How to make sure you have correct music licencing for your business

January 27, 2016

We all know how the music industry is changing.  I’m of the generation who spent many happy hours in record stores.  We now have a worldwide catalogue at our fingertips ready for immediate download.  It is vital to support songwriters, composers, performers and music publishers.

Just like any other input into your business, the use of  musical compositions and performances must be paid for.  Under law, two distinct permissions are required by businesses in Ireland who play music – one (IMRO) which covers the public performance of copyright music on behalf of composers, songwriters and music publishers and the other which covers the public performance of sound recordings on behalf of record producers and performers (PPI).

From from January 1st 2016, IMRO and PPI licences will be included in the Dual Music Licence to be administered by IMRO.

AVA design, supply, install and hire sound systems for your business.  Make sure you have the correct licence to play music :


Joe McGowan testimonial

December 13, 2013

Neven Maguire at Abbott Croí an Oír

August 1, 2012


Neven Maguire and friends cooking up a storm at the Abbott Croí an Oír event Radisson Hotel Sligo 25th July 2012.

Neville Marguire at the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association fund raiser

January 14, 2011

Neville Marguire at the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association fund raiser, Radisson Hotel Sligo during 2010. Enjoy a quick vid of the night.

So Sligo Fundraiser

January 14, 2011

So Sligo held a fundraiser on December 9th 2010 in the Radisson Hotel Sligo. Check out the video below to get a flavour of the night.

SHOUT Ladies Lunch 2010

December 14, 2010

A fund-raising event for SHOUT (Sligo hospital oncology unit trust) for better cancer care took place at the Glasshouse in Sligo on Friday the 10th of December. Incorporating a fashion show and lunch a great day was had by all.

Check out the video below to gat a taste of the action.

Connacht Gold Garden and DIY show Radisson Hotel Sligo

May 19, 2010

Connacht Gold held a successful Garden and DIY show on the 16th of May last. Showcasing the best that Connacht Gold has to offer in there stores along with helpful talks from well known gardeners. AVA was more than happy to offer our expertise in lighting, sound and video to make this a great day for all evolved.

Check out the video below.

AVA Systems at the Jameson St.Patricks Day celebrations 2010

April 12, 2010

Every year Jameson invites DJs from radio stations around the world to come and spend St Patrick’s Day in Dublin to broadcast their shows live at the Old Jameson Distillery.

This year they have over 30 radio stations, from Miami to Tokyo, Stockholm to Sao Paulo, celebrating on St Patrick’s Day.

So on the 17th of March, from 5.30am to midnight, the stations broadcasted live from the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin we AVA providing the expertise

Check out the video below to get a rapid taste of the great day had by all.


November 27, 2009


HSE have an ongoing programme of research with colleagues in Health and Safety Laboratories (HSL), two research reports have been completed recently they are:

RR727 Market surveillance of custom-moulded earplugs A study of a selection of CE-marked custom-moulded earplugs available in the UK was carried out in order to examine the protection provided by such devices, and to identify any influencing factors on protection, comfort and fit.

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RR720 – Real world use and performance of hearing protection The report considers the effectiveness of hearing protectors in everyday work situations.

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Hearing loss can be permanent and incurable. Read about preventing hearing loss and other key facts about noise at work visit:


HSE now has many of its publications free to download – see the HSE website

For a list of free guidance on noise issues click on:


You may also be interested in signing up for the vibration at work



5. To subscribe to other HSE newsletters and bulletins such as Slips, Trips and Falls, Stress at Work Vibration and REACH please access:


Infoline is HSE’s public enquiry centre

Telephone 0845 345 0055 or visit:

Sligo Women in Business Network

November 27, 2009


Sligo Women in Business Network meet Tanaiste, Mary Coughlan, at Womens Enterprise Day in Mullingar, 20th November 2009