Licenses for playing music

Performing Rights Society (PRS) and Public Performance Licensing (PPL)

If live and/or recorded music is proposed for public, rather than domestic, listening then authorisation from the Performing Rights Society (PRS) and/or Public Performance Licensing (PPL) may need to be obtained.

The PRS collects and distributes money for the use of the musical composition and lyrics on behalf of authors, songwriters, composers and publishers. 

The PPL collects and distributes money for the use of recorded music on behalf on record companies and performers.