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Difference between PRS for Music and PPL 

PRS for Music and PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited) are separate organisations who license different sets of rights in the use of music. You may need a licence from both organisations.

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music logoPRS for Music is a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers. We license the use of our members’ musical compositions and lyrics when they are played in public, broadcast on radio or TV, used on the internet or copied onto physical products such as CDs or DVDs.

About PPL

PPL logoPPL licenses the use of recorded music where played in public, broadcast on radio or TV, or used on the internet, on behalf of record companies and performers.

Find out more information about PPL


How do I get a licence?

We provide bespoke licences tailored to your needs.

Please call 0800 068 4828 (if you run a business) or 0845 300 6033 (if you run live events or venues) to speak to our team so that we can ensure we're providing the best value for you. Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Alternatively, fill in your details online and we'll contact you.

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