Did you realise that there are clear copyright laws in place to protect the rights of composers, music publishers, record producers and performers through a company called PPL PRS Ltd and these can sometimes paint a complex and confusing picture to music users throughout the UK. After Clarity has installed a sound system at your premises, any subsequent use of music at Leisure Centres, sports venues, churches and schools, etc requires PPL & PRS licensing and the two organisations have created a new joint licensing vehicle with a view to issuing one Music Licence. Their details can be found at www.pplprs.co.uk
If the whole idea of copyright licensing fills you with dread, then Clarity recommends David Newham Associates (DNA) who are at the forefront of assisting companies and organisations within the leisure, charitable and education sectors to ensure that they are accurately licensed.
DNA provides leisure and educational facilities, local authorities, nightclubs, and hotel / pub companies with invaluable advice to ensure that they are correctly licensed. They have a wide-ranging knowledge of current copyright issues coupled with the practical experience of having in the past, negotiated licence arrangements with COSLA and the major English & Welsh LEAs as well as having licensed all of the major club, pub, hotel, restaurant & nightclub chains throughout the UK. They have provided music licensing advice to industry trade bodies including UK Active (formerly FIA), ALMR, BEDA, the British Beer & Pub Association and the British Hospitality Association.
David Newham Associates (DNA) was established in 2004 by David Newham, immediate past Head of General Licensing at Phonographic Performance (PPL). With over 40 years experience of music copyright licensing they are able to provide support & advice to all music users.