What we do

PPL PRS Ltd is a joint venture between the UK’s two music licensing organisations – PPL and PRS for Music.

Previously, businesses had to obtain a separate music licence from both PPL and PRS for Music. However, they have come together to form PPL PRS and launched TheMusicLicence to provide a streamlined music licensing service, with a single point of contact, to make it easier to legally play and perform music in public.

Who is PPL PRS?

If you play or perform music in your business, you will usually need TheMusicLicence and that’s where we come in. TheMusicLicence from PPL PRS allows you to legally play music in your business or organisation and covers virtually all commercially released music. This includes millions of the most popular and well-loved songs and recordings, not just from the UK but also from around the world.  

What is TheMusicLicence?

Under The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, permission is needed from the relevant copyright holders – those people who create music – in order to play or perform music in public.

TheMusicLicence gives you this permission, in relation to the vast majority of commercially available music. This ranges from grassroots and independent artists and composers through to the biggest names in the business. 

Where does my money go?

Other than our business costs, all of your licence fee actually goes back to the talented, passionate people who write, perform, compose, record or publish the music. So by purchasing TheMusicLicence for your business, you are supporting the future of music by helping to ensure its creators are fairly rewarded for their work.



We are a passionate team who truly believe in protecting the value of music. So, if you’re a determined individual who is dedicated to providing quality customer service, solving problems and seeing projects through to completion then find out more about working for PPL PRS.

PPL PRS in the Press

See the latest news featuring PPL PRS


Leicester Tigers and music licensing body PPL PRS have joined forces as the club welcomes them as an Associate Partner for the 2021/22 campaign.

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Leicester-based music licensing business celebrates three years in the city

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Alexandra Burns

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PPL PRS back UK Music strategy to revive live music in 2021

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How do I get TheMusicLicence?

Call us on 0800 086 8820

(8am-6pm, Monday-Friday)

Alternatively you can complete the online form and an adviser will be in touch.