MUSIC USER

PUBS, RESTAURANTS, TV, RADIO, HOSPITALS, PROMOTERS & MORE

Does your business or establishment play music in public? If so, that makes you a Music User!

ABOUT MUSIC USERS

People who play music in the course of doing their business are music users. This includes businesses such as promoters, pubs, mobile DJs, clubs, restaurants, shopping malls and live music venues. It also extends to broadcasters such as radio and TV stations who also play music publicly. They need to pay a licence fee.
If the music you play isn’t written, created, performed, published and recorded by you, then it belongs to the music creator and they need a licence.
COSON helps music creators by licensing their works and collecting licence fees from music users, and these fees are then paid to the creators as royalties! The fees differ depending on what you use the music for.

WHAT IS MUSIC LICENCE?

A music licence from COSON gives Music Users permission to play music publicly at their businesses or venues. The funds collected are called "licence fees". These fees are then passed on to people who made the music as royalty income. Not all businesses are the same, a radio station that plays dance hits is a lot different from a restaurant that makes use of background music. So, different kinds of businesses need different types of licences. .

BENEFITS OF SUPPORTING MUSIC CREATORS

By supporting Music Creators, you are helping create a healthy music industry, ensuring that people who create music reap the benefits of having the song that you played at your establishment. By paying your licence fees, you’re sending a positive message to Music Creators, who will be more inclined to perform at your establishment and support your business.

WHO NEEDS MUSIC LICENCE?

Any venue or business that plays background, recorded, broadcast or live music in public must get a music licence from COSON. This includes businesses and people such as the following:

• Radio Stations • Television Stations • Pubs
• Live music venues • Shopping malls
• Cinemas • Concerts Exhibitions
• Nightclubs • Restaurants
• Retail stores • DJs
• Minibuses • Luxurious Buses
• Churches • Music festivals
• Any public show that makes use of music