Admin rates

PRS admin rates 

As a not-for-profit organisation, we cover the cost of collecting music royalties through our admin rates. We work on continually improving our systems each year so we can keep these as low as possible. And we are still the most cost-effective collecting society in Europe.

Admin rates for type of use 

For the UK, the rate depends on the type of use (such as ‘on the radio’, ‘live performance’). If the work is licensed on a pan-European basis, the admin rate is ten per cent of the collected cost for each of the four main distributions each year. 

Broadcasting

  • BBC - 12.5%
  • ITV - 14%
  • Channel 4 & S4C - 16%
  • Channel 5 - 16%
  • GMTV - 16%
  • BskyB - 14%
  • MTV Europe - 16%
  • Music Channels - 16%
  • Satellite & Cable - 16%
  • Cable Re-transmissions - 6.25 to 10%
  • Commercial Radio - 15%
  • Classic FM - 20%

Public performances

  • Pop and classical concerts - 20% (up to a maximum deduction per event of £1,250)
  • Live Concert Service - £125 per act per event fee 
  • Cinema - 16%
  • General Live (non-concert) - 20%
  • Commercial discos and clubs - 20%
  • Other recorded - 20%
  • Public Reception - 20%

Digital

  • Internet operators - 10%
  • Ringtones and ringbacks - 10% 

International touring

Our Live Music Concert Service is designed to support the management of tours beyond the UK. This includes an online area to track royalties and box office returns. It costs £125 per country for each tour or the percentage rate for that country, whichever is lower.

Admin rates for partner societies

The admin rate for music that's played or performed outside of the UK is determined by the country and the society that we have our royalties agreement with.

Country

Society

%

USA

ASCAP 1%

USA

BMI

1%

USA

SESAC

1%

France

Sacem

2%

Germany

GEMA

2%

Ireland

IMRO

2%

Italy

SIAE

2%

Japan

JASRAC

2%

Netherlands

BUMA

2%

Sweden

STIM

2%

Australia

APRA

3%

Canada

SOCAN

3%

New Zealand

APRA

3%

Austria

AKM

4%

Belgium

SABAM

4%

Brazil

UBC

4%

Denmark

KODA

4%

Finland

TEOSTO

4%

Hungary

ARTISJUS

4%

Iceland

STEF

4%

Norway

TONO

4%

Poland

ZAIKS

4%

Spain

SGAE

4%

Switzerland

SUISA

4%

Argentina

SADAIC

8%

Armenia

ARMAUTHOR

8%

South Africa

SAMRO

8%

South Korea

KOMCA

8%

St Lucia

HMS

8%

Taiwan

MUST

8%

Thailand

MCT

8%

Bahamas

PRS

8%

Barbados

COSCAP

8%

Belarus

NCIP

8%

Bermuda

PRS

8%

Bolivia

SOBODAYCOM

8%

Bosnia & Herzegovina

SQN

8%

Bulgaria

MUSICAUTOR

8%

Burkino Faso

BBDA

8%

Chile

SCD

8%

China

MCSC

8%

Colombia

SAYCO

8%

Costa Rica

ACDAM

8%

Croatia

HDS

8%

Cuba

ACDAM

8%

Cyprus

PRS

8%

Czech Republic

OSA

8%

Dominican Republic

SGACEDOM

8%

Ecuador

SAYCE

8%

El Salvador

SACIM

8%

Estonia

EAU

8%

Georgia

SAS

8%

Gibraltar

PRS

8%

Greece

AEPI

8%

Guatemala

AGAYC

8%

Honduras

AACIMH

8%

Hong Kong

CASH

8%

The Gulf

PRS

8%

Trinidad & Tobago

COTT

8%

Turkey

MESAM

8%

Ukraine

UACRR

8%

India

IPRS

8%

Indonesia

KCI

8%

Israel

ACUM

8%

Jamaica

JACAP

8%

Kazakhstan

KAZAK

8%

Kenya

MCSK

8%

Latvia

AKKA-LAA

8%

Lithuania

LATGA-A

8%

Macau

MACA

8%

Macedonia

ZAMP

8%

Malaysia

MACP

8%

Malta

PRS

8%

Mauritius

MASA

8%

Mexico

SACM

8%

Nigeria

MCSN

8%

Panama

SPAC

8%

Paraguay

APA

8%

Peru

APDAYC

8%

Phillippines

FILSCAP

8%

Portugal

SPA

8%

Romania

UCMR

8%

Russia

RAO

8%

Serbia & Montenegro

SOKOJ

8%

Singapore

COMPASS

8%

Slovakia

SOZA

8%

Slovenia

SAZAS

8%

Uruguay

AGADU

8%

Venezuela

SACVEN

8%

Vietnam

VCPMC

8%

Yugoslavia

SOKOJ

8%

Zimbabwe

ZIMRA

8%