Music programmes licence

Who needs this licence

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

What this licence covers

The copying of members' music into music programmes for broadcast in the UK.

How we calculate the licence fee

The licence fee is 17 percent of gross revenue, subject to the per-programme minimum fee set out in the table below.

2017 licence fees

*everyday 18:00 to 22:59 and Saturday and Sunday slots (09:00 to 14:00 approx)
Time slot Television channel
Per programme min fee (per 30 min programme)
Peak time* Channel 4
£3,375
Off-peak time (all other times) Channel 4
£2,000
Anytime Other satellite/cable channel(s)
£2,000

Apply for a licence

Please complete the application form and email tvprogrammes@prsformusic.com or post to the following address:

Broadcast Licensing
PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square
London
N1C 4AG

Once we have recieved your application, we will assign you an account manager, who will be in contact to set up your licence. For further information please contact the licensing team on +44 (0)20 3741 4101.

N.B. You will need to submit cue sheets within 14 days of delivering your production to the broadcaster.