MUSIC is the answer to help struggling publicans trying to ride out the recession.
Pubs with recorded or live music take 44 per cent more money than pubs without music.
While 80 per cent of pub managers say they feel music would help them survive the recession.
And landlords in Paisley are being invited to audition for a £5,000 musical makeover to help protect their under-threat businesses.
The new musical makeover is designed to help pubs better understand how to introduce music to their venues and maximise the business benefits.
A spokesman for PRS for Music, who carried out a survey in partnership with the British Beer and Pub Association, said: “In recognition of the central role played by pubs in promoting live music and to demonstrate the way that music can help pubs grow and maintain their business we are launching a competition to find two local pubs in need of a music makeover.”
Each pub will receive £5,000 and expert advice from the Musicians’ Union. A total of 45,000 pubs all over the country will be sent advice packs from PRS for Music next year.
Pubs wishing to get involved should check out www.prsformusic.com/musicmakeover