If you use music in your club for the benefit of customers, you need permission from the music’s copyright owners. It’s the law. But don’t worry, to get permission you simply need a licence from PRS for Music* (and in most cases, one from PPL** too).
How much does it cost?
A number of factors determine how much businesses pay – these include the type of premises and how you want to play music (e.g. background or live music).
Call 0800 068 4828 to speak to our licensing team for a bespoke quote or to find out more. Lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
See our Non-profit making members’ clubs tariff
See our Commercial discotheques and dance halls tariff
See our Proprietary clubs tariff
See our Music on hold tariff
DJs or karaoke jockeys may need a Produb licence to copy copyright music when playing at your venue.
How does music benefit my business?
According to MusicWorks research, playing music creates the right atmosphere for your customers and helps motivate your staff.
Find out more about how music at work benefits your business
*PRS for Music licences cover the majority of music originating from the UK and all over the world. However, if you play music outside of PRS for Music’s control, you may need an additional licence from the relevant copyright owner(s). You will also require a TV licence if you are using a TV in your premises. In the unlikely event that all the music you play is out of copyright or is not controlled by PRS for Music, you do not need a PRS for Music licence.
**PPL collects and distributes royalties on behalf of record companies and performers. Further info at ppluk.com. All music licences are required under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. It stipulates you must gain the permission of the copyright owner if you play music in public (anywhere outside the home environment).