This is a step by step guide on how to apply and get a music license for your business online in Kenya and tariff fees. Also learn about fines charges for playing music without a license.
What is a music License?
A music license is a legal document that gives you the permission to play music in your business. We have listed types of businesses in Kenya and how much it costs to get a music license of each one below.
What is Kamp?
Kamp is a abbreviation of Kenya Association of Music Producers. It brings together music producers in Kenya.
What is Prisk?
PRISK is an abbreviation of Performers Rights Society of Kenya. Prisk is licensed by the Kenya Copyright Board to represent performers in musical works.
Prisk and Kamp work together and you will find their names indicated in Music License documents as KampPrisk.
How to Apply for Music License online in Kenya
To apply your music license online follow the steps below;
- Create an Account or Register
- Select the License you need (difference types of music licenses have been listed below)
- Provide information about your business
- Pay Via Mpesa Paybill
- After Paying. A License will be available in your account. Download and print.
- You are done
Music License Fees (Tariffs) for business
Below is a list of businesses in Kenya and how much each should pay for Music License or Royalties before playing any music in their business.
Air craft Music License fee
- For first 50 seats: Kes. 1234 per seat
- Next 50-100: Kes.823 Der seat
- Over 100: Kes.504 per seat
Tuk-tuks and motor cycles Music License fee
- 300 per year for motor cycles
- 900 per year for Tuk tuks
Video exhibitions or video halls Music License fee
- Annual, Kes.6,000
Nightclubs and discotheques in Cities
For the following cities Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru charges are;
- Annual tier 1: I to 250 capacity: Kes 78,000
- Annual tier 2: 251 to 500 capacity: Kes 150,000
- Annual tier 3: 501 to 750 capacity: Kes 300,000
- Annual tier 4: 750 capacity: Kes.550,000
Complete List of All Music License Charges in Kenya
Below is the full list of how much business are supposed to Pay to play music;
Night clubs, promotions, Choirs, elevators fees
Cinemas, Private members clubs, show rooms, banks, salons, fitness centers
Ring Tones, Videos, Recording, Video Streaming, Hotels, Restaurants, bars
Canteens, PSV, Radio
Television, Schools and Other Learning institutions
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