I am a psychologist and have a private practice. I rent to another psychologist, and we share a waiting room. I would like to have music in the waiting room and hallway, but I have read bits and pieces which make me wonder about the legal issues involved in just installing a CD or mp3 player. XM radio has a “music for businesses” site that they say satisfies all the laws surrounding this, but they don’t quote a price, which makes me very nervous. The space involved is less than 300 square feet, if that makes any difference, and we see about 15 people a day between us.
Am I running afoul of any laws by just playing what I want? Are there any exceptions for very small businesses such as mine? If I am breaking a law, what risk am I running?