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Fitness music services

Who needs this licence?

Licensees looking to supply music to Fitness Professionals solely for the purpose of using music in their fitness classes.

What does this licence cover?

The MCPS mechanical reproduction right and the PRS for Music communication to the public right as follows:

  1. The creation of a digital database to source audio-only, music video tracks or karaoke tracks
  2. The transmission of the music via electronic delivery to end customers in the UK only
  3. The transmission of music via satellite, if uploaded in the UK, to end customers in the EEA (European Economic Area)
  4. The creation of copies onto physical devices (CD, DVD or Hard Drive) to distribute to the end customer within the EEA (European Economic Area) for local storage
  5. The transmission of music by streaming via electronic delivery or satellite to end customers in the UK only

What delivery formats does it cover?

Physical delivery: All physical formats (such as, tape, compact disc, DVD, CD-ROM, portable hard drive, laser disc) used for physical distribution of content to users.

Electronic delivery: any distribution of data in an electronic form, wire, wireless, public and private communication networks, internet and satellite.

Please refer to the FAQ guide for information pertaining to the licensable rights with regards to satellite and online distribution.

What does this licence not cover?

  1. Sound Recording rights: with exception of Production Music, the MCPS licence does not cover the separate copyright in any sound recordings. Please contact the Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) to obtain a licence: info@ppluk.com / 020 7534 1000
  2. Public Performance licence: the FMS licence does not include the right to play music in any venue. PPL and PRS for Music have combined the two societies public performance licensing activities to play or perform music in public venues - please visit the PPL PRS Ltd website to obtain TheMusicLicence
  3. Video Performance licence: when providing music videos or audiovisual content in your service please contact VPL on 020 7534 1400 for further information

Who represents these rights?

Reproduction

Performance

Sound recordings

PPL/VPL

PPL

Mechanical works

MCPS

PRS for Music

FMS Licence Costs

Advance payment is required which will be offset against the quarterly reporting received.

Physical

Online

Percentage of revenue

15%

16%

Track Minima

6p

7p

How to apply for the FMS licence

FMS licence application form

If you have any questions, please contact our Specialist Licensing Consultant at sgschemes@mcps.co.uk to discuss your service

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