With effect from 1 July 2021, PRS for Music will be changing the way we calculate royalties for music used in hotel bedrooms. The change means that if you include devices such as DVD players, CD players, MP3 docking stations etc. within your hotel bedrooms you will only be charged for the device if you also supply the sound recordings and/or DVDs to play on the device. These can either be in the bedrooms or requested by your guests.
PRS for Music hope for most people this will be a welcome change and result in a reduction for this type of music use. This also brings Tariff HR in line with PPL’s equivalent tariff ‘Supply of Recorded Music to Hotel Bedrooms’ and now makes it easier for you to forecast and budget for TheMusicLicence.
PRS for Music have created some FAQs that may provide the answers you are looking for, but if you have further questions, please contact us on
0800 0720 808