Yes, if you are playing recorded/live music in your business premises and/or events in public through any means, including by using radio, television, online broadcast services and/or live performances, you will require a licence from MRM.
Purchasing MRM's Music Licence allows you to legally use or play music. Learn more about our licence.
The Licence cost depends on the following factors such as:
Why is a music licence required in my business?
Music can be an extremely effective tool to create the right ambience, attracting and keeping customers and so much more. However, many are not aware that they would need the permission of the people who own the music to use or play their music in a business setting.
By playing recorded/live music in your business premises and/or events in public through any means, including by use of radio, television, online broadcast services and/or live performances, you will require a licence from MRM.
As permission is legally needed from the music rights holders, a music licence from MRM grants you this permission whereby you don't have to contact each and every music rights holder (composers, lyricists, publishers, recording labels, artistes and musicians) individually to obtain their permission to play recorded/live music from MRM's vast repertoire.
Why MRM licence?
Type of licence MRM grant:-
Single Event Public Performance Licences for one-off and continuing events, road shows and concerts;
Annual Public Performance Licences for the physical commercial premises/outlets.
MRM does issue other less common types of licences (broadcast, commercial rental and reproduction for the purpose of public performance) and information on such licences is available upon request.
Which licence should I apply?
Use the business category listed below to find the right licence you need.
Each licence reflects how you use music and whether it is background music, featured music, live music or reproduction. The licence fees payable should reflect both the size of your business and the way you use it in you day to day operation.
Community Singing Centre
Hotel, Motel Serviced Apartment
|Budget Eatery Outlet
Restaurant, Cafe, Coffee House
Pub, Bar, Beer Garden Bistro, Lounge
|Non-Executive Karaoke||Food Court, Fast Food Joint, Canteen||Event Licences|
|Karaoke Kiosk Box||Hospital, Medical Centre||Clinic|
|Karaoke Singing/Training Centre||Halls & Function Centre||Kiosk|
|Terminal||Fitness Centre, Aerobic Centre, Gymnasium Music School, Dance School||Executive KTV Lounge, Discotheque, & Multi Entertainment Concept|
|Amusement Centre Theme Park, Skating Rink||Financial Institution Office Premise, Factory||Saloon, Beauty Centre Spa & Health Centre|
|Departmental Store, Supermarket, Hypermarket Shopping Centre, Retail Shop||Bowling Centre Video Arcade, Snooker Centre||Automotive Service Centre, Petrol Service Station, Workshop, Showroom|