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.
2019 licence fees
|Time slot||Television channel||
Per programme min fee (per 30 min programme)
|Peak time*||Channel 4||
|Off-peak time (all other times)||Channel 4||
|Anytime||Other satellite/cable channel(s)||
Apply for a licence
Please complete the application form and email firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the following address:
PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square
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.