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Past notifications

Tariff SE (Sports events)

Tariff MV (Motor Vehicles)

Tariff C (Cinemas)

Small B&Bs and single-unit self-catering businesses

Amendment to inflation adjustment clause in some tariffs


Current consultations

There are currently no live consultations 


Closed consultations

2012 Code of Conduct consultation

Ticketed Popular Music Events 

Tariff SE (Sports events at sports grounds, race tracks and stadiums)

2009 Code of Practice

Amateur Sports Clubs Consultation


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Walk-on Walk-off music at stand-up comedy shows (theatres, arenas and similar premises)

Following representations from some customers, PRS for Music has decided to introduce a Discretionary Charging Policy for stand-up comedy shows at theatres, arenas and similar venues (excluding clubs) at which the only act or acts are stand-up comedians, and the only music used during the show is for a very limited period (up to 5 minutes in total) for the walk-on walk-off of the comedians, i.e. no music is used within the artiste’s act.

As from 1st December 2014, such performances will no longer be licensed using the Tariff V rate, where we had applied the minimum rate under that tariff, 0.5% of gross receipts.

The charge to be applied will be 0.2% of the actual gross receipts from the stand-up comedy show.  Gross receipts means all monies paid or payable in respect of admission charges in connection with the performances, less library and party bookings discounts and Value Added Tax or any other Government tax or imposition of a like nature for the time being in force.

This is in recognition of the special nature of these performances where the music usage is minimal when compared to the full length of the show and not used within the artiste’s main act.


Amendment to scope of Tariff JMC

Following an application from PRS for Music, the Copyright Tribunal has ordered an amendment to the scope of Tariff JMC.

As from 1st January 2014 the scope of Tariff JMC excludes not-for-profit-amateur sports clubs, for which there is a new tariff. See details of the new licensing arrangements for amateur sports clubs.

This change will not affect other clubs licensed under Tariff JMC. 


Ticketed Popular Music Events Consultation

Summary of responses published

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