MCPS, the U.K. mechanical rights collecting society, has launched a new license for small businesses and consumers who want to press their own physical copies of copyright-protected music.

The Limited Manufacture Licence is targeted at schools, wedding video producers, churches and amateur drama groups, among other users.

The new permit gives users access to more than 10 million pieces of music, including full tracks, to produce on CDs, DVDs or videos. It clears users to press up to 1,000 copies of the product.

"We want to make it as easy and straightforward as possible for people to use their music in their business, product or project," Jeremy Fabinyi, commercial licensing director for the MCPS-PRS Alliance, said in a statement.

Applications for the license are available online via the Web site of the MCPS-PRS Alliance. Fees range from £5 ($10.20) to £250 ($512), depending on the number of copies being made and the duration of the music used.

Future plans include offering licenses online to the same group of users for digital formats.