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Can any one help with this one?
We've just got our own PA and want to play music during our shows. Is it necessary to have Public Perormers License?
Does anyone else have a license? If so, from where and how much?
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A moderator will be along shortly to move this to the right place in due course.
Yes you do need a licence to play music in a public place. Start by reading
http://www.ppluk.com/ppl/ppl_lf.nsf/PDF ... Public.pdf
Think the only concession is if you you wrote and played and recorded the music yourself. But I'm no expert

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fitzscorob wrote:Can any one help with this one?
We've just got our own PA and want to play music during our shows. Is it necessary to have Public Perormers License?
Does anyone else have a license? If so, from where and how much?
salut
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As far as I'm aware, if you're playing music to the public and there's 20 or more people present who are listening to it, you have two options. Firstly, make sure the owners of the copyright on all the music you're playing have given you permission (tricky if you're playing music by lots of different bands) or secondly, pay the appropriate recorded rights body a royalty fee. This will cover you for the recorded works of all the bands/labels which are members of that body. There may be more than one such body in the UK.

I don't have contact details though, try Googling?
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Post by Eric the well read »

I agree with what's been posted so far.
Go here for more info:-
http://www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk/PLAY ... fault.aspx

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