What is the difference between PPL, PRS for Music and PPL PRS Ltd?

PPL and PRS for Music work closely on a number of initiatives. We have put together a short guide to show you what both companies do, and give you an insight into the joint venture between the two companies - PPL PRS Ltd.

PPL and PRS for Music

PPL and PRS for Music are two separate collective management organisations (CMOs).

PPL collects and distributes money on behalf of performers and record companies for the use of their recorded music.

PRS for Music collects and distributes money on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers, for the use of their musical compositions and lyrics.

Public performance licensing - PPL PRS Ltd

Earlier this year, PPL and PRS for Music joined forces to streamline part of what we do, coming together to launch PPL PRS Ltd.

This new joint venture means that businesses and organisations playing or performing music in public can now obtain a single licence, TheMusicLicence. Previously, businesses and organisations would have had to purchase two separate licences from PPL and PRS for Music instead.

Please note that we will continue to set our respective public performance tariffs separately.

For more information on PPL PRS Ltd, please visit www.pplprs.co.uk