About us

Our mission is to provide small and medium sized businesses with a credible low cost alternative to commercially licensed background audio.  We do this by developing the world's best licence-free music catalogue,  applying our music expertise to curate a wide range of playlists, and providing innovative tools to make managing business music a simple task.

Origins, History & Team


The founders of MusicStream are Jeffrey Stewart, CEO and Fridrik Karlsson, Music Director.  Jeff still runs New World Music,  a record label which over the last 15 years has released over 250 CD's. Jeff remains the majority shareholder in New World. Fridrik is a professional musician with a successful 30 year track record as recording artist, session musician, writer and producer. Fridrik also owns and runs his own record label, iChill, a leading licence-free music label.

In 2009, Jeff and Frissi decided to leverage their combined music assets, their networks of musical talent and digital production to create the best rights-inclusive music catalogue. Jeff & Frissi then hooked up with Louis Langerman, A South African musician, engineer and web developer who joined the business as technical director and MusicStream was born

Fast forward to 2014 the team has grown now boasting a very experienced executive Board, all of whom are also shareholders. The music catalogue is growing rapidly, in size and diversity with an ongoing ruthless focus on quality. The MusicStream Player is now available on multiple platforms inclusing a growing list of proprietarybusiness audio devices.


Neil Boote, Sales & Marketing Director

Neil is an experienced General Manager with a Commercial background spanning Sales, Marketing, Buying and Business Development at Virgin Retail, Our Price Music, W H Smith,  Bertelsmann Music Group UK, Sony BMG and Managing Director of Firebrand Live Ltd, Europes leading inependent entertainment merchandising & licensing company. 

Stuart Dewey, CFO

Stuart is a business administration and finance specialist with over 30 years experience in retailing, international commodity distribution and commercial software development.  Stuart has been CFO of a high end retail and online fashion business and CEO of a software development and service business providing IT solutions to traders, stockists and converting service operators in the chemical and paper sectors.

Non-executive Director

Arsaell Hreidarsson

Arsaell is a Board member and shareholder. Arsaell is CEO of Genesis ehf., a private investment company investing in new technology businesses in business and consumer markets . Arsaell established Median, a card payment processing company in 1993, initially focused on the airline industry. Airline customers include: British Airways, Swiss International Airlines, British Midland, and Icelandair. Median provides processing services for Acquirer banking customers such as Teller Norway, and EuroConex Norway.

Arsaell also co-founded Tonlist.is, the first and only online music store in Iceland, he currently owns 22,5% shares in Avis and Budget car rental franchise in Iceland.

Company Information

The MusicStream service is operated and managed by: The Background Music Company Limited - a company registered in England. Registration number: 7388884.

Registered Office: 8/10 South Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7PF

Address for correspondence: Unit 14A Highway Farm, Horsley Road, Cobham KT11 3JZ, United Kingdom.


Telephone: +44 (0)844 8010 710   Fax: +44 (0) 193 2860 970

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