Fitness and dance FAQs

What are you announcing today?

We are announcing a consultation process on the PRS for Music Fitness and Dance Tariff.

What is the purpose of this consultation?

PRS for Music is running a consultation on the terms of a new Fitness and Dance tariff, reflecting our effort to simplify how we license this sector. We have recently embarked on an extensive programme to review and simplify over 40 public performance tariffs. The aim of this project is to create tariffs that are easy to understand and operate as well as licences that are simple to purchase and manage.

How have you approached this consultation?

New and/or significant amendments to tariffs are undertaken in line with our published Code of Conduct, which requires us to operate fair, reasonable and proportionate consultations. On this specific consultation we have thus far worked with ukactive, Sport and Recreation Alliance and Council for Dance Education and Training in developing proposals that promote simplicity and transparency for both our customers and members.

What does the PRS for Music Fitness and Dance Tariff cover?

The tariff covers the charges we make for the performance of copyright music for the use of background music, fitness & dance classes & lessons, controlled by PRS for Music, at any Gym, Health Club, Leisure Centre, and Dance Schools. You can see what is covered in the proposed tariff on the fitness and dance consultation page.

How do people take part?

For relevant licensee stakeholders, they should go to the fitness and dance consultation page to download the relevant details and questionnaire. All relevant parties are also being contacted directly via email.

Where can I find the current tariffs applicable to the Fitness and Dance Sector?

You can download the applicable tariffs from our Fitness and Dance consultation page.

What happens to the licence fees collected under Fitness and Dance tariff?

There are a number of methods to track the music being played in different environments including surveys on businesses and by tracking radio play that allows us to distribute to our members the licence fees collected as accurately and efficiently as possible. Nearly 90 percent of all the money collected goes straight back to our members: the songwriters, composers and publishers - we just deduct our running costs. 

When does PRS for Music distribute the royalties to its members under Fitness and Dance?

PRS for Music distributions are normally made four times a year, in April, July, October and December. We aim to include payments in the second quarterly distribution after the event has taken place. For example, music performed in May would be included in the October distribution.

View the Distribution policy

Where can I find the PRS for Music Code of Conduct?

Our Code of Conduct is published on the PRS for Music website.

What will happen next? What is the timescale and when will you be publishing your findings?

The Fitness and Dance consultation runs for 4 weeks. The deadline for responses is 5th October 2015. We will review all responses thoroughly and the details of which we will communicate by publishing the findings on our website.

How can I put my opinion forward?

We value your feedback and encourage you to submit your responses via our online response form questionnaire. Alternatively, you can download the questionnaire response form and email it to us at by 5th October 2015.

I still have a question about the Popular Music Concerts Tariff (Tariff LP) consultation.

If you require further assistance in responding to the Fitness and Dance Tariff please email or phone +44 0203 741 3886

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