33H Sports events

Category 33 H – SPORTS EVENTS(which also includes DJ parties, performance of minus-one tracks, karaoke tracks etc.)

License Fee:

Background     Music onlyRs 5 Per Seat
Background  music/artist performance/DJRs 10 Per Seat


a) This Tariff Applies to the Public Performance of Music during a sports activity as an accompaniment or where background Music is provided before and after the show of general entertainment by way of Radio, Tape, Video, Television or by any other Mechanical Devices /DJ Performances/Artist performance (as applicable) during the match

b) The above rate is applicable per match/ per event

c) For calculation of license fee actual seat occupied is immaterial. The license fee is applicable on the total capacity of the Premises.

d) The minimum license fee under this category is Rs 45,000 per event/per match. This minimum fee is also applicable to the events where seating capacity cannot be ascertained.

e) Background music is the performance of music by recorded or mechanical means as background music.

f ) Mechanical Music means music performed by any mechanical or electronic device, including radio, television, record/CD/tape players, digital music service or a loudspeaker connected to any of the equipment mentioned herein.

g)    Artist performance means, performance by any celebrity/artist before or during the event. Celebrity is someone who is famous, especially in the areas of entertainment such as films, music, writing, sport etc.  and is part of the activity.

General Terms:

This tariff is applicable to the Public Performance of Music by way of recorded music, by any means at venues/premises.

ii) The above license fee does not include Background Music License of commercial properties (e.g. restaurants, bars, lounges, clubs etc.). Respective tariffs are applicable as per Background Music License category.

iii) The above tariff is based on the declarations made by licensees about the usage of the copyrighted sound recordings controlled by PPL India. These declarations have been adopted in good faith which if found incorrect, shall invite recovery of additional fees towards damages.

iv) Non-Compliant Licensees who seek to regularize past infringements/violations/breach of PPL India’s rights and licenses (including non-compliance with agreements, usage without clearance, litigations etc.) additional fees towards damages over the existing Tariff shall be applied at the discretion of the company.

v) The above Tariff comes into force from 18th November, 2022.

Part B:  Public Performance Tariff For Events

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