Legal and business

Music rights for television

Everything you need to know about using music in your productions, from who looks after the rights through to clearing those rights.  Covering what the PRS, PPL and the MU look after.  What blankets the different broadcasters have and what can and can’t be covered under them.  Areas of concern to look out for and how to resolve them.   The different types of music used, ie commercial, commissioned and library. This is a beginners introduction to all aspects of music rights.

Times: 14:00 to 16:30

Part of Creative Skillset’s Skills Passport

Available Courses

Course content

  • How to identify who owns the rights
  • Is it clearable?
  • Filling in cue sheets correctly
  • Broadcaster blankets
  • Commissioned, commercial and library
  • Further exploitation of your content

Who it's for

Anyone who wants to learn the key elements of music copyright law and clearance procedures for music in tv programmes


Class size

14 people

Course cost

  • Course cost - £150
  • Freelancer cost - £100

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least seven days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses if there are insufficient enrolments. Read more about our terms and conditions.

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Legal and business: Music rights for television

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