'Boaby the Barman' visits ScotHot to talk about the value of music

Music licensing company PPL had a stand at ScotHot, held 4-6 March 2013 at SECC Glasgow.

This provided a chance to raise awareness of the need for a music licence and allowed local businesses in the hospitality sector to meet PPL.

Actor Gavin Mitchell, who played Boaby the Barman in Scottish comedy Still Game visited the PPL stand on Monday 4 March to help promote the value of music.

"As any good barman knows, turning down the lights and turning up the music is going to help get the tiles rattling of an evening. It makes sense to put a song on for the staff and the punters... keeps people coming back to the bar again and again."

Lauran Ferguson, PPL's Business Relationship Executive for Scotland, attended the event: "It's really important to educate businesses on the value music adds to those businesses and also the legal proceedings surrounding obtaining a music licence. Not only does music add value to your business, it increases customer footfall, increases customer spenditure, reduces sickness levels and increases staff morale."

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