Licensing music for TV broadcast

TV broadcasters

For TV channels that broadcast music controlled by us within the UK and that are rated by BARB. This licence also covers TV channels that broadcast in the UK for reception outside the UK.

More details on the TV Broadcast Licence and how to apply

If your TV channel broadcasts music controlled by us within the UK and is not BARB rated, a General Entertainment TV licence (GETV) is the correct licence.

More details on the GETV Licence and how to apply

For TV channels that broadcast music controlled by us and that have been granted a Local Digital Television Programme Service (L-DTPS) by Ofcom.

More details on the Local TV Licence and how to apply

For TV channels that feature music videos or music programming in the majority of their broadcast schedule.

More details on the Music TV Licence and how to apply

Independent production companies

For Independent Production Companies that make TV programmes for UK broadcasters, including Channel 4 and Channel 5.

More details on the IPC Licence and how to apply

For Independent Production Companies (IPCs) that make music programmes for UK broadcasters, including Channel 4 and Channel 5.

More details on the Music Programmes Licence and how to apply

For UK distributors, production companies, producers and broadcasters that are selling UK-originating programmes that contain members’ music.

More details on the TV Programme Sales Licence and how to apply