The PRS and PPL - who are they? Why do they matter (they do)
There is a saying: “Music is it’s own reward.” Its not quite a labour of love though; musicians at all levels are earning a living, partly touring, streaming and sales, partly from licensing of their work.
The PRS and PPL handle the licensing data; both actively inspect all types of public spaces. When they discover you have been playing music without the correct licences and without reporting usage, there are fines and / or estimated charges, which can be retrospective and significant.