Public Performance License

The license for Public performance with background use is issued by UPFR and is granted to business users, for each activity and work site where recorded music and music videos are played in public. The license is not transferable. You can choose for a validity period of license up to one year, with the possibility to extend it.

The license issued by UPFR for using music as background in public is specific to business users that play music in order to create a pleasant background for customers, and thus enhances their business. The license grants you the right to play music into spaces for public and which are stated on the license.

According to ORDA Decision No. 113/2006, UPFR is designated as the collector of remuneration due to producers of phonograms for the public communication of phonograms.

If you use music in public then you are legally bound to apply for a license issued by UPFR, which is the collecting society for the rights related to music producers.

The procedure for obtaining the public performance with background use license (click here)

To assist you, the Romanian Fonograms Union has combined all the Methodologies currently applied to users who have public communication activities. For more details click here. For further information please read the ORDA decisions below.

CAREFUL!!! From April 4, 2022, the previous penalty from the Methodologies below no longer applies, but a penalty equal to the legal interest. The level of the delay penalty provided by the methodologies was modified by art. 165 para. 91 of Law no. 8/1996 on copyright and related rights, amended by Law no. 69/2022, in force from 04.04.2022.

UPFR mentions that the article in all contracts in force after April 4, 2022 that refers to penalties, is assumed to have been modified by UPFR, in the sense of calculating any penalty after this date with the application of legal interest.

ORDA Decision 35/2023

ORDA Decision 6/2022

Decizia ORDA 60/2019

ORDA Decision 120/2016

ORDA Decision 23/2016

ORDA Decision 10/2016

ORDA Decision 99/2015

ORDA Decision 189/2013

ORDA Decision 399/2006

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Specific regulations for public performance with background use

CAREFUL!!! From April 4, 2022, the previous penalty from the Methodologies below no longer applies, but a penalty equal to

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The procedure for obtaining the public performance with background use license

The required steps: 1. Fill out the Agreement (download The agreement and the Annexes) and read the Instructions for filling

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Fee value for the license to use music with a background use

The value of the fee depends on the type of activity in which the music is used, of the rural/urban

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Types of users for public performance with background use

The license for Public performance with background use can be requested for: Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, tea houses, beer houses,