Cyprus

To comply with the Cyprus Copyright Act of 1976, your business is legally required to pay for the use of any copyright music on your premises.

When does Copyright begin?

In music, copyright begins automatically once a piece of music is created, and documented or recorded (eg. on video, tape or CD or simply writing down the notation of a score).

What rights does a Copyright owner have?

If you own the copyright you possess the sole authority to:

  • copy the music
  • issue, lend or rent copies to the public
  • perform, show or play the music in public
  • communicate the music to the public (i.e. broadcasting it via TV, radio, Internet etc.)

How long does Copyright last?

In Cyprus copyright generally last for a period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies.

Our guide to licensing music in Cyprus

How tariffs are set

PRS for Music tariffs are structured to ensure they can cater for all types of businesses and performances. These tariffs cover anything from licensing a large club to a small hairdresser. Each one is tailored to cater for the needs of a particular business sector. The main aim when setting a tariff is to ensure that our charges for music played or performed in public are fair to both the music creators and our customers. For example, we don’t charge the same fee for music used in a small venue compared with a football stadium or arena. 

Licensing tariffs

Licensing music

If you want to know why you need a licence and what to expect when you set one up, take a look at our Licensing music page.

Customer Consultation

We aim to ensure that our production music licence fees are fair to both music creators and music users.

Our published licensing schemes are set and reviewed in consultation with our licensees and, if appropriate, their representative bodies.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about music licensing for your business, please call us on +357 22 89 89 19 or email  cyprus@prsformusic.com.

To arrange a face-to-face meeting with our local representative, please call Michael Scoufarides on the number above. You can also write to us at:

PRS for Music 
P. O. Box 20667
Nicosia 1662
Cyprus