Vinyl Copy Code (VCC) licence 

The Vinyl Copy Code (VCC) licence is for record labels that offer an identical digital copy of a release via a download code with the purchase of a vinyl.

How much does it cost?

Licence fees starts at £130 +VAT and depend on the number of digital download albums redeemed per year. To calculate your fee, simply match your projections to a band in the rate table below.

Licence band

Annual fee (excluding VAT)

Album download (Maximum number of redemptions per annum)

A

£130

430

B

£259

857

C

£646

2,140

D

£972

3,220

E

£1,292

4,277

Please note, in addition to the Vinyl Copy Code Licence, you must already hold a PRS for Music licence to reproduce recorded music onto vinyl.

How can I apply for a Vinyl Copy Code Licence?

Complete the application form and submit it to us via email at vcc@prsformusic.com

Alternatively, you can post your completed form to:

Vinyl Copy Code Scheme
Online Licensing Team
PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square
London
N1C 4AG

All licences are allocated an account manager to advise and answer queries throughout the licensing process.

For any queries use the above email address.

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