Using music online

We'll help you find the right licence for the size and type of online service you provide, including mobile phone services.

For medium to large online services making general entertainment content available in the UK, such as TV programmes that contain music but are not a pure music service.

See more on licensing with GEOL

For small online music services where revenue is less than £12,500 per year.

 See more on licensing with LOML

For medium online music services offering music where revenue is less than £200,000 per year.

See more on licensing with LOML+ 

Covers the act of playing music to the public when you have already cleared the mechanical rights separately.

See more on licensing with PROL 

For music streaming services that expect to exceed £200,000 in annual revenue.

See more on licensing for streaming

For music downloading services that expect to exceed £200,000 in annual revenue.

See more on licensing for downloads

If you are planning to launch a music service that will be available in the UK and any other European territory, and you expect your revenue to exceed £200,000, please contact us.

See more on multi-territory licensing

For podcasts where music and speech are offered in an audio-only download.

See more on podcast licensing

For companies who want to offer or sell ringbacks to the public.

See more on ringback licensing

For companies who want to offer or sell ringtones to the public.

See more on ringtone licensing

For online services of all sizes that offer or sell music tracks for karaoke. Artists and works that are excluded from karaoke licensing are included here.

See more on karaoke licensing

Other licences you might need

Licences from PPL

PRS for Music offers licences for the use of works on behalf of writers, composers and publishers. You must also seek a licence from the owner of the sound recording of the work, which is usually a record company.

Please contact Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) to establish who owns the sound recording you want to use.

Issuing a digital copy with a vinyl purchase

If you are offering a digital copy with the purchase of a vinyl, you'll need a Vinyl Copy Code licence.