Types of licences for Public Performance
According to the ORDA Decision no. 399/2006, the U.P.F.R is named the collector of the remuneration due to phonogram producers for the public communication of phonograms.
According to the ORDA Decision no. 6/2016, the U.P.F.R collects the remuneration due to the authors of cinematographic works and other audiovisual works for the public communication of these works.
In order to obtain the permits issued by UPFR for the public communication of phonograms, for the reproduction of phonograms and / or for the public communication of the audiovisual works, you will have to complete a contract (download the Contract and the Appendix and see the Completion Instructions).
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).
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.
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.)
License for dubbing - duplicating phonograms published with a commercial scope
Destined exclusively for public performance with a background or lucrative use
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Apply online for a Public Performance License
We also remind you that UPFR has signed collaboration protocols with
For collecting of fees regarding the use of audiovisual and cinematographic works in public performance.
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.