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PRS for Music Statement on New Online Music Licences 

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Friday 1st May 2009

PRS for Music Statement on New Online Music Licences

PRS for Music today released the first stage of its new Online Music Licences which will replace the Joint Online Licence that expires at the end of June 2009. The first stage of the proposed new licences covers the rates charged for download services and services funded by subscription, following extensive consultation with the music industry. Rates that PRS for Music collect and pay to its songwriter, composer and music publisher members for these licences will remain the same as designated by the Copyright Tribunal 2007.

The second stage of the new Online Music Licences, covering streaming services, will be released shortly following further consultation by PRS for Music and its digital licensees.

Details of the rates charged for download music services and services covered by subscription can be found at www.prsformusic.com/onlinemusiclicences.


For more information, get in touch:

Barney Hooper, Head of PR:
02073064548 / 07979 757052

Catherine George, Media Relations Manager:
02073064229 / 07535 700965

The bit about us:

PRS for Music exists to help businesses and community groups get access to some of the world’s best loved music, while making sure that songwriters, composers and publishers are rightfully rewarded whenever their musical works are played, performed or reproduced. PRS for Music provides the permissions needed to use music for any product or space, from a TV programme or YouTube video, to the workplace radio and every possibility in between. Through effective, fair and transparent licensing we ensure that creators can keep on creating by delivering vital income to all our 60,000 membership. PRS for Music is proud to keep one of the UK’s most vibrant creative industries working.



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PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square
T: +44 (0)20 3741 4777
E: press@prsformusic.com

Press Office Staff:
Emma Anderson

Kimberly Tan

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