We have tried to explain below as clearly as we can about our Frantic Productions performance licences, but if you have any queries at all, after reading below, please call us on 01425-614665 or email us.
Please note, your invoice, stating your licence number, is your proof of purchase of a licence. A hard copy licence 'certificate' is only provided if specifically requested.
LICENCES FOR MUSICAL SHOWS & NATIVITY PLAYS:
It is a legal requirement for any school or organisation (including nurseries, pre-schools and churches) planning to put on a performance of any published musical show to purchase a performance licence from the publisher. Any blanket licence your school may hold (PRS, PPL, CCLI/CWCL etc.) does NOT cover you for performances of our musicals. A Frantic Productions performance licence must be bought if you plan to perform your show to parents or any audience other than the children and staff within your own school, whether the musical is performed in part or in full, however many performers may be taking part, and whatever the age of your performers. This is standard practice for all commercially bought musical shows.
Our licence also covers you for all recording or videoing of the show by staff (or family of the performers) for school or personal use. However, permission must be obtained from us for any other use or wider broadcast of the material.
Frantic Productions performance licences are normally priced at £20 for a nursery/early years licence or £25 for a primary school licence, for any number of planned performances in one 'performance run' (a 'performance run' in schools usually falls within one school term). But these prices are reduced to an 'Early Bird' price of £15 (Nursery & Early Years Licence) or £20 (Primary Licence) if purchased at the time of placing an order for a musical show or nativity play.
You can add an Early Bird Licence to your online basket via the licence option button on each product page. Select 'With Early Bird Licence' if you are buying a licence now, at the same time as buying your Performance Pack. Select 'No Licence' if you are buying your licence separately later on.
Alternatively, you can order an Early Bird Licence on our downloadable order form, when you order your musical on that same form.
In the case of a purchase made through a bookshop or other supplier, you must apply for the Early Bird Licence within 10 days of the date on the invoice enclosed with your order.
If you wish to order a licence later or renew a licence for a musical purchased previously, please download a Nursery & Early Years Licence Application Form or a Primary Licence Application Form and return it to us by post (see details on form). Or email us an official school order for a licence (we will invoice you). Or send a school order with a cheque for the correct amount payable to Frantic Productions Ltd to 7 Cliffe Road, Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire BH25 7PA, indicating the title of the musical show for which you require a licence. (A Performance Licence application form is also sent out with all of our musical shows and can be completed and sent back to us.)
Postage for performance licences is free (UK and overseas).
And again please note, your invoice, stating your licence number, is your proof of purchase of a licence. A hard copy licence 'certificate' is only provided if specifically requested.
LICENCES FOR DOWNLOADABLE SONGS:
A performance licence is NOT required to perform or record our single downloadable songs in a school or church, but permission must be obtained from us for any other use or wider broadcast of them.