Printed Music Licence

Printed Music Licence Ltd represents the rights of Music Publishers. On their behalf PMLL licence the photocopying of sheet music.

 

In April 2020 PMLL launched The Music Service Licence (MSL) which enables music hubs to make copies and arrangements legally, and for musicians, writers, and publishers to be paid fairly for the use their works. It helps music hubs and services make the best use of printed music resources whilst ensuring they are copyright compliant.

 

With the Music Service Licence, Lewisham Music staff will be able to:

 

  • Make copies or arrangements of entire works (or up to 10% of an anthology) which the music service or member of staff already owns

  • Use score-writing software programs to arrange print music

  • Make notations by hand on copies of print music

  • Make new arrangements to suit any instrumentation your service has available

  • Share print music

 

What does the licence cover

The licence covers ‘area activities’ run by Lewisham Music, including small group vocal or instrumental music teaching and small and large ensembles.

 

What does the licence not cover

The licence does not cover individual tuition.

 

Reporting usage each term

Lewisham Music or a member of staff must own at least one original copy of the sheet music and the copy must be for use in Lewisham Music activities. As part of the agreement, Lewisham Music must report on licence usage each term.

 

To ensure the right musicians are paid for their work each term we ask that tutors complete a few bits of information via the button below to record what has been copied. We’d be very grateful if you could submit the information as soon as you can once copies have been made.

 

Printed Music Licence reporting

 

FAQs

We’ve compiled some important information relating to the licence below.