As from 14 June 2011 PRS for Music at its discretion applies a reduced annual charge (the same royalty charge as that in section 1.3 of Tariff RS) when all of the following conditions are met:
- The ONLY public performance of music in a shop is by computer games
- The audible area (as defined in Tariff RS) is 100 sq.m. or less
- The games do not require payment in order to operate (i.e. excludes amusement machines)
If any of these conditions is not met, or if there is other music in the store (e.g. general background music), normal Tariff RS charges apply.
This policy does not refer to the use of computer games or gaming/amusement machines in other types of premises, such as amusement arcades.