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PPL is a one stop solution where by virtue of ownership/control of over 3 million sound recordings you can obtain a single PPL license and play the music of your choice and avoid any hassle. Their tariffs are designed to cover all types & sizes of commercial establishments, events in public places and radio broadcasting.
Founded in 1941, Phonographic Performance Limited India, also known as PPL India, is a performance rights organization licensing its members’ sound recordings for communication to public in the areas of public performance and broadcast. PPL owns and/or controls the Public Performance rights of over 360 music labels, with more than 3 million international and domestic sound recordings.
“Public Performance” refers to the playing of music (sound recordings) by any premises/establishments where the communication of these sound recordings is to the public (multiple individuals) and not for personal consumption. This usage can be at, but not limited to hotels, discotheques, clubs, lounges, pubs, shops, stores, malls, salons, hospitals, offices, amusement parks, buses, taxis, aircraft or any form of transportation, which use sound recordings on a regular basis. In addition, playing recorded music at events, shows, parties, social functions, with or without DJs, also falls under the purview of Public Performance.
So, if you are playing music or planning to play the music on any public forum or on any commercial establishment or premise without contravening the Copyright Law of the Country, then you would be required to get the license from PPL before playing such music. By purchasing a PPL license, you have exclusive access to the entirety of their collection spanning a plethora of genres including Bollywood, Pop, EDM, Rock, Hip-Hop, Classical, Jazz, Country, Dance and others by thousands of iconic Artistes from across the globe.
Owing to India's vastness and diversity, Music encompasses numerous genres, multiple varieties and forms which include classical music, folk music, filmy (Bollywood, Tollywood, Pollywood), rock, and pop. It has a history spanning several millennia and developed over several geo-locations spanning the sub-continent. Music in India began as an integral part of socio-religious life. Music and songs are used in a various ways in today’s world for enjoyment, for parties, to relax the mind, to play the games, to communicate, while travelling, for pleasure etc.
As per the recent and updated policy of PPL India, following Organizations / Firms / Business houses / commercial establishments / Public Forums or other mentioned entities or Businesses are required to take a license from the PPL before playing any copyrighted music in their premises:
BACKGROUND MUSIC - In any outlet or establishment when sound recording is used as one of the main feature for entertainment.
o Dance Teachers/ Dance Studios
o Theatrical Production
o Temporary Camps/Shacks
o Public Houses & Cafes & Non AC Restaurants
o AC Restaurants
o Pubs / Lounge Bars / Sports Bars / Resto Bars / Night Clubs / Disco / Restaurants Serving Alcohol / Similar Premises
o Shopping Malls
o Shops & Stores
--Standalone Stores such as
· Grocery Stores
· Fair Price Stores
· Vegetable Stores
· Tailor & Embroidery Stores
· Departmental Stores
· Men’s Accessories Shops: Clothes, Shoes, Others.
· Women’s Accessories Shops: Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Cosmetics
· Stationery, Card Shops, Gift Shops etc.
· Multi – Brand Outlets
-- Chain Stores such as
o Nursing Homes & Hospitals
o Factories & Offices / Banks / Warehouses / Other Similar Establishments
o Waiting Room/ Reception Areas
o Telephone music on Hold
o Puppet/ Magic Shows
o Cinema / Multiplexes
o Museum & Art Galleries
o Bowling Centres / Bowling Alleys
o Amusement & Pleasure Parks
o Swimming Pools
o Petrol Pumps / Other Users
o Commercial Motor Vehicles
o Railways and Bus Stations
o Airport Terminals
o Inland & Coastal Vessels
·PUBLIC PERORMANCE LICENSE FOR EVENTS
o With / Without Sponsors / Tickets / Title Sponsors (which also includes DJ parties, performance of minus-one tracks, karaoke tracks, etc.)
o Events Where Entire Revenue Goes To Recognized Charitable Institution
o Birthday & Other Functions In A Commercial Premises Where DJ Is Used
o College Festivals
o Product or Brand Launches
o Road Shows - Marketing / Demonstration Of A Product At Multi Outdoor Location
o Sports Events
o Fashion Shows
o Award Shows
o Standalone Banquet Halls
“Public Performance” refers to the playing of music (sound recordings) by any premises/establishments where the communication of these sound recordings is to the public (multiple individuals) and not for personal consumption. This usage can be at, but not limited to hotels, discotheques, clubs, lounges, pubs, shops, stores, malls, salons, hospitals, offices, amusement parks, buses, taxis, aircraft or any form of transportation, which use sound recordings on a regular basis. In addition, playing recorded music at events, shows, parties, social functions, with or without DJs, also falls under the purview of Public Performance
Background Music License:All those who play or communicate sound recordings (of our members) for use in public places or commercial establishments/premises by way of any audio device/Radio/TV/streaming services/background music services or through any other technology must obtain a prior Annual Background Music (BG) licence from PPL.
Event Music License: Any corporate or individual using recorded music belonging to PPL members during the course of an event, be it a corporate/social/award show/fashion show or any other event will require a prior PPL Event License which will be valid for the duration of the event only.
To get a license, contact the nearest facilitation center or any of our executives and provide all the relevant information sought. A quotation will be shared along with a payment link or bank detail. You can make payment through the link or via NEFT/RTGS/IMPS/DD.
PPL issues a tariff scheme after approval of its members and the Fees / Tariff for obtaining a PPL License vary from case to case. You can contact us for more details.
Simple Self Declaration Form, Proof of Premise/Establishment and details of the entity or firm on which name the license has to be obtain.
Further, if your business is registered under GST then you can claim the Input Tax Credit of the GST paid on the fees paid to PPL by providing your GST Registration Certificate.
PPL is an organization that owns the special right of distribution and right of claiming damage in case of infringement of copyright law in relation to the copyrighted music owned by the PPL. It can sue you for infringement of the Copyright Law.
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