Melvich Community SCIO do not currently hold an annual Music Licence. An annual licence costs over £400.
Our predecessor charity, Melvich Village Hall Association, did hold a Music Licence however this was not renewed when the COVID-19 pandemic started and the decision was subsequently taken to demolish the old village hall to pave the way for our new community hub. When the new community hub is available for use then Melvich Community SCIO will be applying for a Music Licence. A copy of this will be uploaded onto this page in due course.
Melvich Community SCIO require a music licence if musical performances take place in the new community hub or on our land i.e. “live music by performers in person at concerts, recitals and other events; background music by radio; television; tape, record, disc players; jukeboxes; music at discotheque or karaoke session; film and video shows; aerobatics; keep fit and dance classes”.
PPL and PRS for Music exist to enable more efficient approval for the playing of music in a public place. Both organisations are run on a not-for-profit basis and the money they collect goes back to the performers and music creators respectively. PPL collects royalties on behalf of music performers and record companies while PRS for Music collects royalties on behalf of the songwriters and publishers. PRS for Music administers a joint licence.
Small charity/community organisations using the new community hub will be covered under the Melvich Community SCIO’s licence but anybody earning a commercial income (e.g. aerobics or antiques fairs) will not and must have a licence in their own name.
Currently if any events are planned to be held that involve playing music on Melvich Community SCIO land then one off permits should be applied for. We need to apply at least 3 weeks in advance of an event to get a permit with a registered charity exemption applied to reduce associated costs. Permits issued will be displayed here for any forthcoming events.