License in India

MUSIC LICENSE

What is Music License?

Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. Music licensing is intended to ensure that the owners of copyrights on musical works are compensated for certain uses of their work. A purchaser has limited rights to use the work without a separate agreement.

Business units do not have the authority to play music in public places for any commercial purpose without acquiring a Music License. Copyright Act, 1957 made it mandatory for all the cafes, restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars, that play pre-recorded music on their premises, to obtain a music license.

Music License is a procedure of taking permission for approval, validation & protection of musical work. u/s 2 (p) of Copyright Act, 1957 defines the ‘musical work’ as ‘a work consisting of music & includes any graphical information of such work but does not comprise any words or any act intended to be spoken, sung, or performed with music’.

Any business who wants to play pre-recorded music in their premises should acquire music license to avoid any forfeit. Business unit can be a hotel, restaurant, pubs, events, malls, cinema halls, sports events, product launch, aircrafts or any other place where music is played. 

Why this License is Required?

 Music license is granted to protect the interest of the people involved in creating the music namely; the composers, songwriters and publishers.

Who can get Music License?

Restaurant

Pubs

Events

Malls

Cinema Halls

Sports Events

Product Launch

Aircrafts

Document Required for Music License

Role of Shamkris and Process of Music License

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.

The License process described below:

Advisory for the document required

Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.

Application File

Inspection by the department if required

Liason department

License issued

Yearly Compliance if Applicable

Renewal when due

Who can issue the Music License?

FAQ

Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted musicMusic licensing is intended to ensure that the owners of copyrights on musical works are compensated for certain uses of their work. A purchaser has limited rights to use the work without a separate agreement.

What Is A Music Licensing Company? A music licensing company grants permissions to individuals or organizations, enabling them to use music for certain purposes. These granted permissions are sold as licenses, generating profit for the owner(s) of the music and the licenser.

 you use, play or perform music in your business or organisation, the chances are you need a music licence. Under The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, permission is needed from the relevant copyright holders – those people who create music – in order to play or perform music in public.

How to License Your Music: Get Your Music Ready for Licensing
  1. Pick 3 to 5 Tracks From Your Catalogue & Export MP3 and WAV Files. If you’re not sure they’re good enough, try anyway. …
  2. Input Metadata. …
  3. Create a Catalogue Spreadsheet. …
  4. Register Your Songs with a PRO.