The law gives performers and record companies the right to be paid when their music is played.
Businesses and broadcasters provide PPL with information about the recorded music they use.
PPL collect fees on behalf of performers and record companies and in return give businesses and broadcasters the licence they legally need.
With information from various sources, PPL match the recorded music played against the Repertoire Database.*
*Music matching is completed through a combination of processes including customer returns and broadcast data.
Performers and record companies receive the PPL royalties they deserve for their music. That’s it. You pay, you play – it’s a fair deal all round.
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By purchasing the correct music licences, businesses can play recorded music to their benefit while confident that they are legally compliant.
If you play recorded music or music videos in public, you will almost certainly be legally required to have a PPL licence.
PPL licenses the use of recorded music in the UK and distributes the fees to its members.
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