The music may have been composed specifically for the purpose (for example, an opera), or existing works may be used in a dramatic setting (for example, to accompany a choreographed dance performance).
Performances of such dramatico-musical works are not licensed by PRS for Music or other PROs and therefore need to be licensed directly by the publisher of the work.
Whether you are a school, church group, amateur dramatic society, dance company or opera house performing in the UK or overseas, we can arrange a grand rights licence for your dramatic performance.
Existing arrangements permission to reproduce the music and lyrics of an existing arrangement (i.e. without alteration) of a copyright work in, for example, a music folio, educational publication, concert booklet, magazine or dissertation, for digital use or for reprint.
New arrangement permission to create a new arrangement of the music and lyrics of a copyright work and include this in, for example, a music folio, educational publication, single sheet, magazine, dissertation, for digital use or for reprint. For instance, to create an easy piano arrangement for an easy piano folio. NB. The publisher/arranger must assign to the copyright holder of the work the entire copyright and like rights in the arrangement.
Lyrics permission to include the lyrics only of a copyright work in, for example, a lyric folio, educational publication, novel, concert booklet, CD inlay, on an overhead projector or for reprint.
Photocopies permission to photocopy a work where it is out of print or unavailable as a single sheet.