What is PPI?

PPI was established in 1968 to administer record company rights in the public performance, broadcasting and reproduction of their recordings. PPI also collects royalties on behalf of performers.

PPI controls the public performance, broadcasting, and other rights in hundreds of thousands of recordings on thousands of different labels. These include not only Irish recordings but also most recordings available worldwide. The list of recordings in PPI’s repertoire is constantly increasing as new titles are released. A licence from PPI gives you the right to play virtually any sound recording from anywhere in the world.

PPI issues licences to thousands of businesses and organisations from all sectors across the Republic of Ireland playing recorded music and/or music videos in public. These can range from bars, nightclubs, shops and hotels to offices, factories, gyms, universities and local authorities.

PPI also licenses music suppliers to copy recorded music for services such as in-store music systems, jukeboxes, compilations for exercise classes and in-flight entertainment systems. PPI also licenses TV and radio broadcasters to play copyrighted recorded music as part of their programming. See what happens to the licence fee.

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