PRS For Music To Simplify UK Tariffs

LONDON (VIP NEWS)– UK organization PRS for Music is conducting what it claims is one of the most extensive tariff reviews in its recent history, as part of a new Public Performance Tariff Simplification program.

The aim of the program is to simplify, streamline and consolidate over 40 public performance tariffs, creating a smoother customer experience that makes it easier to acquire a license.

The simplification review will comprise a series of customer consultations across the public performance tariffs operated by PRS and the responses will help inform and shape a set of tariffs that are simple to understand, operate and fit for purpose.

The first consultations to be launched as part of the review include Fitness and Dance (Tariffs J, GP, O and DS) which apply to the use of music at Proprietary Clubs, Swimming Pools, Dance Tuition Schools and for General Purposes, and at Universities and Higher Education institutions (Tariff UC), which applies to the public performance of music outside the teaching syllabus, at premises for students or staff.

Rob Kirkham, head of business development, PPS said: “The purpose of the simplification program is to create tariffs that are easy to understand and use. By reviewing public performance tariffs across a number of sectors, our aim is that customers can continue to utilize and enjoy PRS for Music’s repertoire in a simpler and more efficient way. The consultations will provide opportunities to engage with our customers offering them open lines of communication with us, as PRS seeks to ensure that we continue to operate modern and appropriate licensing schemes."

As part of the consultations, PRS for Music will invite responses from all its current customers in the relevant sectors and welcomes comments from other interested parties. Further information about how to participate in the upcoming consultations can be found online.