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Short term radio licences 

This licence is for Ofcom licensed short term radio services broadcasting for up to 28 days.

Licence fees

The licence fees are £41 for each day of broadcast, plus £71. For example a four day broadcast will cost £235, plus VAT. Payment must be in advance by enclosing a cheque with the application form.

How to apply

To apply please complete the application form, enclose a cheque for full payment and return this to:

Radio Licensing
PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square

Please note, you must have been granted an Ofcom short term RSL before you can apply for the PRS for Music short term RSL. Applications must be made at least 7 days before the first date of broadcast.

Key rights included

The licence issued by PRS for Music includes the rights to:

  • Broadcast and simulcast PRS for Music repertoire on radio services transmitted from the UK.
  • Copy MCPS commercial music repertoire into programme material and trailers.
  • Copy MCPS production music repertoire into programme and non-programme content such as trailers.
  • Copy MCPS repertoire onto databases and servers for the purposes of providing the broadcast service.


This licence does not cover the use of music in adverts, commercials, promos, sponsorship messages or any programmes not produced by the station. Please refer to the full Terms and Conditions.

If you have any queries please email radiolicensing@prsformusic.com or call +44 (0)20 3741 3581


Contact radio licensing

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

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