Licensing Useful Links

The web sites detailed below are given in good faith, but no responsibility is taken for the accuracy or content.  You are advised to check with us before acting on any information gained from these web sites.

A Guide To Entertainment Licences

If you intend to provide entertainment on your premises please use the guide below to show you which licences you will require.

  Juke- box CD/
record
/tape
Radio TV (inc. satellite) Video/ Films Live Music DJ's/ Dancing Karaoke
Premises or personal licence, club premises certificate, temporary events notice **

x

x

   

x

x

x

x

PPL (Video Store)        

x

     
Filmbank        

x

     
Cinema Licence        

x

   

x

TV Licence      

x

       

Key:
X = Required
o = Please check with PPL

Useful Links

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)
ACRE is a national charity whose purpose is to support sustainable rural community development. It provides a national platform for its founder member Rural Community Councils, other bodies and individuals who work at local, county, regional and national level to alleviate rural disadvantage in England.

Action with Communities in Rural England
Somerford Court
Somerford Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire GL7 1TW
Tel: 01285 653477
Fax: 01285 654537
E-mail: acre@acre.org.uk
Website: http://www.acre.org.uk/

Arts Council England
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts. Their aim is to place the arts at the heart of national life and it supports a wide range musical genres both contemporary and classical. Between 2003 and 2006 they plan to invest £2 billion of public funds in the arts in England, including funding from the National Lottery.

Arts Council of England
14 Great Peter Street
London SW1P 3NQ
Tel: 0845 300 6200
Fax: 020 7608 4100
E-mail: enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk
Website: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

B

British Beer and Pub Association
The BBPA was originally founded in 1904 as a result of the amalgamation of the Country Brewers' Society, the London Brewers' Society and the Burton Brewers' Society. Its main aim is to promote the interest of the brewing trade. The BBPA was originally named the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association.

British Beer and Pub Association
Market Towers
1 Nine Elms Lane
London SW8 5NQ
Tel: 020 7627 9191
Fax: 020 7627 9123
E-mail: web@beerandpub.com
Website: http://www.beerandpub.com/

C

CM (formerly Community Music)
CM works as an alternative to mainstream provision by targeting young people who do not have the opportunity to learn, and musicians who do not have recognised qualifications. There is a constant stream of new music coming from students, tutors and professionals associated with CM.

CM
82 Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 0AS
Tel: 020 7633 0550
Fax: 020 7261 1133

F

Filmbank

Filmbank, a joint venture company owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment and Sony Pictures Releasing, represents many of the leading Hollywood and independent film studios in the area of film usage outside the cinema and home. This includes content provision and screening licences.


Filmbank Distributors Limited
Warner House
98 Theobald's Road
London
WC1X 8WB
Tel: 020 7984 5950
Fax: 020 7984 5951

If you require further information please contact them as follows:

020 7984 5950
Email: info@filmbank.co.uk
website: www.filmbank.co.uk

G

The Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 and was formally established in October 2005.
It has taken over the role previously played by the Gaming Board for Great Britain in regulating casinos, bingo, gaming machines and lotteries.

The Commission also has responsibility for the regulation of betting and remote gambling, as well as helping to protect children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. The Commission is also responsible for advising local and central government on issues related to gambling.

The Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP
Tel: 0121 230 6666
Fax: 0121 230 6720
Email: info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk
Website: http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/

L

Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS)
LACORS was set up in 1978 to co-ordinate the enforcement activities of trading standards services. LACORS is a local government central body created by the UK Local Government Associations to support local authority regulatory and related services.

Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services
10 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7SP
Tel: 020 7840 7200
Fax: 020 7735 9977

Local Government Association (LGA)
The LGA was formed in 1997 and represents the local authorities of England and Wales – a total of just under 500 authorities. The LGA exists to promote better local government. The LGA aims to put local councils at the heart of the drive to improve public services and to work with government to ensure that the policy, legislative and financial context in which they operate, supports that objective.

Local Government Association
Local Government House
Smith Square
London SW1P 3HZ
Tel: 020 7664 3131
Fax: 020 7664 3030
Website: http://www.lga.gov.uk/

M

Modal
Modal is the major UK music industry conference for the non mainstream sector, involving delegates from the genres of jazz, roots, folk, world, and fusion. The event sponsors include Arts Council, PRS Foundation and East Midlands Development Agency.

Modal
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD
Tel: 01243 789786
Fax: 01243 789787

Musicians' Union (MU)
The MU was founded over 100 years ago in 1893, and has a history of service to musicians of all types. It aims to give musicians a better service and a democratic organization. It is committed to promoting a healthy grassroots live music scene and can be a valuable source of advice and information to those who are interested in staging live music as well as musicians.

