TV programme sales licence

Who needs this licence

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

What this licence covers

The supply and sale of TV programmes to linear TV channels, video-on-demand (VOD) services and in-flight entertainment companies.

It covers the use of:

  • commercial works
  • MCPS Production Music

How we calculate the licence fee

The licence fees are a percentage of the gross sales revenue of the programmes that you sell. Please note the exceptions below:

  • sales to USA/Canada, where the base rate will be 17 percent rather than 8.5 percent; and 
  • commissioned by an artist’s record company and/or management company for distribution to UK analogue terrestrial channels will be charged at a flat rate of 17 percent of the gross sales price.
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