What is the TheMusicLicence and do I need one?

TheMusicLicence from PPL PRS allows you to legally play music for employees or customers in your business through the radio, TV, other digital devices and live performances.

Previously, businesses and organisations had to obtain separate music licences from PPL and PRS for Music. However, we have now come together to form
PPL PRS Ltd and launch TheMusicLicence.

One contact. One invoice. One licence.


Legal Music Licence

Why do I need a licence?

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.

PPL PRS Live music licence

Turn it up!

No matter what your business, music can help to bring it to life. Whether this is boosting staff morale, defining your brand or helping to improve your customers' experience. Music has the power to enhance your organisation and create a more collaborative and welcoming environment, all from as little as £0.74 per day*.

*Cost example spread across 365 days based on a hair and beauty premises with up to 10 chairs or treatment tables, combined yearly music licence could cost around £269 (excluding VAT).

Is TheMusicLicence a tax

Where does my money go?

Not only can TheMusicLicence benefit your business, it also helps to protect the future of music. After our business costs, fees from TheMusicLicence are distributed to all those involved in making music via our parent companies PPL and PRS for Music. This means that those people who write, perform, compose, record or publish music are fairly rewarded for their talent and creativity.

How do I get a licence?

All we need are some details from you and we can get in touch to arrange your licence. Complete our new licence request form and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

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