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Background entertainment – Broadcast reception

If you play background music in your establishment or show broadcasts such as football matches or series, you need a licence under Common Tariff 3a.

The licence fee depends on the surface area where the music can be heard or the broadcast viewed.

If you have registered with Billag AG for broadcast receptions, you already have a licence and no further action is required on your part. If you are not registered with Billag AG, please contact us.

Please send us the duly completed questionnaire. We will then issue the licence and invoice. Once your payment is received, we shall distribute the royalties to the beneficiary composers, lyricists and publishers.


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