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Atlantic Records UK:
Electric Lighting Station, 46 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DA
Tel: 020 7938 5500

Demon Music Group:
33 Foley Street, London, W1W 7TL
Tel: 020 7612 3300
Fax: 020 7612 3301

EMI Music UK and Ireland:
EMI House, 43 Brook Green, London, W6 7EF
Tel: 020 7795 7000
Fax: 020 7605 5050

Independiente Ltd:
The Drill Hall, 3 Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London, W4 4JE
Tel: 020 8747 8111
Fax: 020 8747 8113

Sony Music Entertainment UK & Ireland:
9 Derry Street, London, W8 5HY
Tel: 020 7361 8000
Fax: 020 7937 0188

Universal Music (UK) Ltd:
346-366 Kensington High Street, London, W14 8NS
Tel: 020 7471 5000
Fax: 020 7471 5001

Virgin Records:
27 Wrights Lane, London, W8 5SW
Tel: 020 7795 7000
Fax: 020 7795 7001

Warner Music (UK) Ltd:
The Warner Building, 28 Kensington Church St, London, W8 4EP
Tel: 020 7368 2500
Fax: 020 7368 2770

XL Recordings:
1 Codrington Mews, London, W11 2EH
Tel: 020 8870 7511
Fax: 020 8871 7511

Capitol Records: Under EMI Music UK and Ireland
Chrysalis Records: Under EMI Music UK and Ireland
Circa: Under Virgin Records
Columbia Records: Under Sony BMG UK and Ireland
Def Jam Records: Under Mercury Records
East West Records: Under Atlantic Records UK
Interscope: Under Polydor Records
Island Records Group: Under Universal Music (UK) Ltd.
Polydor: Under Universal Music (UK) Ltd.
Sanctuary Records: Under Universal Music (UK) Ltd.


The text below is a sample letter that could be used to obtain record company permission for use of music. Please feel free to use it (on your school's headed paper) and always provide a contact name at the school.


The Rock Challenge® is an anti-drug and crime prevention initiative which takes the form of a performing arts competition for secondary schools and colleges. The event first took place in the UK in 1996 after nearly 20 years in Australia and is produced in the UK by the Be Your Best Foundation (registered charity no. 1077291). The event is designed to show young people how they can achieve a ‘natural high’ through life rather than through the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other substances, but also has many other proven benefits such as raising self-esteem, and lowering anti-social behaviour and truancy.

An entry into the competition consists of an eight-minute dance-based production with up to 100 student performers and 35 stage and support crew per school. Each school devises the theme, choreography, stage design and lighting as well as deciding which pieces of music to use.

In 2015 our school plans to enter Rock Challenge® with a performance about (ENTER SHORT DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PIECE) ; we will be performing at (ENTER VENUE NAME) on (ENTER EVENT DATE): I am writing to you to request permission to use short excerpts from the following tracks by artists currently under your record label:
  • Artist
  • Track
The Rock Challenge® holds licences with PPL and MCPS and pays PRS through the venues, but as we would like to use these tracks to help interpret a particular theme we would like to seek this extra permission as a courtesy. If you would like to hear more about our theme and how we intend to interpret it please get in contact.

If we do not hear from you, we will presume it is acceptable to go ahead and use the tracks in question.

The Rock Challenge® will be happy to supply you with any further information you may require about the organisation; contact us on 02392 985 710.

Yours faithfully,