Whether playing music in a community hall, leisure facility or council-owned theatre, you will likely need a licence from PRS for Music if you are playing music controlled by us. A licence is required when the use of music is live, background, conditional upon an admission charge or restricted to employees. Our licence gives you the legal permission you need to play the songs you want.*
How can PRS for Music help me play music in a local authority building?
- Submitting details of all music use during the past licence year, guarantees an accurate assessment of your fees.
- You will have a hotline direct to music licensing specialists.
Watch our short animation video to learn more about what happens to your licence fee.
How are PRS for Music charges assessed?
We use over 40 tariffs to ensure suitable charges are applied. The tariffs which may relate to music in your local authority building are:
Additional charges may apply if you're playing music in other ways or areas:
Further information for copying, broadcasting or using music online.
Many of our tariffs have been negotiated with national trade associations or representative bodies. In a few cases, PRS for Music tariffs have been set by the Copyright Tribunal. PRS for Music will apply the nearest equivalent wherever particular performances do not fit the exact scope of a standard tariff.