Start now on the PRS for Music website
You’ll probably need a licence from PRS for Music if you stage live music events in public (eg a concert or festival).
PRS for Music administers the rights of composers, lyricists and music publishers in relation to songs, instrumentals, etc.
You can apply for a licence on the PRS for Music website.
A licence fee is payable, but this varies depending on the type of type of live music that will be played at the venue.
You can find more information about the type of licence you need, as well as application forms and fees, on the PRS for Music website.
You can also contact:
There is a separate licence to play music in theatres.
Fines and penalties
You may be infringing copyright and could be sued for damages if you stage live music events in public without obtaining a licence.