PPL and how to claim for lost classes due to COVID-19

PPL and how do we claim for lost classes due to COVID-19? – As per information from Mr Richard Stewart, the Head of Dubbing and Tariff Development at PPL

Licences already paid for:
The fee paid is based on the number of classes that an instructor gives in a year. Instructors need to keep a record of how many classes are cancelled and notify us at licence renewal. We will then give credit for these against next year’s fees.

Streaming classes:
Unfortunately PPL does not have the mandate to licence the streaming of music as an accompaniment to classes. These rights are retained by the record companies. If instructors wish to do this I would suggest that they use cover versions, where they will need to take out a PRS licence, or royalty free music as a short term alternative.

B.A.T.D.
Head Office