We pay royalties for music that's played by DJs at licensed venues and festivals. We're able to pay these royalties correctly when we receive accurate set lists from licensees or the DJs themselves.
Submitting a DJ set list
If you’re a DJ playing your own music in pubs, bars, clubs, concert venues or at festivals, you could earn a royalty by submitting your set lists through our online reporting system.
Other ways of tracking music use
Where we haven't received a set list, our music researchers gather music usage information. We calculate the royalty rate by combining this with similar broadcast data or according to number of plays.
We're currently working with PPL to evaluate how Music Recognition Technology (MRT) could be used to identify music played by DJs.