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License for Playing Music in a Restaurant/Public Event

  • It is a  crime to play music in private, public or commercial place without proper copyrights or license.
  • Subject to the Copyright Act of 1957, it is mandatory for all those who play Pre-recorded music in the form of Gramophone Records, Music cassettes or CDs or Radio or TV or Audio-visual etc. for non-private purpose or in public places and/or commercial establishments and/or non-commercial establishments, to take license before playing music.
  • Accordingly, any communication or presentation of Indian or International music for non-Private purposes or in Public Places or Commercial Establishments such as Restaurants,Hotels, Discotheques, Cinema Halls, Mall etc., or non-commercial establishments such as campus etc.have to obtain a License.

Any activity where the music is played without a license constitutes an Infringement of copyright under The Copyright Act of 1957. Such violation of copyright is Cognizable & Non-bailable offense, attracting heavy Penalties.

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EVENTS LICENSE
Events With Sponsor Tickets, Title Sponsors With Sponsors / Tickets / Title Sponsors Events where sound recordings are used as one of the features of entertainment eg for dancing, choreography, synchronized music, etc. which also includes award functions, dj parties, performance of minus-one tracks, karaoke tracks etc).
Mega Events All Events where Celebrities perform shall be treated as a Mega Event
Events Without Sponsor, Tickets Without sponsors / tickets Events where sound recordings are used as one of the features of entertainment eg for dancing, choreography, syncronised music, etc, (which also includes award functions, dj parties, performance of minus-one tracks, karaoke tracks etc)
Mega Events All Events where Celebrities perform shall be treated as a Mega Event
Event Social Functions EVENTS: - Birthday & Other Functions In A Commercial Premises Where DJ Is Used 5 STAR hotel
• 2 ~ 4 STAR
• Others
Events:  College Festivals

 

College Festivals

• 1 Day
• 2 Days
• 3 Days
• 4 Days
• 5 Days
• 6 Days
• 7 Days

Events:  Product or Brand Launches

 

Product or Brand Launches

Without Celebrity Performer
• Only During Launch
• Launch + Party

With Celebrity Performer
• Only During Launch
• Launch + Party

Events: Road Shows

 

Events– Road Shows – Marketing / Demonstration Of A Product At Multi Outdoor Location

• 1 Day
• 2-5 Days
• 6-10 Days
• Above 10 Days

Events: Sport Events

 

Without Celebrity Performance

Without Celebrity Performance

With Celebrity Performance

• Only 1 Celebrity
• More Than 1 Celebrity

Events: Fashion shows

 

Average Attendance Below 50

Duration of Event
• Upto 15 Minutes
• 15 Minutes – 30 Minutes
• More than 30 Minutes

Average Attendance Between 51 – 100

Duration of Event
• Upto 15 Minutes
• 15 Minutes – 30 Minutes
• More than 30 Minutes

Average Attendance Above 100

Duration of Event
• Upto 15 Minutes
• 15 Minutes – 30 Minutes
• More than 30 Minutes

SHOPPING & SERVICES ESTABLISHMENT

Chain stores
following are the criterion for the classification as chain stores.
A type of enterprise that is:
I] is a part of an organization operating more than 3 stores in multicity
ii] they are retail outlets that share a brand and central management, or
iii] and usually have standardized business methods and practices or
iv] and usually have more than 5 employees
v] transnational brands means brands which originated outside India and in addition are sold in more than 3 countries.
Vi] Indian brands means brands which originated from India and is also sold only in the country.

Single Brands Stores – Indian Brands

• Single brands stores – Indian brands
• Multi brands stores-both Indian & multinational brands
• Single brand – transnational

Stand Alone Stores/Shops

following are the criterion for the classification as standalone stores
A type of enterprise that is
i] not a franchisee of chain stores
ii] independently owned and operated, typically owned and run by members of a family
iii] or in case of employee not more than 5 employees.
Iv] Resembling or evocative of the small – scale, homelike or informal atmosphere of such business
v] does a small amount of business, and is not predominant in its area of operation.

Stand Alone Sops – Mom & Pop Stores

A type of standalone store that is
i] grocery store
ii] bakery & bread
iii] stores
iv] fair price shops, vegetables stores
v] tailor & embroidery shops

Stand alone shops others

A type of standalone store that is
i] departmental stores
ii] men’s accessories shops: clothes, shoes, others
iii] women accessories shops: clothes, shoes, bags, cosmetics
iv] kids accessories: clothes, toy shops
v] stationary, card shops, gift shops etc
vi] all other standalone shops which are not covered in category 1 above

Specialty stores – stand alone multiband stores-both Indian multinational

A type of enterprise that is :
i] they are not part of any chain stores – whether single/multiple or national/international
ii] they are located in single city
iii] is spread over large area more than 5000 sq ft
iv] they could be large stores which specialize in one category of merchandise and be further subdivided into sub categories a – like apparels: men, women, kids b – living room, bed room, study etc
v] they are multiband outlets.

