Mobile businesses and limited uses
Here at PRS for Music we provide music licences for mobile businesses including personal trainers, mobile beauty/complementary therapists, children’s entertainers, market stalls and mobile aerobic/dance instructors.
Music for mobile businesses such as market stalls and dance instructors can help create the right ambience for customers while boosting employee morale and productivity.
We can help your mobile business become licensed to play music and reap the benefits music can bring.
Do you need a licence?
If you, or anyone else, plays music for customers, visitors or staff, you need legal permission from the relevant copyright owners.
To get permission, simply take out a PRS for Music licence and, in most cases, one from PPL too.
We are the UK's leading collecting society and part of a global network of societies. In most cases a licence from us gives those who want to use music the right to legally use millions of copyrighted songs and music compositions registered around the world.
Please note, you don't need a licence from us if you play music which is out of copyright or purchased from a royalty-free music library. Please contact us if you're unsure.
We collect and distribute licence fees for the use of music on behalf of our songwriter, composer and music publisher members.
Another UK society, PPL, collects and distributes licence fees for the use of recorded music on behalf of its performer and record company members.
In most cases, you will require a music licence from both of us when you play recorded music in public. Find out more about us here.
How is your licence fee calculated?
We have a dedicated tariff covering mobile businesses including personal trainers, children’s entertainers, market stalls and dance instructors.
Licence tariffs depend on:
- the type of mobile business
- if music is played on hold
DJs or karaoke jockeys may need a separate ProDub licence to play music at your venue. Please note, where they don’t have one, it may render your licence invalid.
Are there any exemptions?
There are limited circumstances where, at our discretion, we choose not to charge for our licence. They include: