Long-Term Restricted Service Licence (RSL)

Who needs this licence

Radio stations with a Long-Term Restricted Service Licence (RSL) from Ofcom that broadcast to a single site. Examples of single sites include army bases, hospitals, prisons and student campuses.

What this licence covers

This licence covers the right to:

  • broadcast and simulcast from the UK
  • copy commercial works into programmes
  • copy production music into programmes and trailers
  • copy our members' 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 fee is a fixed annual fee, which in 2024 is £914 plus VAT, or £599 plus VAT for hospital radio stations.

Apply for a licence

Please complete the application form and email to or post to:

Radio licensing
Broadcast & Online
PRS for Music
1st Floor, Goldings House
2 Hays Lane

Contact us

If you need advice or have any questions about your application, please email

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