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Hospital radio licence 

Who this licence is for?

This licence is for Hospital Radio stations broadcasting on closed circuit, induction loop, patient-line, LPAM, LPFM under a Long Term RSL from Ofcom.

How to apply

Download the application pack.

Licence fees

1 January to 31 December 2016
Licence fees are 3% of Net Broadcasting Revenue (NBR) subject to a non-returnable on account annual minimum royalty as outlined in the following table.

Station funding mechanism NBR level before 3% rate applies Annual minimum fee (excluding VAT)
Without advertising or sponsorship £13,610.16 £408.30
With advertising or sponsorship £27,897.26 £836.92

The above rates apply to all stations regardless of charity status. All rates quoted are exclusive of VAT. PRS for Music requires all licensees pay by direct debit, either quarterly or annually in advance.

Key rights included

The licence issued by PRS for Music includes the rights to:

  • Broadcast and simulcast PRS for Music repertoire on radio services transmitted from the UK.
  • Copy MCPS commercial music repertoire into programme material and trailers.
  • Copy MCPS production music repertoire into programme and non-programme content such as trailers.
  • Copy MCPS repertoire onto databases and servers for the purposes of providing the broadcast service.


This licence does not cover the use of music in adverts, commercials, promos, sponsorship messages or any programmes not produced by the station. Please refer to the full Terms and Conditions contained in the application pack.

Agreement with the Hospital Broadcasting Association

Please refer to the Hospital Radio Application pack for more information if you are a member of the HBA.

Contact us

If you have any queries please email radiolicensing@prsformusic.com or call +44 (0) 20 3741 4180.


Contact radio licensing

Radio Licensing
Broadcast & Online Licensing
PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG

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