According to the ORDA Decision no. 154/2012, the U.P.F.R is named the collector of the remuneration due to the producers of phonograms for the broadcasting by the television bodies of the phonograms.
For the direct or indirect use of registered music for TV broadcasting, the TV stations have the legal obligation to pay remuneration to the Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania, respectively to request and to obtain the non-exclusive license to broadcast phonograms/ videograms published with a commercial scope or their reproductions.
The users are bound to request the license before starting to broadcast.
The UPFR license is valid for 1 year with the possibility of automatic extension, under the conditions:
- in which neither party sends a Termination Notice;
- the payment of the remuneration provided by the Methodology in force.
To use the music within the law, you must have licenses both from the collective societies representing the interests of composers, and from the collective management organizations representing the interests of Performing Artists, according to the regulations of the Law 8/1996 and the Romanian Copyright Office.
For online broadcasting services (through computer networks or the Internet) you must obtain another license: Non-exclusive license for the making available phonograms through the Internet, from the Internet license category (click here).
The amount of the remuneration for the television station is determined according to the Methodology in force, published by ORDA