The Cheesecake Factory restaurant is set to open its first Canadian location at Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017. Sprawled over 10,400 square feet with two covered patios, and the same 250 item menu, plus more than 50 cheesecakes and desserts as its U.S. counterpart — we are ecstatic to say the least! If there’s anything we love as much as music, it’s FOOD!
The following information details everything a restaurant will need to know about playing music in their location and was first published on the National Restaurant Association’s official website;
“Music is one of the most important elements in establishing the mood in your restaurant, but under law, you must make sure you have the necessary licensing to comply with copyright statutes before playing it. Performing rights organizations (“PROs”), such as BMI, ASCAP and SESAC, act as intermediaries between restaurants and songwriters to protect intellectual property and make licensing more cost-effective and convenient. Restaurants pay a fee to the PROs for a blanket license that grants permission to use all of the music each organization represents, and they, in turn, distribute the fees, less operating expenses, to their affiliated songwriters, publishers and composers as royalties.