To comply with the Cyprus Copyright Act of 1976 (as amended from time to time), 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).

How long does Copyright last?

In the UK, music copyright generally lasts for a period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies. If the music originates from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), the copyright lasts for as long as the music is protected by copyright in its country of origin, provided that the length of time does not exceed 70 years.

Our guide to licensing music in Cyprus

Licensing tariffs

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 larger 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 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.

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

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