The ProDub licence
The licence provides permission from the copyright holders of both the musical works (via MCPS) and sound recordings (via PPL) to individuals who wish to dub (copy) music that they privately own onto formats for the specific purpose of using these copies in their professional working capacity.
- Copyright in the musical work (MCPS)
- Copyright in the sound recording (PPL)
- Permission to copy your legally-purchased music onto any other format
- A tiered, flexible online payment system with costs dependent on how many tracks are copied within a one year time frame
- ProDub - Year one/level one tier starts at £212.77 (+VAT) to copy up to 5,000 tracks*
- You only pay once for the tracks you copy
ProDub: Fitness - Year one/level one tier starts at £85.11 (+VAT) to copy up to 1,000 tracks.
The Copyright, Designs & Patents Acts of 1988 requires you to have a licence if you are copying music in this way.
How much do you pay?
|Songs copied per annum||Price||
Including graphic right uplift
|1 - 1,000||£85.11||
|1,000 - 5,000||£212.77||
|5,001 - 10,000||£255.32||
|10,001 - 15,000||£297.87||
|15,001 - 20,000||£340.42||
What are the rights and formats covered under the agreement?
Commercial music and all formats.
Once admitted onto the scheme, do you have to apply for individual product clearances?
How does the reporting and payment process work?
There is no music reporting required and payments can be made instantly by debit or credit card, or alternatively by cheque.
Can you give copies away for promotional purposes?
What does the scheme exclude?
The use of unauthorised arrangements, adaptations, parodies, burlesques and dramatico-musical works; derogatory uses
What are the main restrictions of the scheme?
The copying of music for retail or promotional purposes. The ProDub licence does not include the right to upload songs onto any website, ftp server or shared network.