To get permission to play and perform music in public, businesses and organisations across the UK may need to purchase TheMusicLicence from PPL PRS Ltd and provide information about their music use. After business costs, all of the licence fees collected flow back to PPL – which represents record companies and performers – and PRS for Music – which represents songwriters, composers and publishers.

To get permission to use recorded music on radio, TV and online radio, broadcasters may need to purchase a PPL licence and equally provide information about their music use.

With information from various sources, PPL match the recorded music played against its Repertoire database. This database stores details of millions of musical recordings and enables us to determine fairly and efficiently which of our members to pay and how much to pay them.

By purchasing TheMusicLicence from PPL PRS Ltd or a PPL licence for broadcast, you are supporting the future of music by helping to ensure its creators are paid for their work so that the people who perform and record it can continue making the music you love.