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If you want to play music in public, for instance in your shop, restaurant or care establishment, or you want to use music on the internet, you must have permission from the lyricist, composer and music publisher.
If musical copyrights have been transferred to Buma-Stemra, they can issue licences that give you permission to play the music. If it involves artists and record producers, based on a neighbouring right, Sena will issue the licences.
To calculate the cost for these licences, a distinction is made between live music, light music and background music. It also depends on:
- the number of persons hearing the music
- the surface area of the space in which the music can be heard
- how often the music is played
Apply for a licence
You can calculate and apply for your Buma and Sena licences at Mijnlicentie.nl. You can opt for a combined invoice. Through this website you can obtain your Videma (for using footage) and Reprorecht (for reprographic reproduction) licences as well.
Royalties included music distribution
You do not need a Buma or Sena license if you play royalties included music. The music is distributed by internet streaming and played in your company. You can arrange royalties included music with various businesses.