By purchasing the correct music licences, businesses and organisers of social activities can play recorded music to their benefit whilst being confident that they are legally compliant. A PPL licence ensures that performers and record companies are being fairly paid for the use of their music.
PPL is different from PRS for Music.
In most instances of recorded music being played in public, a music licence is required from both organisations. PPL collects and distributes licence fees for the use of recorded music on behalf of record companies and performers, while PRS for Music collects and distributes for the use of musical compositions and lyrics on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers.