What has happened?
On 1 January 2011, the law was changed and community buildings playing recorded music in public are now, in almost all cases, required to hold a PPL licence as well as a PRS for Music licence.
PRS for Music and PPL are working together to offer a simple solution.
- From 2012, we introduced a new joint music licence for community buildings incorporating charges from both PRS for Music and PPL
- PPL is operating a one year “grace period” and will not charge community buildings for their recorded music use during 2011
- PRS for Music is acting as an agent for PPL so you will continue to deal with a single point of contact for your music licensing needs
- The new joint licence took effect from 1 January 2012, but charges won’t be applied until your 2012 annual review – therefore your joint licence invoice may include a back payment to cover this
What will happen at my 2012 annual review?
We will send you an updated review pack, containing the following information:
Once you complete your review form and send it back to us, your existing licence will be converted to the new joint licence for community buildings.
We’ve included some FAQs to the right of this page, which we hope you will find helpful. If you have any queries that are not covered in the FAQs, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0845 140 0090.
View the PRS for Music tariff
View the PPL tariff