Community radio licence

PRS for Music and PPL offer a joint licence for community radio stations, which is available from PPL.

Who needs this licence

Community radio stations that are broadcasting on AM or FM, including online simulcasts.

What this licence covers

This licence covers the right to:

  • broadcast music on AM/FM
  • simulcast the AM/FM broadcast online or on small-scale DAB (optional)
  • 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.

Apply for a licence

This joint licence can be purchased through the PPL website 

Contact PPL 

If you have any questions about this licence, call PPL on +44 (0)20 7534 1236 or email

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