TV programme sales licence
Who needs this licence
UK distributors, production companies, producers and broadcasters that are selling UK-originating programmes that contain members’ music.
What this licence covers
The supply and sale of TV programmes to linear TV channels, video-on-demand (VOD) services and in-flight entertainment companies.
It covers the use of:
- commercial works
- MCPS Production Music
How we calculate the licence fee
The licence fees are a percentage of the gross sales revenue of the programmes that you sell. Please note the exceptions below:
- sales to USA/Canada, where the base rate will be 17 percent rather than 8.5 percent; and
- commissioned by an artist’s record company and/or management company for distribution to UK analogue terrestrial channels will be charged at a flat rate of 17 percent of the gross sales price.
Apply for a licence
Once we have received your application, we will assign you an account manager, who will be in contact to set up your licence. For further information please contact the General Entertainment Productions Team on +44 (0)20 3741 4101.
N.B. You will need to submit cuesheets within 14 days of delivering your production to the broadcaster.