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Offline tapsash

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Public performance rights means the right to play music that the general public will hear in one way or another. Obviously, if you own an Online radio station playing hundreds of songs every day, you would go insane if you had to obtain public performance rights from every label and publisher.

Therefore, public performance rights licensing is now handled by Registrar of Copyrights in India.

An Online radio station will typically purchase from Registrar of Copyrights in India what is known as blanket licenses to broadcast music. A blanket license lets the Online radio station play anything it likes throughout the year.

Registrar of Copyrights in India will decide how to divide up the money among all the rights owners.

Technically, anyone performing music publicly anywhere has to pay:

# If you are in a marching band playing in a parade and the song you are playing is a Copyrighted song, the band or the parade organizers have to pay for performance rights.

# If you are an aerobics instructor using music in a class, you have to pay for performance rights.

# If you are a street musician, you have to get performance rights.

If you do not pay and you get caught, you can be sued. Beware, the fines are pretty steep sometimes thousands of rupees.

To get performance rights: http://www.legalserviceindia.com/copyright/register.htm
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Re: what is public performance rights and how to obtain it in India?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 01:04:59 AM »
the official fee for this License is around Rs 50,000/- or so I believe
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