Who this licence is for
Long Term Restricted Services, Student Radio, Prison Radio, Army Base radio (excluding internet only stations and stations issued with community or DAB / Satellite licences).
How to apply
Fill in our Long term radio application pack.
The charge for the licence is 3% of Net Broadcasting Revenue (NBR) subject to an annual minimum royalty as outlined in the following table.
|Station funding mechanism
||NBR Level before 3% Rate Applies
||Annual Minimum fee (including VAT 20%)|
|Without advertising or sponsorship
|With advertising or sponsorship
The above rates apply to all stations regardless of charity status. All rates quoted are exclusive of VAT.
What does your licence allow you to do?
The licence issued by PRS allows OFCOM licensed stations to broadcast PRS controlled repertoire.
The licence issued by MCPS allows OFCOM licensed stations the right to record MCPS administered repertoire into:
- Non-programme material
- Programmes produced by the radio station for broadcast on its own station
- Server or other hard-disk storage for subsequent direct-to-air broadcast
- And the broadcast of production music sound recordings.
However, a number of restrictions apply, including music used in advertising or station idents. Please consult the full terms and conditions for more information on restrictions and exclusions.
How to make payment
PRS for Music requires all licensees pay by direct debit.
If your PRS royalty is based on a percentage of revenue then the direct debit collection will take place each month. If your royalty is based on the annual minimum royalty then the direct debit collection will take place each quarter. This also applies to the MCPS fee.
An NBR report must be submitted at the end of the licence year and must detail the relevant revenue earned in the period. If the actual royalty is greater than that estimated you will be required to pay the balance due to PRS and if the actual royalty is less than that estimated PRS will refund the balance.
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