Musicians' Union
60-62 Clapham Road
London SW9 0JJ
Telephone: 020 7840 5534
Fax: 020 7840 5599
E-mail: london@musiciansunion.org.uk

N

National Campaign for the Arts (NCA)
The NCA is the only independent lobbying organisation that represents all the arts. The campaign is funded entirely by its members to ensure its independence. It gives a voice for the arts. The membership of the campaign includes nearly five hundred organisations. These include major theatre, opera and dance companies, national visual arts and museums organizations, writers' groups, local authorities, dance and drama schools, film and TV companies, unions, arts centre's, local galleries and small scale companies.

National Campaign for the Arts
Pegasus House
37-43 Sackville Street
London W1S 3EH
Tel: 020 7333 0375
Fax: 020 7333 0660

National Music Council
The National Music Council is an umbrella organisation whose members includes non commercial, .commercial and educational music representatives. It seeks to promote the value and enjoyment of music, which contributes in all its forms, to the cultural, spiritual, educational, social and economic well-being of the United Kingdom.

National Music Council
60/62 Clapham Road,
London SW9 0JJ
Tel: 0207 8209992
Fax: 0207 8209972
E-mail: nationalmusiccouncil@ukonline.co.uk

Making Music, the National Federation of Music Societies
Making Music is the umbrella group representing amateur musical organisations. It provides a comprehensive and extensive range of services and supports a network of professional staff and volunteers in every part of the UK. Its 2250 members promote around 9000 events a year between them and are significant employers of professional musicians.

Making Music, the National Federation of Music Societies
7-15 Rosebery Avenue
London EC1R 4SP
Tel: 0870 903 3780
Fax: 0870 903 3785
E mail: info@makingmusic.org.uk
Website: http://www.makingmusic.org.uk/MM/home.aspx

P

Performing Right Society Ltd (PRS)
PRS collects licence fees for the public performance (and broadcasting) of copyright musical works. It distributes these royalties to its members – writers and publishers of music – and to affiliated societies worldwide. Applicants planning on any kind of music use at their premises must also apply separately to PRS for its music licence by virtue of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (not the Licensing Act 2003).

Performing Right Society Limited
various call centres contactable as follows:
Tel: 0800 068 48 28
E-mail: musiclicence@prs.co.uk

Performing Right Society Foundation (PRSF)
The Performing Right Society Foundation is the UK's largest independent funder solely for new music. Its main aims are to encourage, promote and stimulate the creation and performance of new music and to help people have a positive experience of new music.

Performing Right Society Foundation
29-33 Berners Street
London W1T 3AB
Tel: 020 7306 4044
Fax: 020 7306 4814
E-mail: info@prsfoundation.co.uk

Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL)
Phonographic Performance Ltd is the UK collecting society for record companies and performers. PPL licenses radio stations, TV stations and other broadcasters who use sound recordings in their sound transmissions. PPL also licenses clubs, shops, pubs, restaurants and other music users who play sound recordings in public. Applicants who plan to use sound recordings of music at their premises must also apply separately to PPL for its licence by virtue of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (not the Licensing Act 2003).

Phonographic Performance Limited
1 Upper James Street
London W1F 9DE
Tel: 020 7534 1000
Fax: 020 7534 1111
E-mail: ppo.info@ppluk.com
Website: http://www.ppluk.com/

Primary Talent International
Primary Talent International was formed in 1990 as the result of a merger between two existing agencies – Station Agency and World Service and is one of the foremost contemporary music booking agencies in Europe.

Primary Talent International
2-12 Pentonville Road
London N1 9PL
Tel: 020 7833 8998
Fax: 020 7833 5992
E-mail: mail@primary.uk.com
Website: http://www.primary.uk.com/

W

Welsh Music Foundation (For Welsh LAs only)
The role of the Welsh Music Foundation is to ensure that Wales develops a thriving infrastructure, where local businesses take future Welsh pop music to an international audience.

Welsh Music Foundation
Ty Cefn
Rectory Road
Cardiff
CF5 1QL
Tel: 029 2066 8127
Fax: 029 2034 1622
E-mail: enquiries@welshmusicfoundation.com

Arts Council of Wales (For Welsh LAs only)
The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) is responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales. The Arts Council of Wales works with many partners in carrying out its national responsibility for developing and funding the arts in Wales and advising the Welsh Assembly Government on issues associated with the arts.

Arts Council of Wales
Museum Place
Cardiff
CF10 3NX
Tel: 029 2037 6500
Fax: 029 2022 1447
Website: http://www.artswales.org/

Note: All organisations (except PPL) are represented on DCMS's Live Music Forum.

Further Information

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