Welsh Independent Production Companies (IPC) licence

Who needs this licence?

Independent Production Companies (IPCs) that make TV programmes for S4C.

What this licence covers?

The copying of members' music into TV programmes for broadcast on S4C.

The copying of sound recordings controlled by PPL into TV programmes for S4C.

The Welsh IPC licence excludes certain works which can be found on the list below. These works need to be cleared directly with the publishers.

2019 licence fee for commercial works

Fees are applicable until 31 December 2019

Channel

Initial TX covered

Primary TX

Additional 1 TX

Additional 5 TX

Prog. related material

S4C Digital

5 tx +/- 35 day VOD

£55

£18

£55

£17

Red Button

n/a

£18

n/a

n/a

£11

2019 licence fee for PPL sound recordings

Fees are applicable until 31 December 2019

Channel

Initial TX covered

Primary TX

Additional 1 TX

Additional 5 TX

Prog. related material

S4C Digital

5 tx +/- 35 day VOD

£55

£18

£55

£17

Red Button

n/a

£18

n/a

n/a

£11

2019 licence fees for MCPS Production Music

Fees are applicable until 31 December 2019

License category

S4C (all media)

Worldwide (all media)

Worldwide excl. UK (all media)

UK (all media)

Single cue

£23

£76

£38

£38

Single track

£50

£164

£83

£83

Single production

£181

£601

£301

£301

Single series (up to any 8 productions)

£595

£2,000

£1,000

£1,000

Annual deal - single IPC

By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033

From £5,000

From £2,500

From £2,500

Annual deal - group IPC

By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033
By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033
By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033
By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033

 MCPS Production Music Notes

  • Aggregation is permitted on all per 30 second rates. Aggregation allows various music cues to be added together to produce a cumulative total. 
  • If you are making a TV programme promo please call +44 (0)20 3741 3888 for a quote. 
  • Productions are covered in perpetuity.
  • Radio, public location and theatrical uses are excluded from IPC rates. 

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