Limited Online Music Licence (LOML)

Who needs this licence?

Small digital services in the UK that offer on demand streaming, permanent downloads, podcasts, webcasting and general entertainment content to a UK audience. We categorise services as small if their annual gross revenue is less than £12,500.

This licence does not cover content on third party websites and social media platforms such as YouTube or Facebook.

What this licence covers

The Limited Online Music Licence is an annual licence that covers the communication to the public and associated mechanical rights (excluding synchronisation) of our members' repertoire through digital services.

What this licence does not cover

The Limited Online Music Licence does not grant synchronisation rights. For more information on how to license the synchronisation rights which you may require alongside the Limited Online Music Licence, please visit the Commercial Music Sync Licence page.

If you have licensed the synchronisation rights via MCPS Production Music you will require a Performing Right Online Licence. 

Certain repertoire works are not licensed for online karaoke services.

Other exclusions:

  • Sound recording rights
  • Services operating outside the UK
  • Use of music in adverts, sponsorship or corporate videos
  • Adaptations of works 

How we calculate the licence fee

The Limited Online Music Licence is an annual blanket licence. If you’re only using music for a set number of months, you can choose to be charged pro-rata for these months, subject to a minimum fee of £69 + VAT. Use the guide below to see which is the right licence band for you. You'll need to pay a licence fee for each type of activity.

Purchase a licence

Once you calculate which licence band/s applies to your music use, you can purchase the Limited Online Music Licence online. 

If you already have a licence, you can also log in to renew your Limited Online Music Licence

Please read these terms before completing your application.

Download Terms and conditions.

Contact our online licensing team

If you have any questions about your application, call our licensing team on +44 (0)20 3741 3888, 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

You can also email us at