Get permission to use music

To apply for a SINGHIGH licence simply complete the required fields below and a fee will be calculated based on your business details and the music usage you have provided.
For the majority of business types, submitting your licence application will result in an invoice being sent to your business.

Do i need a License? Please note the following circumstances:

Buying a CD or download only allows you to use it for domestic purposes, such as listening to it at home for private enjoyment. If however you play a CD or download (or other forms of recorded music) in public, then in almost all cases a SINGIHGH licence will be legally required. 'Playing recorded music in public' has a wide legal meaning – you can read more about the law relating to playing recorded music in public in the other FAQs below.
A SINHIGH licence is required when recorded music, including radio and TV, is played in public. There is no statutory definition of 'playing in public' (also sometimes referred to as 'public performance') but the Kenya courts have given guidance on its meaning and ruled that it is any playing of music outside of a domestic setting – so, for example, playing recorded music at a workplace, public event or in the course of any business activities is considered to be 'playing in public'. In contrast, any recorded music being played as part of domestic home life or when there is an audience entirely comprised of friends and/or family (such as at a private family party) does not require a licence.
MCSK and SINGHIGH for Music are two separate independent companies and in most instances a licence is required from both organisations for you to legally play recorded music in public. While both organisations licence the use of music and collect royalties for the music industry, each represents different rights holders and have separate licences, terms and conditions.
KAMP and MCSK collects and distributes money for the use of recorded music on behalf of record companies and performers. SINGHIGH for Music collects and distributes money for the use of the musical composition and lyrics on behalf of authors, songwriters, composers and publishers.
There are a number of circumstances in which, despite playing music at business premises, you may not require a SIGHIGH licence. Some of the more common situations are set out below. For more information about other situations in which a licence may not be required, please contact us at info@singhigh.co.ke A SINGHIGH licence is also not required if none of the recorded music you play is owned by any of SINGHIGH members – such as recordings where the copyright has expired, or recordings sometimes referred to as 'copyright free' music (although the 'copyright free' music provider may still charge you a fee to use their recordings).
The courts have given guidance on the meaning of 'playing in public' and ruled that it is any playing of music outside of a domestic setting. It does not have to be a public place, or somewhere to which the general public has access. So playing recorded music to staff in a workplace environment will in almost all cases require a SINGHIGH licence.
The courts have given guidance on the meaning of 'playing in public' and ruled that it is any playing of music outside of a domestic setting. It does not have to be a public place, or somewhere to which the general public has access. So playing recorded music to staff in a workplace environment will in almost all cases require a licence.
The courts have given guidance on the legal meaning of 'playing in public' and have determined that it covers any playing of music other than in a domestic context. There is no legal requirement for a minimum number of people to be present.On this basis, the playing of recorded music in a business environment will ordinarily require a licence, including where this is only audible to workers. Recorded music can be a powerful business tool, whatever the size of the business.
If you are playing music videos in public you may legally require a licence from Singhigh ltd.

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