With all the nonsense RIAA has pulled, you might think that Common Sense is dead when it comes to copyright laws in America.

Well, it’s not just here that has nonsensical laws with regard to copyrights. 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7029892.stm

Frankly though, given the likely choice of music of people working at a shop like this, I don’t consider it any sort of competitive advantage for them to be playing the music. It probably drives customers away. ;) 

Next they’re going to make it so nobody can listen to their own music at work though. The ultimate result of which is that their music simply won’t be heard, and their artists won’t get any chance to embed themselves in the minds of listeners in yet another location. They’re not doing their clients any favors by knocking them out of venue after venue and reducing their chance to get a foothold.