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Programme sales blanket licence 

The licence enables distributors, production companies and/or individual producers’ of UK-originating television programmes to sell programmes containing our members' music to new clients.

This licence can be used for all linear or on-demand usage and in-flight entertainment, including content sold for VOD and Mobile TV. The licence covers the use of:

  • commercial music
  • production music
  • production music for reversioning

The licence can also be used to cover the creation of music programming, for more information about this aspect of the licence please contact the IPC team on +44 (0)20 3741 4101.

Programme sales blanket licence

You pay a percentage of the gross sales price of the productions that you sell. This percentage is calculated by comparing the actual amount of music in a programme relative to the duration of the programme. We then apply this percentage to a royalty of 8.5% for any sales outside of North America or 17% of sales to North America.


Duration of our members' music/Total duration of programme x 100 x 8.5% = PRS for Music % Claim

How do you apply?

Please complete the application form and send to tvprogrammes@mcps.co.uk or post to the following address:

Television Licensing
Broadcast & Online Licensing
PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square

Further information

View the terms and conditions for the Programme sales blanket licence

View the terms and conditions for the Programme sales blanket licence for the United States of America and Canada.

For further information, please contact tvprogrammes@mcps.co.uk or call
+44 (0)20 3741 4101.

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