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Background music / Music on hold / Communication of TV Broadcasts (CT 3a)

If you play background music on your business premises or show broadcasts such as football matches or series, you need a licence under Common Tariff 3a. The same applies to the use of music on hold on your telephone lines.

 

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

What to do

Please send us the duly completed questionnaire – you can simply fill out the form online and access it here. You will then receive an invoice from us for the registered usage. Once your payment is received, we shall distribute the collected amounts to the beneficiary composers, lyricists and publishers. 

 

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Tariffs

Wahrnehmbarmachen von Sendungen sowie Nutzung von Ton- und Tonbildträgern, insbesondere Hintergrundmusik (Beschwerdeverfahren pendent) 

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