PRS for Music is a not-for-profit music licensing organisation that collects royalties on behalf of its 104,000 songwriter, composer and publisher members whenever their music is played, performed, broadcast or reproduced.
The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 says that permission is required from the copyright owner in order to play music in public i.e. outside the home and domestic life. A PRS for Music licence makes it easy to get the permission you need, allowing millions of copyright songs to be played live or by any recorded means (for example, on CD or jukebox) or via the internet, TV or radio. A PRS for Music Licence is required for music use whether you are playing that music live, using a recorded version, or via a TV or radio broadcast.
If your Brighton Fringe 2018 event charges an entry fee, you must provide a list of music used in your event in the registration form, in the 'Music' section. This information will then be passed on to PRS on your behalf. Please read our guide on 'How to complete the music section' here, which should answer all of your questions regarding PRS and will guide you through the process of entering your music in to your event registration.
If you are using any music in your event, Brighton Fringe will advise you if there will be a fee payable to PRS. The PRS fee will be deducted from your Brighton Fringe Box Office settlement.
Please note: If you already have a PRS licence for your venue, this only covers background music and not the music used in individual events at your venue.
|Type of event||Music Use||Charge||Details of music to be provided?|
|Free event, with no charge for admission, with capacity of less than 1000||Any||No charge||No|
|Theatrical Presentations||Incidental Music||One-off fee of £11.10+VAT, regardless of the number of performances||Yes|
|Music event, with a capacity of less than 1000||Any||3% of total ticket receipts||Yes|
|Stand-up Comedy||Walk on and off music only||0.2% of total ticket reciepts||Yes|
|Other event, with capacity of less than 1000||Background music only||Each venue must either hold an existing PRS licence to permit this music use in their premises or the Venue must apply to Brighton Fringe and pay a licence fee of £39+VAT per room in the venue for the duration of the 2017 Fringe|
|Variety shows (Cabaret, Comedy, etc) with capacity of less than 1000||Any||2% of total ticket receipts (if playlist not submitted in advance)||Yes|
|Variety shows (Cabaret, Comedy, etc) with capacity of less than 1000||0 - 25% of running time of event||0.5% of total ticket receipts, if full details are submitted in advance||Yes|
|Variety shows (Cabaret, Comedy, etc) with capacity of less than 1000||25 - 50% of running time of event||1% of total ticket receipts, if full details are submitted in advance||Yes|
|Variety shows (Cabaret, Comedy, etc) with capacity of less than 1000||50 - 75% of running time of event||1.5% of total ticket receipts, if full details are submitted in advance||Yes|
|Any show with capacity of 1000 or more||Any||These details must be licensed directly by PRS for Music||Yes|