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The Sound of Opera

Public performances

It is possible to use my tracks for public performances. The conditions depend on the size of your audiences. In general, a fee is due if you want to perform for more than 50 people. No fee is due if you perform for smaller audiences, but you still need to comply with some minor conditions as outlined below. Currently only tracks from Carmen can be licensed, but tracks from La Traviata will also become available on 21 March 2023. More detailed information is available upon request.

Audiences up to 20 people per performance:

This is considered private use, even if you earn money with it. No license or permission is needed and no fees are due. For the performances you can stream the YouTube video or stream the music from streaming services during the performances. Offline use is not permitted and downloading tracks from YouTube or streaming services is not allowed. If you don't want to stream during the performances you can purchase your personal copy of the track(s) from iTunes and use that instead.

Audiences up to 50 people per performance:

This is considered semi-private/semi-professional use, irrespective of whether you earn money with it or not. No license or permission is needed and no fees are due, but you have to purchase a legal copy of the track(s) from iTunes, which you can then use anytime and anywhere, provided you don't exceed the maximum of 50 people per performance. You can still choose to stream the music from YouTube or streaming services during your performances but you also need to own a legal copy from iTunes.

Audiences up to 100 people per performance:

This is considered small professional use. Irrespective of whether you earn money with it or not, you need to acquire a license and pay fees for use of the soundtrack(s). The fees vary from €20 for the use of 5 tracks in 2 performances to €200 for the use of 16+ tracks in 21+ performances. You also have to own a legal copy of the track(s) which you can purchase from iTunes. Multiple performances on the same calendar date at the same venue are counted as a single performance. The performances have to be given within a period of 366 days counting from the date the license takes effect. There is no need to report the venue or date of the performance(s).

Audiences up to 300 people per performance:

This is considered professional use. Irrespective of whether you earn money with it or not, you need to acquire a licence and pay fees for use of the soundtrack(s). The fees vary from €30 for the use of 3 tracks in 2 performances to €300 for the use of 16+ tracks in 21+ performances. You also have to own a legal copy of the track(s) which you can purchase from iTunes. Multiple performances on the same calendar date at the same venue are counted as a single performance. The performances have to be given within a period of 366 days counting from the date the license takes effect and performances need to be reported (date and venue) within 42 days after the performance took place.

Audiences of any size per performance:

This is considered grand professional use. Irrespective of whether you earn money with it or not, you need to acquire a license and pay fees for use of the soundtrack(s). The fees vary from €40 for the use of 2 tracks in 2 performances to €400 for the use of 16+ tracks in 21+ performances. You also have to own a legal copy of the track(s) which you can purchase from iTunes. Multiple performances on the same calendar date at the same venue are counted as a single performance. The performances have to be given within a period of 366 days counting from the date the license takes effect and performances need to be reported (date and venue) within 42 days after the performance took place.