TheMusicLicence 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, they have now come together to form PPL PRS Ltd and launch TheMusicLicence. What does this mean?
One contact. One invoice. One licence.
TheMusicLicence collects licence fees from UK businesses and organisations on behalf of the parent companies, PPL and PRS for Music.
PPL then distributes these licence fees for the use of recorded music on behalf of record companies and performers, while PRS for Music distributes licence fees for the use of musical compositions and lyrics on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers.
Who are PPL and PRS for Music?
The two parent companies have been working in music rights management for decades.
PPL represents performers and record companies. PRS for Music is a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers. Both organisations ensure that the creators and performers of music are paid when their music is used in public.
The two parent companies will continue to carry out everything else they do separately, other than public performance licensing. This includes representing their members, collecting monies owed to them from international societies, independently consulting on and negotiating on their Tariff rates and licensing their broadcast, online and recorded media customers.