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Dubbing License

Copying music is useful when you want to create pre-established playlists or storing recorded music or videos on different media (CD, DVD, Hard disk) in order to facilitate the friendly use of tracks in spaces where music is publicly played.

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License Details

The Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania is the sole collecting society in Romania that issues this type of license on behalf of its members (the recording companies) .

Ask for this license if you intend to store music on CDs, DVDs, memory sticks, for playing it in your office, shop, club or other public and commecial places. The license for dubbing is granted only after the non-exclusive license for using music with a background and lucrative scope has been issued to you.

In order to check for the fee value please see the Methodology in effect.


Keep the original music CD/ DVD and the invoice/ receipt received when you bought the recorded music, also for online shopping, in order to evince the legal source of the music.

The unauthorized duplication of the music protected by copyright falls within the provisions of Law No. 8/1996, amended and addended. The DJ’s or companies that make use of music in non-private environments have the right to make copies of recorded music and videos only after obtaining the license for dubbing.

General legal system

Law No. 8/ 1996 (Copyright Law and Copyright Related Rights), amended and suplemented by Law No. 74/2018.

Useful information

Methodology regarding the reproduction of music (dubbing) – ORDA Decision no. 36/2024 published in the Official Gazette no. 157/ 26.02.2024. View

Methodology for collecting the remunerations – Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA) Decision no. 192/2007, published in the Official Gazette no. 382/ 06.06.2007. View

The license for dubbing can be requested by the following categories of users:

Any DJ or company that wants to create its own playlists or to backup recorded music or videos may request the license for dubbing, only after obtaining the non-exclusive license for the public performance of music with a background or lucrative use.

The companies that use phonograms packages in order to market them together with the audio equipment (music box, MP3, Karaoke, etc.)

If you are aware of non-compliant users, please respectfully inform us and UPFR will take the necessary action.

First, you must have the License for the Public Performance with background or lucrative use.

1. Contact the Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania (6E  Dimitrie Pompeiu Blvd, Pipera Business Tower, 11th floor, District 2, Bucharest) or the inspector responsible with your county and ask for the license for dubbing.

2. You will receive a Payment notification letter or an Invoice afferent to the remuneration for a 1 year period.

3. Pay the remuneration specified in the Payment notification letter or in the Invoice.

The payment of the remuneration can be performed within 5 days from receiving the Payment notification letter or the invoice:

1. Through OP in UPFR account – IBAN RO92RNCB0070153249250001, opened at BCR, Pipera Branch, in the account RO59BTRL04801205551670XX opened at Banca Transilvania 1 Mai Branch or IBAN account RO66BRDE445SV20971204450 opened at BRD – Dorobants Branch (do not forget to specify on the OP series and the Notification of Payment )

2. By depositing cash at any BRD or BT branch in the UPFR accounts specified above (do not forget to specify the series and the Notification of Payout number)

3. Cash payment to the UPFR Inspectors – in the counties where we have Inspectors who have receipts; you will receive a receipt from the Inspector at the time of payment.

4. Cash payment at UPFR Headquarters in Bucharest, 6D Dimitrie Pompeiu Boulevard, Pipera Business Tower, 11th Floor, Sector 2.

5. You will receive the terms that govern the license to be filled out with the company data, work site address, activity, etc.

6. Send the license terms in two original signed and stamped copies to UPFR.

7. UPFR issues or extends the non-exclusive license for 1 year, starting with the payment date. You will receive an original copy of the License. UPFR issues the license only after the payment mentioned at step 4.

Attention! If you pay according to item 4 above and you do not receive the receipt or if you have not received your tax invoice, please contact us by phone at, fax or email ambiental@upfr.ro.

1st Situation: UPFR grants the license for dubbing only for 1 year periods. The value of the remuneration is 1488 Ron/ year plus VAT, regardless of the nature of the user’s activity that requests the license (within the law provisions) or the number of copied phonograms. The duplication of phonograms shall be exclusively destined for the public performance of phonograms with a background or lucrative scope.

2nd Situation: For copying a phonogram package in order to commercialize audio equipment (music box, MP3, Karaoke, etc.), the afferent fee is calculated by equipment, according to next table:

Number of phonogramsValue/phonogram
Range 1- 1000 phonograms1 leu/phonogram
Range 1001 – 2500 phonograms0,75 lei/phonogram
More then 2501 phonograms0,5 lei/phonogram

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Ce este BMAT Vericast?

BMAT este companie de renume specializată în servicii de monitorizare a muzicii difuzate de posturile radio și TV (și nu numai, inclusiv alte servicii unde muzica este utilizată în domeniul ambiental), acoperind atât cataloage naționale, cât și internaționale.

Conform deciziei AGA nr. 9114/23.06 2021, incepand cu 01.07.2021, UPFR utilizeaza rapoartele de monitorizare BMAT in distributia remuneratiilor colectate. In acest caz este important ca repertoriul dumneavoastra sa fie amprentat in baza de date BMAT.

Pe de o parte, procesul de amprentare este unul gratuit ce presupune un efort minim din partea dumneavoastra, pe de alta parte de el depinde gradul de identificare al repertoriului dumneavoastra cat si banii distribuiti de UPFR, in perioada urmatoare, in baza acestui repertoriu.

Rapoartele de monitorizare pentru aceste canale vor fi incarcate in sistemul de distributie, iar datele din aceste rapoarte vor fi comparate cu baza de date Repertoriu din gestiunea UPFR.

Astfel, pentru a avea o identificare cat mai buna a fonogramelor, va rugam sa amprentati  in baza de date BMAT fonogramele ale caror drepturi le detineti.

Pentru realizarea procesului de amprentare, BMAT ofera mai multe solutii, diferentiate in functie de categoriile si numarul de fonograme, solutii enumerate mai jos:

  • - Amprentare prin Vericast Upload (gratuit, pentru toti producatorii)
  • - Amprentare prin FTP (doar pentru producatorii care detin un abonament Vericast)*

*Amprentarea prin FTP este recomandata pentru producatorii care detin cataloage mari si se poate efectua si prin intermediul UPFR (gratuit) sub conditia ca fiecare producator sa puna la dispozitia UPFR fisierele audio si fisierul excel completat cu metadatele corespunzatoare.

Vezi beneficiile utilizarii serviciilor platite Vericast BMAT (click aici).

Amprentarea se realizeaza in conturi distincte, in functie de tipul fonogramei amprentate (fonograma de comert sau fonograma publicata in scop comercial/librarie muzicala).

Daca detineti ambele tipuri de conturi, autentificati-va cu contul specific, in functie de tipul fonogramelor pe care doriti sa le amprentati.

In cazul in care nu mai cunoasteti datele de conectare va rugam sa ne contactati prin email.

Proceduri de amprentare prin Vericast Upload:

Pentru nelamuriri legate de procesul de amprentare va rugam sa ne contactati prin email la adresa mihai.lungu@upfr.ro sau telefonic la numarul 0731.000.432.

UPFR monitorizeaza principalele posturi Radio si TV din Romania. Lista posturilor monitorizate de UPFR poate fi consultata AICI!

Daca nu ai un cont de amprentare creat, te rugam sa soliciti crearea unui cont prin completarea formularului de mai jos:

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In perioada 01.06.2023 – 05.06.2023, activitatea UPFR se va desfasura dupa urmatorul program:

  • – Joi, 1 iunie, inchis
  • – Vineri, 2 iunie, doar online
  • – Luni, 5 iunie, inchis


Incepand de Marti, 6 iunie se revine la programul normal.

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