Thank you for visiting Music Sales’ grand rights licensing page and for your interest in the copyright works we represent.

Grand rights exist in all musical works that are performed in a “dramatic” setting, which can be defined as having any of the following elements: acting, dance, mime, narration, costume, or scenery. The music may have been composed specifically for the purpose (for example, an opera), or existing works may be used in a dramatic setting (for example, to accompany a choreographed dance performance). 

Performances of such dramatico-musical works are not licensed by the Performing Right Society, PRSfM, and therefore need to be licensed direct by the publisher.

If you would like to apply for a licence, or would like any further information, please contact


If you are performing a dramatico-musical work (such as a musical play) in a school, church hall or village hall, you will require a licence to do so.

We are responsible for licensing public dramatic performances of the copyright works we represent and a licence is required and a fee is payable in all circumstances.

If you would like to perform a work that is published by Chester Music Ltd. on behalf of Golden Apple Productions, please click here for information regarding our fees and an application form.

For any of the other works we represent, or for more information, please contact