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Public Performance License

A Class Cities: Mumbai*, Delhi/NCR, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa, Ahmedabad, Pune*, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Udaipur

Other CitiesApart from the above-mentioned A class cities, all others are categorized as other cities.

A public performance license in India is a legal requirement for individuals or organizations intending to publicly play, perform, or show copyrighted music, films, or other audio-visual content. This license is essential to ensure that the creators or copyright holders of the content are appropriately compensated for the use of their work.

In summary, public performance licenses are crucial in India to ensure legal compliance, fair compensation for creators, and the smooth functioning of businesses and venues that use copyrighted content for public consumption. Failure to obtain these licenses can lead to legal consequences and financial liabilities.
1. Legal Compliance:
Obtaining a public performance license ensures that you are legally compliant with copyright laws in India. Failure to secure the necessary licenses can lead to legal repercussions, including fines or even lawsuits for copyright infringement.

2. Fair Compensation:
The license fees paid for public performance licenses serve as compensation for the creators or copyright holders of the content. This ensures that artists, musicians, filmmakers, and other content creators receive fair remuneration for the use of their work in public settings.

3. Support for Creativity:
By paying for public performance licenses, you are supporting the creative industries and encouraging further innovation and artistic expression. Fair compensation incentivizes creators to continue producing high-quality content.

4. Avoiding Disputes:
Obtaining the necessary licenses helps avoid disputes with copyright holders. It establishes a clear agreement regarding the use of copyrighted material and reduces the risk of legal conflicts.
1. Entertainment Venues:
Public performance licenses are applicable to various entertainment venues such as cinemas, theaters, concert halls, clubs, restaurants, bars, and hotels where copyrighted music or audio-visual content is played or performed for a public audience.

2. Broadcasting:
Television and radio stations need public performance licenses for broadcasting copyrighted music and films to the public.

3. Events and Festivals:
Organizers of events, festivals, concerts, and public gatherings where copyrighted music or audio-visual content is played or performed require public performance licenses.

4. Businesses and Commercial Establishments:
Businesses playing background music, displaying films or videos, or using any copyrighted audio-visual content for commercial purposes need to obtain public performance licenses.

5. Online Streaming:
Platforms or websites streaming music, movies, or other audio-visual content to the public also require appropriate licenses for public performances.

Types of Public Performance License(s):


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Many are not aware or not very clear about the Copyrights in Music and therefore functioning of Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS). They often ask, “What is the business of IPRS?”

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