Standard Webcaster Licence (Commercial)
This licence is for an online radio station or simulcast where the listener cannot change their listening experience by, for example, skipping tracks or pausing the broadcast.
Covers services with revenues of more than £5,000 a year. There are no limits on the number of performances* the service can generate.
*One performance is when one user streams one track as part of the service.
How much does a PPL licence cost?
Fees include a non-returnable advance of £754 (plus VAT) per channel per calendar year, recoupable against a rate per performance of £0.000854 (0.0854p). If your radio is available in multiple territories, an administrative fee of £110 (plus VAT) per calendar year is also payable. Any station launching after 1 January in any given calendar year will initially pay a pro-rated fee for the period from its start date to 31 December.
All Standard Webcaster (Commercial) licensees must provide quarterly reports detailing what music has been played, the total amount of time the service has been listened to, the amount of such listening in each territory covered under the licence, and the average number of tracks played per hour.
Learn more about the reporting requirements or download a quick guide to fees.
Apply online for a PPL Standard Webcaster Licence (Commercial)