PPL and PRS for Music are two separate collective management organisations (CMOs). PPL collects and distributes money on behalf of performers and record companies for the use of their recorded music. PRS for Music collects and distributes money on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers, for the use of their musical compositions and lyrics.

Public performance licensing

PPL and PRS for Music have now joined forces to streamline part of what we do, coming together to launch PPL PRS Ltd

This new joint venture means that businesses and organisations playing or performing music in public can now obtain a single licence, TheMusicLicence.

Please note that PPL and PRS for Music will continue to set their respective public performance tariffs separately.

For more information on PPL PRS Ltd, please visit www.pplprs.co.uk

Other joint licensing

PPL and PRS for Music also currently offer the following joint licensing arrangements:

  • Pro Dub (copying music from CDs to laptops to provide professional services, such as DJing and delivering aerobics classes)
  • Limited Manufacture Licence (making low volumes of recordings including music, e.g. recordings of amateur dramatic productions)
  • Background Music on Websites for small businesses
  • Community Radio (the broadcast of recorded music on Ofcom-licensed AM or FM stations)