Tariffs for the Reproduction of Sound Recordings by Establishments for the Purpose of Public Performance

(All tariffs are subject to GST at the applicable rate)

Category A

Reproduction of Sound Recordings into a Storage System for the purpose of public performance by establishments where facilities for dancing are provided, e.g., discotheques, nightclubs, etc.

Seating Capacity Rate (Per Site Per Annum)
1 to 60 persons S$5,000.00
61 to 120 persons S$10,000.00
121 persons and above S$15,000.00

Category B

Reproduction of Sound Recordings into a Storage System for the purpose of public performance by establishments where no facilities for dancing are provided, but where music is an integral aspect of the ambience of the establishment, e.g., bars, pubs, lounges, etc.

Seating Capacity Rate (Per Site Per Annum)
1 to 60 persons S$2,000.00
61 to 120 persons S$3,000.00
121 persons and above S$4,000.00

Category C

Reproduction of Sound Recordings into a Storage System for the purpose of public performance by restaurants, cafes, food courts, F&B outlets in hotels, social clubs, country clubs, alumni clubs, union clubs, companies clubs, etc.

Seating Capacity Rate (Per Site Per Annum)
1 to 60 persons S$1,000.00
61 to 120 persons S$1,500.00
121 persons and above S$2,000.00

Category D

Reproduction of Sound Recordings into a Storage System for the purpose of public performance by fitness clubs, shopping centres, in a foyer, etc

Rate per site per annum: S$2,000.00

Category E

Reproduction of Sound Recordings into a Storage System for the purpose of public performance by retail outlets, departmental stores, etc

Rate per site per annum: S$800.00

Category F

Reproduction of Sound Recordings into a Storage System for the purpose of public performance by event organisers/operators.

Rate per annum: S$1,500.00

Category G

Reproduction of Sound Recordings into a Storage System for the purpose of public performance by freelance DJs.

Rate per annum: S$600.00

In the event that the Commencement Date of this Agreement takes place after 1 January, then the Licence Fee payable until 31 December of that year shall be calculated as follows:

Licence Fee = M ÷ (Total no. of days in the month of the Commencement Date) x (No. of days remaining in the calendar month of the Commencement Date, including the Commencement Date) + M x (No. of months remaining in the calendar year after the month of the Commencement Date)
Where: F = Applicable fee
M = (F ÷ 12)

Notes:

  1. RIPS shall have the sole discretion of determining which category an establishment falls into.
  2. Capacity is taken to be the approved occupant load according to the Public Entertainment Licence.
  3. Licensee shall not under any circumstances be entitled to any refund of any part of the Licence Fee, nor shall Licensee, upon the termination of this Agreement or the cessation of Licensee's business or the relinquishment of this Licence, be entitled to transfer the Licence to any third party, whether in whole or in part.
  4. For Categories A to C, no rebates or refunds of the Licence Fee or any part thereof shall be paid to Licensee in the event that it reduces the capacity of the Fixed Commercial Premises. However, if in the course of this Agreement, Licensee increases the capacity of the Fixed Commercial Premises beyond its original pricing tier, the following additional licence fee calculated as set forth below shall be immediately due and payable, and Licensee shall pay the same to RIPS without further demand:

    Additional Licence Fee = (Licence Fee payable under new price tier - Licence Fee payable under previous price tier) multiplied by (No. of months remaining before expiry of the Licence ÷ 12)
  5. For the avoidance of doubt, the engagement of a freelance DJ who has obtained a licence under Category G does not excuse an establishment from itself securing a licence under the appropriate categories as set out above.
  6. The applicable Licence Fees are subject to revision from time to time by RIPS upon written notice and shall, unless otherwise stated, apply in respect of any renewal or extension of the Licence term.
  7. Tariffs are payable in advance unless otherwise stated.
  8. All tariffs are subject to GST at the applicable rate.

Forms & Download

  • Application Form

    Reproduction of Sound Recordings

    To apply for a licence, please print and complete the downloaded application form and submit it to Recording Industry Performance Singapore Pte Ltd ("RIPS") with the required supporting documents.

    Grant of the Licence for the Reproduction of Sound Recordings by Establishments for the Purpose of Public Performance is subject to approval and acceptance of the licence application by RIPS and compliance by the licence applicant with all of the terms & conditions appended to the application form (including payment of the licence fees). Each licence applicant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. Downloading the licence application form does not constitute the grant of the licence by RIPS.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Reproduction of Sound Recordings

    To apply for a licence, please print and complete the downloaded application form and submit it to Recording Industry Performance Singapore Pte Ltd ("RIPS") with the required supporting documents.

    Grant of the Licence for the Reproduction of Sound Recordings by Establishments for the Purpose of Public Performance is subject to approval and acceptance of the licence application by RIPS and compliance by the licence applicant with all of the terms & conditions appended to the application form (including payment of the licence fees). Each licence applicant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. Downloading the licence application form does not constitute the grant of the licence by RIPS.