PRS information for Clubs
Important information for Clubs regarding PRS charges
Union president urges clubs to scrutinise PRS fee structure - UPDATED OCTOBER 2016

Union President George Dawson CMD has urged clubs to ensure that they are paying the correct charges to the Performing Right Society (PRS) which collects and distributes licence fees for the use of music on behalf of songwriters, composers and performers. The PRS licence covers music played through radios, CDs, streaming on the internet, music on TVs and also live music performances.

Mr Dawson said: “Clubs should always keep a detailed record of previous licence charges made to PRS as the tariff for non-profit making members’ clubs can be very complicated.

“It is well worth scrutinising the tariff to ensure your club is not paying over the odds for music.

“If you receive a phone call from the PRS requesting a payment and want to make sure that you’re being charged the correct amount, I would advise you to ask them for a hard copy of the charges to be sent to you by post so that you can examine them in detail and seek advice if required.”

He added: “There is a myriad of factors which determine how much clubs pay - indeed, there are eight pages of notes covering the various scenarios in the members’ club tariff supplied by PRS - and it is advisable for club officials to arm themselves with as much knowledge of the system and scenarios as possible when working out the fee.”

For full details of the tariff for members’ clubs, visit the PRS website at These are also available below and as a link from here
where they can be downloaded and printed.
This file is taken from the PRS website address as above (
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