Music Licence costs: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

All payments made since January 2019 to any organisation which licences music, such as the Performing Rights Society for all premises under your control. This is the charge for organisations which play recorded music in buildings accessible by the public, or your employees. If you are able to say which buildings this is for, that would help.


I enclose a copy of the information you requested.

The answer to your question is:

Year Payment/s made to PPL/PRS Building/s
2019 No payment information available N/A
2020 No payments made due to Covid N/A
2021 No payments made due to Covid N/A
2022 £17,962.71 5 Atlantic Quay, 4 Atlantic Quay, Saughton House, Victoria Quay, St. Andrew's House & Marine Laboratory.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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