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 type of premises and how you want to play music (e.g. via TV, Radio or compact disc).
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 Proprietary clubs tariff – (for specialised gym or fitness clubs, which are typically membership based)
See our General purposes tariff (effective 1 July 2013) – (general purpose centres, such as local authority centres and complexes that use music in different ways)
See our Skating rinks tariff
Please note this tariff does not cover ice or roller spectacles, pantomimes or theatrical presentations, other uses of the venue, such as for concerts, or for music played in cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and other areas beyond paid admission to the rink. These are chargeable under different tariffs. Please call us on the above number for more information.
See our Bowling concourses tariff
Please note this tariff does not cover non-concourse areas such as bars, cafés, restaurants, cinemas, function rooms, concert halls and other parts of the bowling centre. These are chargeable under different tariffs. Please call us on the above number for more information.
See our Dance tuition schools tariff
See our Bingo tariff
See our Open air places, parks & pools tariff (effective 1 July 2013)
See our Music on hold tariff
See our Sports events tariff
See our Holiday centres tariff
See our Holiday caravan parks tariff
Independent fitness or dance instructors may need a ProDub licence to copy copyright music for lessons.
How does music benefit my business?
According to MusicWorks research, playing music creates the right atmosphere for customers and helps motivate 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).