Purchasing a Music Usage Licence from SAMRO gives Music Users permission to play music publically at their business or venue.
Any venue, business or person that plays background, recorded, broadcast or live music in public, or that makes a copy of a musical work, must get a music usage licence from SAMRO.
Paying for your music usage licence is good for everyone. It’s good for businesses who enjoy the positive effect that music has on the atmosphere of your establishment.
Account number: 200332376
Branch code: 004805
SAMRO and SAMPRA are separate companies. SAMRO protects the rights of the composers, authors and publishers of music, administering the copyright in a musical work – the music and the lyrics. SAMPRA administers the copyright in the recorded version of the musical work; it protects the rights of the artist recording or performing of the musical work by licensing the copyright in sound recordings to third parties.
Yes, you do. Your TV licence is for the personal use of the TV signal at home. It doesn’t cover TVs used in business like shops and restaurants. You still need a SAMRO licence to play music in public.
Please email or fax us a cancellation letter telling us why you want to cancel your SAMRO Licence. We’ll need to send a SAMRO inspector to check that your business is no longer using protected music.
Please contact the SAMRO 24/7 Communication Hub on 0800 247 247 or click here for further details. Our sales consultants will provide you with the correct application form to complete.
Please contact the SAMRO 24/7 Communication Hub on 0800 247 247 or click here for further details.