To comply with the Malta Copyright Act 2000 (chapter 415), your business is legally required to pay for the use of any copyright music on your premises.
Our guide to licensing music in Malta
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Information on the current COVID-19 pandemic for licensees in Malta can be found here.
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. In Malta, PRS for Music are also required to submit our tariffs every two years to the Copyright Board. Once approved these tariffs are then published in the Government Gazette and can be accessed online.
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Our published licensing schemes are set and reviewed in consultation with our licensees and, if appropriate, their representative bodies.
Please contact the Commerce Department of the Maltese Government for more information. You can also speak to a specialist copyright lawyer.
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.
If you're based in Malta, you can also upload your music files to the BMAT reporting system so their use can be tracked. If you need help using the system, just check out the BMAT guide below.
Get in touch
If you're a member and need any advice or help please contact us by raising a query or by calling us on +356 273 33816.
If you have any questions about music licensing for your business, please call us on +356 212 32010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To arrange a face-to-face meeting with our local representative please contact Steve Vassallo, by email at email@example.com or on the number above.
You can write to us at:
PRS for Music
BusinessLabs Office Centres
Dun Karm Street
Birkirkara BKR 9037