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PRS Limited Manufacture license

Postby Dave B » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:31 pm

So, one of the bands I play with want to do a CD to sell at gigs. How quaint! :)

Obviously, my first thought was to check for the limited manufacture license - I'm sure it's been discussed before but I couldn't find it in the search. The PRS website is nice and clear, but I'd just like to double check (and it's handy to have a thread here).

At the site :

https://www.prsformusic.com/licences/releasing-music-products/limited-manufacture

it states that there are 2 elements to the license :

* The copyright in the musical work (MCPS)
* The copyright in the sound recording (PPL)

And you can buy a license based on the number of sales you want, how long the cd will be and also whether or not you want to include the PPL. This is the bit I want to check.

Is it correct to say that if you want to record your own versions of the songs, you only need the MCPS?
And if you want to include someone else's recording, then you would need to add in the PPL?

Anyone done this before?

Thanks
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Re: PRS Limited Manufacture license

Postby Mike Stranks » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:06 pm

Yup I've done it a few times for choirs/groups recording their interpretations of published works - ie a new recording.

I've always gone for just the MCPS element.

Caveat! Last time I did this was about four years ago. Don't know if anything's changed.
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Re: PRS Limited Manufacture license

Postby Aural Reject » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:56 pm

Yup.

MCPS only for this purpose.
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Re: PRS Limited Manufacture license

Postby Dave B » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:47 pm

Cheers chaps. It all seems straightforward.
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