Beauty Parlour / Hairdressing Salons

Beauty Parlour / Hairdressing Salons

A Saloon where the cost of a simple haircut is more than Rs 200
B Saloon where the cost of a simple haircut is more than Rs100 but less than Rs 200
C Saloon where the cost of a simple haircut is more than Rs 50 and less than Rs 100
D Saloon where the cost of a simple haircut is less than Rs 50

Shopping Malls

Shopping Malls

Background music in a Shopping Mall with an area of more than 45,000 sq. ft

HOTEL & RESORTS

Pubs - Bars

Small Pubs

Classified as all Pubs where music is used as a recreational activity and the size of the outlet is less than 750 sq ft

Large Pubs

Classified as all Pubs where music is used as a recreational activity and the size of the outlet is more than 750 sq ft

Hotels

Hotels

5 STAR DELUXE
5 STAR
4 STAR
3 STAR
2 STAR
Others

AC Restaurants

AC Restaurants (Background Music Only)

Public Houses & Cafes & Non Ac Restaurants

Public Houses & Cafes & Non Ac Restaurants

Public Houses & Cafes & Non Ac Restaurants (Background Music Only)

Small Guest Houses, Lodges & Hotels

Small Guest Houses, Lodges & Hotels

Small Guest Houses, Lodges & Hotels (Background Music Only)

Banquet Halls

Banquet Halls

Banquet Halls (Background Music Only)

Leisure Activities

Discotheques / Lounge Bars / Sports Bars / Dance floor

Specially Featured Entertainment tariff is applicable whenever sound recordings are played as a main or special attraction, rather than for background music. I.e. Where
music is being played for performance or Dancing irrespective of the source of music i.e through phone device or a Disc Jockey.

Discotheques – Enclosed Dance Area With A Cover Charge, With Or Without DJ

Lounge Bars / Sports Bars / Music Recreational Area (Not Necessarily Dancing) – With or Without DJ

Dance Floors – All Dancing Area in an Open Area

Exercise

Exercise

This is for aerobics, keep fit, slimming, calisthenics, aquaerobics, medau, laban and all similar movement to dance and exercise classes.

Dance Studio

Dance Studio

This is for dance centers and studios where individual studios and rehearsal rooms are available for hire. The tariff covers
the playing of sound recordings for all types of dance and movement in the various rooms.

Dance Teachers

This is for dance teachers and dancing schools when sound recordings are played during dancing classes and tuition for
individual pupils. Types of dancing covered include ballroom, latin, jazz, ballet, disco, tap and other forms of contemporary

A banded is used in recognition of the way in which you play sound recordings. Often these tariffs are banded according to
the numbers of people at an event or the size of the venue so that the final fee reflects the extent to which recordings are being

Theatrical Productions

This is for the playing of sound recordings during the action of theatrical productions and for on-stage or off-stage effects.

When recording is involved, the applicant must also obtain the prior written permission of the record companies concerned.

Temporary Camps / Shacks

Temporary Camps / Shacks

Temporary Camps / Shacks (Background Music Only)

Juke Boxes
When Juke box is used as an inward source for the whole area of operation i.e. when it is connected to the main system and is audible to the entire area of operation
Whenever the Juke box is installed as a standalone machine and its area of coverage is restricted & is limited to the reach of its own audio speakers.

Without Background Music

This should be used for premises when a juke box without a background music facility has been installed.
• Single
•  Multiple

With Background Music

This is applicable for premises that have a juke box with a background music facility. You may recognize this as a juke box with a facility for free-play
• Single
•  Multiple

Music Quizzes

Pop/Music Quizzes
• This tariff is applicable when sound recordings are played at premises providing pop quizzes, music quizzes and any general quiz involving some musical content.

When re-recording is involved to make up tapes for pop/music quizzes, the applicant must first obtain the prior written permission of the record companies concerned and separate tariff Broadcasting/ Telecasting would apply as the case may be.

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Societies

Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Societies

This is to be used for amateur operatic & dramatic societies both for background music during the entry and exit of audiences, during intervals and during the action of performances when required.

OFFICES & SHOPS, AMUSEMENT CENTERS

Factories / Offices / Banks

This is for background music in the working areas of factories offices & Banks.

Area
Up to 5000 Sq Ft
5001 to 10000 Sq Ft
10000 -20000 Sq Ft

Waiting Rooms/Reception Areas

Waiting Rooms/Reception Areas

Waiting Rooms/Reception Areas (Background Music Only)

Telephone Music on Hold

This tariff applies to businesses or any premises where sound recordings are played as background music via telephone music on hold system.

