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Limited Manufacture Licence 

How we collect money for your music used on limited manufacture products

What is the name of the licence?

Limited Manufacture Licence

Who is it aimed at?

The Limited Manufacture Licence is for customers who produce small scale audio and audio-visual physical products. The licence is aimed at users such as schools, churches, amateur groups and private users who wish to use music in their own productions. 

Exclusions for this licence include: the use of unauthorised arrangements; adaptations; parodies; burlesques; dramatico-musical works; derogatory uses; on screen lyrics; and games. The licence also excludes the use of advertising, third party associations, and third party distribution. The licence will not be available to record companies.

Products with over 120 minutes of music are also excluded under this scheme.

How should you expect to be paid?

Members will be paid royalties via the pro-rata distribution.

Do we pay you for each track used?

No, there is no line by line reporting for this licence; however the e-Commerce facility through which customers will acquire their licences will collect information with regards to music genre, event, production and who the licensee is, for example, a church.

What do we charge a customer for the use of your music?

MCPS only rates MCPS - PPL joint rates
Number of copies <25mins music >25mins music <25mins music >25mins music
1 - 5 £7.66 £12.26 £15.32 £24.51
6- 20 £20.42 £32.68 £40.85 £65.36
21 - 50 £27.57 £42.89 £55.15 £85.79
51 - 100 £40.85 £65.36 £81.70 £130.72
101 - 250 £71.49 £102.13 £142.98 £204.26
251 - 500 £102.13 £163.40 N/A N/A
501 - 1,000 £204.26 £326.81 N/A N/A

All rates are inclusive of VAT

What commission rate do you pay us on the royalties collected?

12.5 %

Special considerations

Manufacturing restrictions under the Limited Manufacture Licence are as follows:

  • 1,000 units per product application
  • 2,500 units per annum per licensee

Examples of customers who have a Limited Manufacture Licence:

Schools and colleges, videographers, amateur dramatic societies, church choirs, and couples planning to use music at a recorded ceremony.



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