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PRS for Music and PPLDo you run a community building?

On 1 January 2011, the law was changed and community buildings playing recorded music in public are now, in almost all cases, required to hold a PPL licence as well as a PRS for Music licence.

PRS for Music and PPL are committed to simplifying music licensing for customers. As a result of this, both organisations came together to offer a joint music licence for community buildings.

From 2012, we introduced a new joint music licence for community buildings incorporating charges from both PRS for Music and PPL.

PRS for Music is acting as an agent for PPL issuing the joint licence to customers, so if you are eligible for a new licence you will only need to deal with a single point of contact for your community building music licensing.

How much does a licence cost?

To provide a simple solution for customers, PPL’s tariff for community buildings is very similar to the existing PRS for Music tariff. In particular, it applies to the same types of community buildings as PRS for Music tariff CB and uses the same definition of “income”.

In summary, the PPL charges are calculated as follows:

  • For community buildings with an annual income of £10,000 or less: £47.50 per annum (subject to annual adjustment for inflation)
  • For community buildings with an annual income of over £10,000: 1% of annual income

PRS for Music charges continue to be calculated as:

  • 1% of annual income subject to a minimum charge of £47.50 per annum

Full details of the PPL and PRS for Music tariffs for community buildings can be found at the links below:

All rates displayed above exclude VAT, which will be added at the relevant rate.

PPL and PRS for Music royalty charges are calculated separately but will appear on the same invoice.

How do I get a licence?

Call 0345 140 0090 to speak to our licensing team for a bespoke quote or to find out more. Lines are open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Alternatively, fill in your details here and we’ll contact you.

We’ve also included some FAQs to the right of this page, which we hope you will find helpful.

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