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Do you need the music licence in your workplace?

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If you are playing music for employees or customers in your business through radio, TV, and digital devices, or have live performances, you will need the music licence. 

What is the music licence?

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

What has changed about music licensing in the workplace?

Previously, businesses and organisations had to obtain separate licences from PPL and PRS for Music, however, the two organisations have now come together to form PPLPRS Limited and have launched the music licence.

PPLPRS Limited collect licence fees from UK businesses and organisations on behalf of their parent companies, PPL and PRS for Music. 

PPL then distribute these licence fees for the use of recorded music on behalf of record companies and performers and PRS for Music distributes licence fees for the use of musical compositions and lyrics on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers. 

The idea is that those people who create the music are fairly rewarded for their talent and work. 

How much does the licence cost?

The music licence fee can depend on a few factors including the type of venue and how you use the music. 

For more information, please contact our Licensing lawyers on 01332 340 211. Alternatively, you can find more information on the PPLPRS website.

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