No Of External Lines Per Switchboard
1 – 5 Lines
6 – 15 Lines
Above 15 Lines

Puppet / Magic Shows

Puppet / Magic Shows

This tariff is for background music during the entry and exit of audiences, during intervals and during the action of shows.

Drama Theater Halls

Theatre
This should be used for theatres, when background music is played during the entry and exit of audiences and during intervals

This excludes the playing of sound recordings selected by or played in conjunction with the production as entry/exit or interval music which is either promotional for or directly linked to the content or nature of the theatrical production. A separate license will be required by the producer of the show.

Cinemas Multiplex

This is for background music in cinema auditoria, during the entry and exit of audiences and during intervals between the performance of films, or for the additional playing of sound recordings in other areas of the cinema complex (e.g foyers, separate bars and restaurants etc.)

• For Single Screen
• Premium Per Screen

Museum & Art Galleries

This is for background music at exhibitions and displays held at museums and art galleries

For Permanent Exhibitions or Displays
During non permanent Exhibitions or Displays Not Exceeding 11 weeks

Bowling Centers & Alleys

Bowling Centers & Alleys

Bowling Centers & Alleys (Background Music Only)

Amusement Parks

This is to be used for amusement & pleasure parks, theme parks and fairgrounds when background music is played throughout the common parts of the park and/or individual ‘rides’.
Discotheques & Restaurant will be charged separately.
Events when organized in Parks will be charged separately.

• Through Out The Park
• For Each Source Of Music, be it CDR. Tape deck, TV or Radio
• For Each of the First additional 20 extension Speakers or relay points
• For Each additional extension Speakers or relay points over 20
• Individual Rides
• For Music system ( source) dedicated to each rides

Casinos

Casinos

Casinos (Background Music Only)

Clubs

Clubs

Clubs (Background Music Only)

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool (Background Music Only)

Spa

Spa (Background Music Only)

Area
Up to 1000 Sq Ft
1001 to 5000 Sq Ft
5001 onwards

Exhibitions

License is issued to the organizers of exhibition when sound recordings are played as background music at exhibitions

• Throughout The Exhibition As A Whole (excluding individual stands)
• On Individual Stands At Exhibitions:

Petrol Pumps & other users

Petrol Pumps & other users

This applies for all other categories for which no specific tariff has been formulated

TRANSPORT

Buses

This tariff is for bus and coach operators when sound recordings are played for background music on their vehicles

• Local
• Long distance

Railway And Bus Stations

Category Railway Station

• Long Distance
• Major (More than 6 platforms)
• Small (Less than 6 platforms)
• Suburban
• Major (More than 4 platforms)
• Small (Less than 4 Platforms)

Bus Terminus

• Long Distance
• Major (More than 6 platforms)
• Small (Less than 6 platforms)
• Suburban
• Major (More than 4 platforms)
• Small (Less than 4 Platforms)

Trains

Trains

• Super Fast
• Express
• Mail
• Passenger
• Metro
• Local

Aircrafts

For the public use of sound recordings solely as background music on Aircraft Where in-flight entertainment is provided to passengers on an Aircraft, the fee for background music during boarding & disembarkation will be waived.

• Boarding & Disembarkation
     • No. of Seats upto 100
     • No. of Seats 100 ~ 200
     • No. of Seats 200 ~ 400
• In-flight Entertainment
     • One Channel
          • No. of Seats upto 100
          • No. of Seats 100 ~ 200
          • No. of Seats 200 ~ 400
     • More than one Channel
          • No. of Seats upto 100
          • No. of Seats 100 ~ 200
          • No. of Seats 200 ~ 400

Airport Terminals

Airport Terminals

• All International Airports
• Domestic Airports in Metros & Mini Metros
• Other Domestic Airports

Inland and Coastal Vessels

Vessel Type
• Cargo
• Passenger

• Cargo
     • Passenger Up to 50
     • Passenger 51 -100
     • Passenger 101 – 200
     • Passenger 201 – 300
     • Passenger 301 – 400
     • Passenger 401 – 500
• Passenger
     • Passenger Up to 50
     • Passenger 51 -100
     • Passenger 101 – 200
     • Passenger 201 – 300
     • Passenger 301 – 400
     • Passenger 401 – 500

HEALTH

Clinics

Clinics

Clinics (Background Music Only)

Nursing Homes & Hospitals

Nursing Homes & Hospitals (Background Music Only)

No of Rooms
Up to 5
6 to 10
11 to 25
26 to 50
Above 50

Corpseed Three Easy Steps to Get License For Playing Music in Public Place

  • Connect with Team Corpseed
  • We'll collect all your documents and file them directly with the authority
  • You'll receive your License For Playing Music in Public Place via an E-mail & Courier.

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