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 services 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 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


Reporting usage each term

Lewisham Music 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.


Printed Music Licence reporting


Important dates

Summer 2020 usage (April – July 2020)

Deadline: 23 October 2020
Autumn 2020 usage (August – December 2020)

Deadline: 12 February 2021
Spring 2021 usage (January – March 2021)

Deadline: 28 May 2021



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