The Retail Tariff consultation is now closed and the summary of responses is available below. (Updated Tuesday 18 July 2017)

Tariff Simplification: Creating simple and efficient licensing

PRS for Music undertook a consultation on the charging structure used to license the use of copyright music within the Retail sector.

The scope of the proposed Tariff will cover will cover the use of background music within retail premises, including: shops and stores; staff canteens and rest-rooms; shopping malls and centres; in-store events such as fashion shows, live music performances and DJ performances; food courts and cafes owned by the retailer or mall proprietor.

The aim is to create a revised tariff that is easy to understand, simple and efficient for customers to use, whilst fairly reflecting the value of music.

Summary of Consultation Responses

The consultation resulted in a total of 95 responses, with the National Federation of Retail Newsagents, Federation of Small Business, British Retail Consortium, Booksellers Association, Association of Convenience Stores, Entertainment Retailers Association, as well as current customers and invited comments from all other interested parties as part of the consultation process. PRS for Music have reviewed and summarised the responses which can be viewed in the document below.

Document downloads

For more information please download the consultation document and associated documents available below.

Contact us

If you are visually impaired or require assistance in responding to the retail consultation, please contact us.

Tel: +44 (0) 203 741 3886

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