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How it works
You can browse and preview
our music without logging-in, but you will need to register with us
before you can download.
If you are creating a production for the BBC, ITV, or
(downloadable cue sheets will be generated automatically via your
For Channel 4
and any international broadcasters, film
makers and production companies creating films, series, documentaries, including cable, streaming and Netfilx:
If you are not sure what category you should register as, register here:
Explanations of what category to choose when
registering with us
Registration category 1 - UK/Eire
broadcasters and associated IPC's:
Who needs this license: UK and Eire based Broadcasters,
Independent Production Companies (IPCs) that
make TV programs for UK/Eire broadcasters, including BBC,
ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5
or programs for online
platforms such as Netflix, Paramount Network and Amazon Prime.
What this license covers:
The copying of our
music into TV programs, films and other media for public
terrestrial and digital broadcast plus dissemination via online
If you have not already obtained an IPC license, you can find out
how it works and apply from here: MCPS-PRS
If you register under this category, you do NOT need
to use the PRS License Manager.
you you will need to report the usage via a cue sheet within
14 days of delivering the finalized program for broadcast.
To make things easier you can download a pre-formatted
xls cue sheet via the link on your playlist page.
All the tracks and info listed in your final playlist will be
auto-filled into the xls sheet.
*Don't forget to delete any unused tracks from the playlist,
before you download the XLS file.
Registration category 2:
For Non-UK or Eire based
productions or broadcasters.
- You will need to purchase your license via the License
- Or via a MCPS-PRS affiliated royalty collection society,
- Or contact
us to negotiate a Direct License.
can see a list of over 100 affiliated royalty collection
societies worldwide, from here:
*Once you have
registered, logged-in and created a playlist, you will see a
link to the MCPS-PRS
License Manager at the bottom of your playlist.
This will take you to the PRS licensing payment processor,
to pay for the track(s) and our music will be licensed in
perpetuity for your project.
Registration category 3 - Not Sure:
If you are
not sure what category you should choose, just go ahead and
register as a cat 3 user and we will help you all along the way!
Types of licenses:
For web pages hosted in the UK, there are various types
of licenses for internet broadcast available from the PRS
(Performing Rights Society), depending on how you are going to use
the music on your site.
We reccomend that you have a look at their guidance notes from
MCPS-PRS guidance notes
If in doubt, or have any questions, then you should contact them
Film productions, Web pages etc. based in the USA:
You can see how it works from here:
Or from the BMI here: https://www.bmi.com/licensing
If in doubt, or have any questions, then you should contact
Use the license manager and you should also report the usage to
the music royalty collection society of your country.
List of PROs (royalty collection societies) worldwide
still have any further queries, please contact
us or the MCPS-PRS
Some useful links:
production music and how does it work:
For UK based
broadcasters and IPCs (Independent Production Companies):
apply for a license:
music rate card PDF: