Businesses that fail to obtain a blanket performance license in advance of using music on their premises, within the websites or other digital properties, or at their events, are subject to statutory damages per the U.S. Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 501(a)) of up $150,000 per song played, plus reimbursement of the copyright holder's attorney fees.
Additionally, due to the materiality of the financial penalties related to violating U.S. Copyright Law, the failure to properly license music in most cases is an event that requires disclosure by a business to its financial statement auditors.
You can view a list of music use examples requiring a performance license here.
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