Within the UK, there are two main licensing bodies.
You must have a license from both to play commercial music on an Internet Radio station.
- PRS For Music – collects money on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers
- PPL – collects money on behalf of record companies and performers
A table of the current licenses on offer is shown below. Note: you will need to submit listener hour stats to the licensing bodies as part of your license conditions. Without these, you will not be licensed. UltraStream provides full per-second listener hour stats with ALL our packages.
|License Provider||Yearly Maximum Station Revenue||License Name||License Cost|
|PRS||£12,500||Limited Online Music LIcense||£126 ( + VAT )|
|£200,000||Limited Online Music License +||From £2,129 ( + VAT )|
|PPL||£5,000||Small Radio Service||£200.21 ( + VAT )|
|--||Standard Radio Service||£690 deposit
Fee of £0.000742 per performance