'Rover’s Return' landlady backs PPL call for businesses to be aware of benefits and legalities of music licensing.

Former Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard is arguably one the most famous landladies in the country, thanks to her stint as the publican in the famous 'Rover's Return'.

Now the actress, who spent nine years in the soap, is backing a Manchester campaign by PPL.

Beverley will make a special appearance at the PPL stand at the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show at Manchester Central on 12 March at 4pm.

PPL licenses recorded music for use on TV, radio, online use and other public places that use music (bars, restaurants, gyms, shops, hairdressers etc). Playing music in your establishment can have significant benefits and PPL is coming to Manchester to make businesses, including publicans and restaurateurs, aware that they need to be licensed to play recorded music in their premises.

Beverley says: "Some of the most memorable scenes in Coronation Street have taken place in the Rover's Return and music has often been used to influence those scenes. Music gives a pub life!"

"Music is also added into scenes in Weatherfield's bars, shops and factories. Music in a public place can have an amazing impact on atmosphere."

Jonathan Morrish, Director of PR and Communications at PPL, says: "Playing music in a business can increase profit, aid customer retention and improve employee engagement. It is a cost effective and enjoyable way of improving your business.

"It's fantastic that Beverley can join us on our stand, I am sure her appearance will cause many real-life publicans and restaurant owners to want to meet her, and to also chat to the PPL team and find out more about music licensing and the benefits it can bring."