Do I need a music licence?

You need to purchase a licence if your business, organisation or the content you produce uses, streams or plays music.  

What do you need a licence for?

Because music is protected by copyright, you need permission to use it from the artists who create it.  

A licence from PRS for Music gives you the ability to legally play music for employees or customers in your business through the radio, TV and digital devices, or if you host live performances.

What kind of music licence do I need? 

There are different types of music licences available. These vary depending on your requirements as a business.  


Using music online in the UK and internationally

Our helpful tool will help you find the right licence for your business, whether you're streaming, hosting downloads, using music in your visual content or podcast

Get your online music licence
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Live music

A single licence to play or perform music in public

Live music licences
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DJ mixes

DJs performing mixes they've burned onto a digital device

Get your DJ licence

Playing music at work

Whether you run a café, shop, gym or any other workplace that plays music, a PPL PRS Music Licence allows you to legally play music at your business

Get The Music Licence
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Using music on the radio

Music for commercial, community, hospital, long-term and other radio 

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Using music on television

Including music for TV broadcasters and independent production companies

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Releasing recorded music

Find out more about licensing for releasing music, including physical media, audio products, imports, magazine and newspaper covermounts, specialist music products and other recorded works

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Production music for film, television, radio & media

Full listing of our MCPS Production Music members and relevant tariffs

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Commercial music in film, advertising & games

Find more information on our track clearing service

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