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alcooper



Joined: 01 Jul 2015
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Location: Devon, England

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: music licence Reply with quote

I was contacted by phone by a company called PPL PRS who tell me I need a music licence. I have a complex of 10 cottages, one of which I live in, we don't play music outside or in communal areas. They tell me that because I provide radios in the cottages, I need a music licence - does anyone have any experience of this? I don't actually provide radios, just TVs which have radio stations as well as TV stations - which all TVs have.
I've googled them and they are a legitimate company but very unhelpful.
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AndrewH



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Location: Kefalonia, Greece

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Music Licence Reply with quote

It seems that PPL PRS ( = Performing Rights Society) is a private limited company registered in England and Wales. They grant "licences" in return for money. I presume the money is shared amongst musicians, singers etc. who have joined in with them, and this company takes a cut.

It all sounds very official and governmental, but it's not. On their website they give answers to FAQ's. But the answer to the question which I wanted to ask - "What will happen if I don't and won't pay their licence fee?" - was noticeably absent.
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alcooper



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:46 pm    Post subject: music licence Reply with quote

Many thanks Andrew - that's very helpful.
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CSE



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might help.
https://www.gov.uk/licence-to-play-live-or-recorded-music
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