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The MCPS and PRS for Music Ringtone Licences are aimed at companies who offer ringtone services to sell to the UK public.

How often should you expect to be paid?

The main payments are made quarterly but on occasion some payments will be made monthly. The MCPS and PRS for Music royalties will be paid separately and detailed on the relevant statement.

Do we pay you for each track used?


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


The charge is either 10% of the gross revenue received in relation to the supply of the ringtone or 10p per music per file supplied (whichever is the greater).

An advance payment of £500 is also required and is non-refundable but is offset against the first £500 of royalties accrued.

PRS for Music:

The charge is either 5% of the gross revenue or £0.05 per ringtone file supplied (whichever is the greater), subject to an annual minimum charge of £911.92 +VAT (payable in four quarterly payments of £227.98 +VAT).

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


Special Considerations

30 second audio-only clips may be given for consumers to sample before they buy.

What do the schemes exclude?

Mobile phones that can forward or copy ringtones. Visual material (only to be used in music related vid-tones or pic-tones). Moral rights. Contentious music. Music used in advertising or sponsorship. Adaptation or dramatico musical works (musicals, operas). Reproduction of lyrics and musical notation.

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