Commercial radio licence
Who needs this licence
Commercial radio stations that are broadcasting on AM, FM, DAB, cable or satellite, including online simulcasts.
What this licence covers
This licence covers the right to:
- broadcast and simulcast our members' music from the UK
- provide on demand content for up to 30 days after its original broadcast
- copy commercial works into programmes
- copy production music into programmes and trailers
- copy music for broadcast onto databases and servers
This is a summary of the rights covered by this licence. See the Terms and Conditions for more details, including relevant exceptions and limitations.
How we calculate the licence fee
The licence fees are calculated as a percentage of the station’s annual Net Broadcasting Revenue (NBR), plus an annual royalty fee.
Annual royalty fees*
|Up to £112,678||
|Between £112,678 and £281,694||
|Between £281,694 and £729,724||
|Between £729,724 and £1,459,450||
|Between £1,459,450 and £3,380,330||
|Greater than £3,380,330||
Annual royalty rate*
|Up to £31,453||£942|
|Between £31,453 and £729,724||3%|
Between £729,724 and £1,459,451
|Greater than £1,459,451
Annual minimum fee
If your station’s NBR for the year ending 30 September 2018 is less than £31,453, the fee will be £1,004.
Apply for a licence
Please complete the application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to:
Broadcast and Online
PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square