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Radio advertising production music licence 

Formerly the BR3 Agreement, the Radio Advertising Production Music Licence gives radio stations unlimited access to our members’ production music.

Radio advertising production music licence

Formerly the BR3 Agreement, the Radio Advertising Production Music Licence gives radio stations unlimited access to our members' production music.

Who this licence is for

  • Radio stations that make their own radio adverts and commercials
  • Radio stations that commission radio producers to make adverts specifically for them

How to apply

Please contact the Radio Licensing Team on radiolicensing@prsformusic.com

How does the Radio Advertising Production Music Licence work?

The licence gives radio stations unlimited access to our members' production music. In return for an annual licence fee you can:

  • Use as much production music in as many radio adverts as you like
  • Appoint third party producers to produce your adverts

Using production music in adverts could bring down your music usage costs. You won't need to pay us or your production company to pre-clear adverts each time you make them.

Licence fees

The fees are based on the table below, which match a radio station’s total share audience (TSA) against fee levels. The fees for 2016-2017 exclude VAT and are as follows:

TSA 2016 - 2017
base fee
Split frequency 25% uplift* Sharing commercials 10% uplift^
0-100,000 or digital-only £3,264.20 +£816.05 +£326.42
100,001 – 500,000 £5,176.56 +£1,294.14 +£517.66
500,001 – 1,000,000 £7,453.73 +£1,863.43 +£745.37
1,000,001 – 2,000,000 £9,936.74 +£2,484.18 +£993.67
2,000,001 – 5,000,000 £11,181.19 +£2,795.30 +£1,118.12
5,000,001 – 10,000,000+ £12,423.28 +£3,105.82 +£1,242.33

*The 25 percent uplift applies to analogue stations on a split frequency.

^The 10 percent uplift applies to any station that wishes to share adverts across its network of stations. This uplift is paid by the stations that provide the adverts.

Any station that you share adverts with must have a Radio Advertising Production Music Licence of its own.

How to make a payment

We issue an invoice bi-annually, in October and again in April. A renewal form will be sent to you every August to update your information and detail the new fees.

Alternatively, you can pay your fees by monthly direct debit.

Music reporting

All licensees must submit full reporting data that details every piece of production music used, as it is a condition of the Radio Advertising Production Music Licence. For further information or help regarding data submissions please contact musicreporting@prsformusic.com

Contact radio licensing

Radio Licensing
Broadcast & Online Licensing
PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG

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