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Music TV channels 

By granting a licence, PRS for Music can permit the use of over 10 million musical works on your channel without having to individually clear the copyrights. The royalties you pay are distributed directly to music publishers and songwriters.

Music channels are channels that feature music videos or music programming in the majority of their schedule. If your channel/s is broadcasting our members’ music on a music channel, the right licence for you is our Music TV Licence.

The Music TV Licence royalty rate is 6% of annual gross broadcast revenue, subject to minimum fees of £16,170 + VAT per year, per channel.

Our repertoire includes the vast majority of specially commissioned music, library music, classical and chart music from the UK and our worldwide affiliated societies. Regardless of whether you buy in your programmes or make the content yourself, if your broadcast material (programmes, adverts and trailers) contains our members’ music then you will need a licence from us.

What next?

Download, complete and send an application form to the TV licensing team at tvchannels@prsformusic.com.

All TV broadcasters are allocated a specific PRS for Music account manager to provide advice and answer any queries you may have before, during or after the licensing process. Once we have received your application form we will arrange a meeting with your new account manager to put a licence in place.


Contact TV licensing

Licences for businesses playing music through a TV or radio

Please call 0800 068 4828

Licences for TV or Radio Broadcast companies

Please call +44 (0) 20 3741 4151
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