Application Criteria

Sliding scale fee based on the aggregate annual attendance.

Usage Description

This tariff applies to the communicating to the public of sound recordings, during the entrance and exit of audiences and during intervals for concerts and theatre productions at Concert and Theatres venues, as background music.

Apart from specific types of communicating sound recordings to the public that SAMPRA does not classify as background music and which are licensed under separate tariffs, all other types of public performance are classified as background music.

DJ or MC presentations and discotheques are to be charged separately using the Specially Featured Entertainment tariff. Additional use of background music in other areas such as bars, restaurants, lounges, etc. to be charged separately, using the appropriate tariffs.

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