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Streaming Music

Live Streaming/Webcasting

Those wishing to live-stream via platforms such as Facebook and YouTube should be covered by the existing licensing agreements in place with those platforms. There are currently no licensing arrangements in place with Twitter or Twitch, negotiations are currently taking place with both of these companies. Please ensure you follow the terms of use and copyright requirements of each respective platform.

Those wishing to host a live-stream via their own website can apply for a limited online music licence (LOML).

In addition if you operate in the following sectors, religious services, fitness classes, dance and education classes or other private tuition, we are able to offer additional synchronisation rights until June 2021 if you wish to livestream/webcast your service via:

  • Videos hosted on their own website
  • FaceTime
  • Google hangouts
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Skype
  • WhatsApp
  • Zoom

This is in light of the social distancing measures introduced by the government during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The additional rights will be added to your standard LOML licence for 50% of the original value of the LOML. Providing you with the flexibility to continue your service in these unprecedented times.

LOML Licence Band
A B C D E
LOML Licence Fee £73.00 £146.00 £290.00 £724.00 £1,090.00 £1,448.00
Licence Period 6 Months 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months
Sync Uplift Fee (until 30 June 2021) £36.50 £73.00 £145.00 £362.00 £545.00 £724.00
Total £109.50 £219.00 £435.00 £1,086.00 £1,635.00 £2,172.00
VAT (20%) £21.90 £43.80 £87.00 £217.20 £327.00 £434.40
Grand Total Inc. VAT £131.40 £262.80 £522.00 £1303.20 £1962.00 £2,606.40

LOML Licence band
A B C D E
Webcasting
max. number of streams per annum
90,000 180,000 360,000 900,000 1,350,000 1,800,000
Interactive Webcasting
max. number of streams per annum
57,500 115,000 230,000 575,000 865,000 1,150,000

Music Streaming Licence (MSL)

We no longer offer a specific online streaming licence for UK services whose annual revenue is more than £200,000, except on a limited, case-by-case basis. 

Any services with annual revenues of less than £200,000 can still be licensed through the LOML and LOML+ licensing schemes. 

Contact our online licensing team

If you'd like to discuss live streaming or the possibility of a Music Streaming Licence, please email us at applications@prsformusic.com or call our licensing team on +44 (0)20 3741 3888, 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Multi-territory licensing 

If your service is operating in the UK and additional territories, you'll need a multi-territory licence. To find out more, please see our page about online multi-territory licensing.

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