Live music is more important than ever for musicians and bands. It is also one of the top recreational activities for Irish consumers and overseas visitors.
Taking out an IMRO licence for live music in your venue ensures you can legally continue to host unforgettable experiences for your customers while also ensuring the music creators behind the music you use to enhance your business are fairly remunerated for their work.
IMRO have a selection of live music tariffs to suit your individual licence requirements as a live music venue or promoter.
PPI tariffs apply when recorded copyright music is used in such situations where background music is played between acts (Tariff 41a) and where an act uses recorded music on stage/part of the act (Tariff 41b). IMRO will issue such licences on behalf of PPI.
For further queries on our live music licensing tariffs, contact our Live Music Licensing Department at 01 661 4844 or
Here’s the band. They’re busy sound checking for their headline gig tonight at Venue X.
They’ve stuck their set list to the floor so they can check it easily during the gig.
The Venue manager
This is Jazz. She’s been working with the stage crew at Venue X for six months and part of her role is to return the band’s set list to IMRO. Without this information, IMRO would be unable to pay the royalty due to the band for performances of their songs.
She can now email a picture of the setlist and/or setlist details to
This is Frank. He looks after set list collection at IMRO.
Once an invoice has been paid by the venue/promoter of the gig, Frank and his team can allocate a specific payment to the set list based on how the songs performed on the night have been registered.
Here’s that band again, in studio recording their upcoming EP.
They’ve just received a royalty payment for that gig, and a few others, from IMRO. It’s money that’s going to contribute to the mastering, production or promotion of their EP. It’s money that means they can continue to make a living from the work they do.
Finally, this is Steven. He’s a songwriter but he didn’t play at the gig that night. The band are just huge fans of his and regularly include one of his songs in their set.
He’s just received a payment from IMRO for the band’s performance of his song. It’s money he can put towards his tour next year. He’s thinking of checking out that venue that’s just appeared on his royalty statement…