Types of licences for Public Performance

Depending on the way you use the music (as background or for lucrative scope), you should apply for one of the first two license categories issued by UPFR. Both types of license offer the right to play music in public spaces (closed or open), regardless of the performance method, by use of mechanical, electro-acoustic or digital means (sound system, equipment for playing sound or audiovisual works, radio receptors or televisions, laptop, memory stick, etc).

1.Non-exclusive License for Public performance with background use
It is specific to the users that play music in order to create a pleasant background, and thus enhancing their business.
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Types of users

2.Non-exclusive License for Public performance with lucrative use
It is specific to the users that play music as an essential resource in their activity (show, club, bar, cabaret, pub, etc.)
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Types of users

3.License for dubbing – duplicating phonograms published with a commercial scope, destined exclusively for public performance with a background or lucrative use
This license is necessary for creating work or backup copies. The license is requested and grated after obtaining one of the two non-exclusive use licenses for the public performance of music. The license grants the right to make copies of recordings, as well as to permanently or temporarily store them with electronic means, but only for the public performance use of the respective phonograms.

4.Non-exclusive license for use of DACIN SARA audiovisual repertoire for public performance. Details regarding License

In order to use the music in accordance with the law, you must obtain licenses from the collecting societies which manage the rights of both composers as well as performers, in accordance with Law 8/1996 and with the regulations of ORDA.

We also remind you that UPFR has signed collaboration protocols with:

  • UCMR-ADA – information exchange. To view click here
  • DACIN-SARA – collecting of fees regarding the use of audiovisual and cinematographic works in public performance.To view click here
  • ADPFR – based on the protocol concluded with ADPFR dated 04.12.2015, UPFR collects the remuneration from the public communication and for ADPFR, as a representative OGC, being the sure collector for the phonogram producers. To view click here.

On April 26th, the International Intelectual Property Day, the Romanian Police Department and ORDA have launched an awareness campaign regarding the mandatory payment of the fees by the users of musical works, as well those who use cinematographic and audiovisual works.

The awareness campaign started by launching a flyer which mentions the names of the collecting societies mentioned above. You can view the content of the flyer by clicking here.

Please also refer to the following articles

DACIN-SARA public communication license

License for the use of cinematographic and other audiovisual works is granted by UPFR and given for legal entities and

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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

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Licensing of public communication for lucrative purpose

Details: UPFR grants licenses for Public performance with a lucrative scope to legal persons and freelancers for each activity and

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Public Performance License

The license for Public performance with background use is issued by UPFR and is granted to business users, for each

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Specific regulations for public performance with background use

Methodology in effect for public performance purpose Methodology for collecting remuneration – ORDA Decision Nr. 120/2016, published in the Official

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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,

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Specific regulations for lucrative license

The methodology in force for lucrative purposes Methodology for collecting remuneration – ORDA Decision Nr. 10/2016, published in the Official

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The procedure for obtaining a license for a lucrative purpose

Fill out the Agreement (download the Agreement and the Annexes) and read the Instructions for filling out the agreement. Send

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Fee amount for the license for the use of lucrative music

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 lucrative users

The license License for Public Performance with lucrative use shall be requested for the following activities: Different type of events,

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Types of dubbing users

The license for dubbing can be requested by the following categories of users: Any DJ or company that wants to

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