License to play music in a live musical performance or musical dramatic performance (concert, stand-up, theater, play)

Click here to enter the concerts reporting system (in Hebrew only) Arranging a license for a Show/Play/Concert gives the user permission to publicly perform protected works from the ACUM repertoire as part of a show that takes place on a specific date, and this is subject to compliance with the terms of the license, which include the obligation to report details about the show as well as to pay royalties to ACUM in accordance with the rate detailed below.

The main conditions in the license to hold a show are:

  1. Reporting before the performance - the license applicant must report through the online system of ACUM (click here to register in Hebrew only) the details of the performance, which are in essence:
    • The applicant for the license will commit that he is the party that will pay the royalties to ACUM
    • The name of the show and the names of the performers/band.
    • The classification of the show by an Israeli artist or by a foreign artist.
    • The classification of the show as a show with ticket sales or a closed/sold/invited show.
    • Show date and start time.
    • The type of performance - musical or non-musical performance - dance, stand-up, play.
    • Details of an opening act, if relevant.
    • To state explicitly if there is a sponsorship for the show, according to the definition of the term "sponsorship" in the agreement.

  2. Completing a report following the event - the licensee must report via the online system of ACUM (click here to register in Hebrew only):
    • Report on the exact number of people who attended the show, including guests.
    • In a musical performance - the list of works performed including in the opening act, including the timing of each work.

  3. Regulation of license fees:
    • ACUM will issue the license applicant an invoice for payment in accordance with ACUM's rate for concerts/shows and taking into account the show/concert's data reported to it, such as: the proportion of use of protected works, the type of show, whether the show is ticketed or closed/invited, the number of participants.
    • The account must be settled in accordance with the payment terms stated therein.
    • After generating an account, you can see the amount to be paid and pay via your personal area in the online show system or pay through the ACUM payment system(in Hebrew only).

** For full license conditions - scroll down to the documents.

Calculation of license fees for a show/concert/play

For the ACUM rate for shows/concerts/plays - click here.

General explanation for calculating the license fees for a show/concert/play:
First, the duration of use of protected works will be calculated from the duration of the show as a whole, not including breaks.

In a musical show that lasted 60 minutes, of which 45 minutes were protected works, the usage rate is - 45/60 * 100 = 75%. Since the utilization rate coefficient is 1, the utilization percentage remains 75%.
In a non-musical performance that lasted 60 minutes, of which 45 minutes were protected works, the usage rate is - 45/60 * 100 = 75%. Since the utilization rate coefficient is 1/2, the utilization percentage will be 37.5%.

"Locate" the event in the appropriate usage percentage table -

  1. Table (1) determines license fees for shows with up to 10% of protected material
  2. Table (2) determines license fees for shows with 10% to 30% of protected material
  3. Table (3) determines license fees for shows with 30% to 50% of protected material
  4. Table (4) determines license fees for shows with over 50% of protected material

The pricing will be determined according to the quantity of the actual audience, as well as if the show was selling tickets for an Israeli artist, selling tickets for a foreign artist or the fact that the show was closed/sold. In the event the show included both, a local artist and a foreign artist, royalties will be paid according to the higher license fee of the two.

There are specific agreements for clients such as: one-time clients, repertory theaters, children's theaters, dance groups, orchestras, and student associations. To arrange a license for these users, contact ACUM before using protected works via the email

Limitations of the license:
The license does not include advertising use of the works, including the creation of a connection between the work/works and a product/service, use of moral rights, use of the right to create derivative works, performance rights, recording rights and any other right not expressly mentioned therein.
ACUM does not have the rights to grant licenses for performances that include a public performance of works that were specially written and were originally incorporated into a musical or film. For inquiries, contact the Show Performances department.
Also, ACUM licenses do not include permission to use a sentence and/or an essential part of a work as a show name. To regulate this use, the owners of the rights in the work must be contacted.

General Conditions:

  1. The above tariffs are published by ACUM Ltd- the Authors, Composers & Music Publishers Society in Israel (hereinafter “ACUM”). The rates are determined at ACUM’s discretion and exclusive responsibility.
  2. These tariffs do not constitute license to use works from ACUM repertoire. To obtain a license, the client has to apply to ACUM in writing and prior the beginning of the usage of the work.
  3. The final license fees are calculated according to data and parameters relevant to each client. Any applicant for a license undertakes to provide ACUM with any information required for the calculation of feasible and appropriated license fees.
  4. ACUM reserves the right to change the tariffs from time to time.
  5. In case of contradiction between any terms of the published tariffs and  those on the license agreed and signed by the licensee, the content of this license shall take precedence.
  6. The sums detailed on the tariffs do not include Value Added Tax (VAT). VAT will be added to any payment according to its legal rate, against a tax invoice as required by law.
  7. All the above is subject to the terms applicable to ACUM according to the determinations of the Antitrust Tribunal.

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