Insights PRS for Music announces new five-year licence agreement with BBC


PRS for Music, which represents over 155,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, has announced a new five-year music licence agreement with the BBC. PRS for Music says that offering the broadest range of music rights possible, the new licence covers the BBC’s full suite of services including television, radio, iPlayer and Sounds in the UK, as well as BBC World Service and BBC Studios internationally, further cementing the important partnership between PRS for Music and the UK’s largest public service broadcaster.

PRS for Music says that during its 100-year history, the BBC’s partnership with PRS and its music creator and publisher members has had a powerful impact, together helping to boost the UK music industry on a global scale. In 2020, PRS for Music processed over 100 billion lines of music data from across the BBC’s platforms, reflecting the role of the BBC as a leading champion of UK music, and the importance of music across its services.

PRS for Music says that the new licence agreement will give the BBC the freedom and flexibility to develop and grow its digital content platforms, through continued access to exceptional world-class music, whilst also delivering long-term certainty to music publishers and creators.

To read PRS for Music’s press release in full, click here.