License for playing music from the ACUM repertoire in retail chains, hair salons, shops, clinics, waiting rooms, showrooms

definition, as in other licenses: mechanical devices such as: audio systems of various types, audio files, discs, mobile phones , personal computers, laptops, tablets, radio, television, internet/online platforms for playing music

Obtaining a license to play music from the ACUM repertoire in retail chains, hair salons, shops, clinics, waiting rooms, and showrooms gives the user permission to publicly perform protected works from the ACUM repertoire in your business, as background music only by various mechanical means.

The license does not apply to- playing music at a business event, playing music at a family event, playing music at a live show

The main terms of the license

  1. Reporting the characteristics of the business and the use of protected works before playing the music - the applicant for the license must report the type of business (shop, clinic, hair salon, etc.) to ACUM, as well as the area of each branch in square meters from wall to wall, not including warehouses and toilets
  2. Settlement of annual license fees - the applicant for the license will pay the annual license fee to ACUM in accordance with the parameters applicable to the business according to the ACUM tariff detailed above.
  3. Limitations of the license - the license does not include advertising use of the works, including use that creates a connection between the work/works and the product/service, use of moral rights, use of the right to create derivative works, performance rights, record rights and any other right that is not explicitly mentioned therein.
  4. First year discount - a customer who arranges a license in the first year of opening his business will enjoy a discount of 10% of the rate - for the first year only. The discount will be granted on the condition that the royalties are paid to ACUM in the first year of operation of the business and subject to the production of official documents on the opening date of the business.
  5. Clarification for retail chains - arranging licenses for several branches of the same chain in a centralized manner will entitle the chain to a 10% operating discount. A condition for receiving the operating discount is that the branches are associated with the same brand and the same legal entity.


The rate for 2024

Type of use - Background Music
Effective playback area* in the branch in square meters The amount per square meter in NIS Minimum amount per year in NIS excluding VAT (the amount will not be less than-)
1 - 50 712
51 - 100 1,212
101 - 200 10.63 1,212
201 - 500 7.56 2,126
501 - 1,000 5.29 3,780
1,001 - 2,500 3.03 5,290
2,501 - 5,000 2.63 7,575
5,001 - 10,000 2.28 13,150
10,001 - 25,000 1.93 22,800
25,001 - 50,000 1.64 48,250
50,001 - 100,000 1.47 82,000
100,001 - 200,000 1.28 147,000
above 200,001 1.12 256,000
* The area is wall to wall, excluding warehouses and toilets.

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.


Whether customer, business owner or any music user, we are here to make sure you have the appropriate license to play music in your private business.

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