Apply for a licence

Apply here for the licence to use music in the circus

A circus performance cannot rely on circus artists alone, it needs music to accompany them. The licences for music use in circus performances are delivered in accordance with Common Tariff Z (CT Z).


The licence fee is charged as a flat fee per seat and category of seat and equals at least CHF 0.022 per seat and show.

For children’s circuses, zoos and animal parks, please refer to the Tariff and the fact sheet for licensing information.

If you play music from music recordings (MP3, CDs, LPs, streaming etc.) at your events, an additional fee is due for the artist’s and the producer’s rights (neighbouring rights). The latter is between 2% and 26.25% of the authors’ rights.

How to proceed:

Send us the duly completed questionnaire together with your list of works. We will then issue the licence and invoice. Once your payment is received, we distribute the remuneration to the beneficiary composers, lyricists, and publishers.