The scale of the usage of music is important when determining the fee that has to be paid for its use. This however is understood to involve not only the number of people who hear the music...
Concerts and events wouldn’t work without music. You play CDs to get the audience warmed up and to keep the right atmosphere during the intervals. If you organise shows, concerts or events, then you pay a remuneration for using music. In principle, this consists of a small percentage of the profits of the performance or fee or all-in price (the gross amount you pay for the acts, excluding sales tax). For more information about rates, please go to How you pay and how much or use the licence calculator to work out your payments. If you want to use music, then you can make arrangements to pay the fee due in advance using an [notification form]. You will be informed of the amount of the fee due and will be given a licence after this is paid.
MEGA LIVE ACT
This information has been gathered in answer to questions asked by right holders and foreign collecting societies regarding as to how we collect copyright for live acts. Below you will find information about live performances in general and Mega Live Acts (MLAs) in particular with regards to the collecting and distribution processes and on how GHAMRO charges and discounts are being assessed.
Music can mean a lot for your business. Studies have shown that the right background music increases sales. Customers stay longer in bars and restaurants. Customers in shops and other sales areas are encouraged to go on to make a purchase. Staff members also often feel more at ease, making them more productive in surroundings where there is music. This all helps you to turn a profit.
For more information about rates, please go to How you pay and how much or use Licence Calculator to work out your payments.
Healthcare institutions, schools, music associations, churches, sports associations, dance schools: music can be heard almost anywhere at one time or another. During a sports tournament or a dance lesson, for example, or a school party or a choir rehearsal. You pay GHAMRO a fee for this. For more information about rates, please go to How you pay and how much or use Licence Calculator to work out your payments.
Without music, your audience would soon be tuning out. It is therefore highly important that your usage of music is properly handled. The majority of broadcasters sign agreements about this with GHAMRO and often pay the fee annually.