Performing rights (PRS) royalties tariff: 1 Nov 2017 – 31 Oct 2018

Making Music holds an umbrella license with PRS for Music that covers our member groups when performing in unlicensed venues. For further information on how our license works please see our full guidance. Never heard of PRS? Watch our introductory video What are PRS Fees?

Paying royalty fees to PRS through Making Music

In November, we will send all treasurers information on renewing the membership and insurance for their group as well as information on paying performing rights fees. With your renewal you'll either need to make payment to us for any PRS fees owed for the previous year, declare that you've made payment to PRS for Music by some other means, or declare that no PRS fees are owed.

If you are responsible for paying royalty fees and the event took place in an unlicenced venue between the dates 1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018 please pay based on the rates below. 

Royalty fees tariff for 1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

No. persons admitted Performing rights royalties tariff
first 50 £14.86
51 – 75 £22.28
76 – 100 £29.71
101 – 125 £37.14
126 – 150 £44.57
151 – 175 £52.00
176 – 200 £59.42
201 – 225 £66.85
226 – 250 £74.28
251 – 275 £81.71
276 – 300 £89.14
301 – 325  £96.56
326 – 350 £103.99
351 – 375 £111.42
376 – 400 £118.85
401 – 425 £126.28
426 – 450 £133.70
451 – 475 £141.13
476 – 500 £148.56
501 – 525 £155.99
526 – 550 £163.42
551 – 575 £170.84
576 – 600 £178.27
601 – 625 £185.70
626 – 650 £193.13
651 – 675 £200.56
676 – 700 £207.98
over 700 £215.41

Rates include VAT at 20%.


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