Music Download Licence (MDL)

Who needs this licence?

Large digital services in the UK that offer music content for permanent download. We categorise services as large if their annual gross revenue is more than £200,000.

Any services with annual revenues of less than £200,000 can be licensed through the LOML and LOML+ licensing schemes. 

What this licence covers

MDL is a blanket licence that covers the communication to the public and associated mechanical rights of our members' repertoire.

How we calculate the licence fee

The fee is calcuated as the greater of:

  • eight percent of gross revenue OR
  • minimum fee per download (please see table below)

Number of tracks

Minimum fee per download

1

5p

2-4

4.5p

5-8

4p

9-12

3.5p

13-16

3p

17-29

2.5p

30 or more

2p

Multi-territory licensing

If your service is operating in the UK and additional territories, you'll need a multi-territory licence. To find out more, please see our page about online multi-territory licensing.

Apply for a licence

Once you’ve read the terms for this licence, simply download and complete the application form. You can return this us at the following address.

Online licensing
Broadcast and Online
PRS for Music 
2 Pancras Square
London
N1C 4AG

Please read these terms before completing your application.

Download Terms and Conditions

Contact our online licensing team

If you need advice or have any questions about your application, just call our licensing team on +44 (0)20 3741 4500. 

You can also email us at onlinelicensing@prsformusic.com