These FAQs are designed to help guide you through the many questions you may have about licensing music for play in your commercial venue.
Not many people are aware of this, but when you listen to a song, you’re actually hearing two distinct pieces of intellectual property: The composition (the part of the song which could be represented on sheet music) and the master recording of the song (a specific recording of a song. It is not at all uncommon for a song to be written by someone other than the performer. As such, there are actually two different revenue streams generated from the commercial use of music: One for the recording itself, and a second one for the composition.
Just as you’re entitled to compensation when a customer buys something from your business or uses your facilities, recording artists and songwriters are entitled to fair compensation from your use of their creations in your commercial establishment. Rockbot supports the rights of all artists for fair compensation for the use of their works.
For the purposes of this document, a performance of a work includes playing the work from a recording as well as a live performance of the work.
Licensing Terms and Conditions are different from country to country and change frequently, so please follow your customer email communications from Rockbot regularly.
Rockbot offers this information in good faith to assist people who intend to properly license their use of music in their commercial facility. These FAQ’s are not intended to provide legal advice. The laws governing music licensing are highly complex and best managed by professionals with domain expertise. Should you need further assistance, contact your Rockbot Customer Service Representative. We'll help direct you towards experts in this subject matter.