuring out what lighting equipment you need can be difficult. You want to perform at your best and give your guests an unforgettable experience, but you can’t do that with a bad setup.  Before purchasing any DJ equipment, there are numerous factors to consider, and we’d recommend you invest in some good DJ lighting. DJ lighting can completely change the mood and atmosphere of a venue. It doesn’t have to be complicated; you can do it on a budget. At Prebeat,... Read More