- Music licence for radio
I don’t think that you need a PPL and a PRS licence. One of either will do. I think, IANAL, etc…
Separate companies that represent different rights holders, so in theory you would need both.
Imo the fact you need a licence to listen to music or tv etc in anything defined as a public place when public place itself isn’t defined is ridiculous, especially when it’s on the radio and the rights have already been paid for by the broadcaster.Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
Have a look at Section 72 of the CD&PA:
I took advantage of section (1B)(b)(iii) and put a price sticker on my radio 😀Posted 4 years agoruss295Member
You could deny that you had a radio but they are cunning will try and phone to catch you out.Posted 4 years ago
My wife has a hair salon and have had to pay these for years.
Firstly it was PPS then PRS send a bill wanting back dated payment and costs etc.
Told them I needed proof of specific copyrights that had been infringed before I would pay any back dated payments.
Paid them for that year at the same time and they passed it on to collections but they got chased as well.johndohMember
You need two licences but if it can’t be heard anywhere the public can go I’d say you don’t have a radio.
This – and remember they have no right to enter your office to check. And if they do call and then tell you they can hear a radio, tell them you are in the office alone so brought one in/listening to it off your computer or something.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Imo the fact you need a licence to listen to music or tv etc in anything defined as a public place when public place itself isn’t defined is ridiculous, especially when it’s on the radio and the rights have already been paid for by the broadcaster.
This! If you’re playing CD’s, or MP3’s, and members of the public can hear it, then it’s broadcasting, so fair enough, but a radio? All those broadcasting rights have been paid, so this is effectively double-taxing the ‘consumer’, and if there are no members of the public allowed access, then it’s bordering on immoral.Posted 4 years ago
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