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Music programmes blanket licence 

This licence is available to independent production companies and producers who make programmes for Channel 4, E4, More4 and Channel 5. The licence covers all our members’ music used in these programmes, so producers don’t need to seek individual clearance for each of the songs they wish to use.
What are the benefits?

The licence offers a simple way to budget your music programming costs.

It also covers programmes available on video-on-demand services for up to 30 days.

Sign up now for the rights to use up to 10 million songs and pieces of music.

How much does it cost?

Fees for music programmes produced for Channel 4, E4, More4 or Channel 5 are calculated on a per-programme basis in the UK. The licence fee includes:

a) 17 percent of gross revenue and
b) The per-programme minimum fee as set out in the table below

Time slot Television channel Per programme min fee (per 30 min programme)
Peak time* Channel 4 £3,375

Off-peak time (all other times) Channel 4 £2,000
Anytime Other satellite/cable channel(s) £2,000

*everyday 18:00 to 22:59 and Saturday and Sunday T4 slots (09:00 to 14:00 approx).

How do you apply?

Download the music programme blanket licence.

Please print, sign and return two copies of the blanket licence to the IPC licensing team at the address below, or download a copy, complete it, turn it into PDF format and email it to tvprogrammes@prsformusic.com

Once you have signed up to the licence you need to complete and return a gross revenue declaration form and fully completed cue sheets for each programme or series of programmes within seven days of their delivery to the broadcaster.

Further information

For more information please contact our IPC team on
+44 (0)20 3741 4101 between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

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