Performing Right Online Licence (PROL)

Who needs this licence?

If you have pre-cleared the mechanical rights separately for your digital service, you’ll need to licence the performing rights with PROL.

What this licence covers

PROL covers the communication to the public of our members' repertoire through digital services.

How we calculate the licence fee

PROL is charged in units of £64 plus VAT, which grant you a set amount of streams or downloads for your service during a 12 month term. The greater the usage, or the more services you offer, the more units you’ll need. 

Music Services

Audio only or audio-visual services where music is the primary focus of the content.


Streams or downloads allowed per £64

Streamed on demand

up to 45,000 streams

Background music for website

up to 120,000 streams

Permanent download

up to 5,000 downloads

Ringtone download

up to 1,000 downloads

General Entertainment

For audio-visual services, where music is not the primary focus of the content, music hours are calculated by multiplying the amount of time that users spend watching content by the percentage of music that’s in the content.

For example, if a video containing three minutes of music is streamed 20,000 times, then 60,000 minutes or 1,000 music hours have been used. This is within the number of streams allowed for a single on demand licence unit.


Streams or downloads allowed per £64

Streamed on demand 

up to 3,200 music hours

Permanent download

up to 350 music hours

Please read these terms before completing your application.

Download Terms and Conditions

Contact our online licensing team

If you need advice or have any questions about your application, you can email us at