If you use music in your business 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 size of premises, how you want to play music (e.g. background, live or DJ) and whether music is played on hold to callers.
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 Pub and bar tariff
See our Music on hold tariff
See our Hotels, restaurants & cafés tariff (effective 1 July 2013)- (separate restaurants and letting bedrooms are not covered by our pub 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?
Research shows that wet sales increase by an average of £306 per day per venue when live music is used - this rises to £667 on Friday and Saturday nights (CGA Strategy Ltd).
Find out more about the research at prsformusic.com/uplifting or for alternate research, please visit MusicWorks.
*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).