Malls, bars, restaurants in Delhi to pay for playing music
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 18:42
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the top restaurants, malls and bars in the national capital to pay license fee to Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL), licensing arm of Indian Music Industry (IMI), for the songs played by them.

"It is directed that till next date of hearing the defendents (restaurants, malls, bars) are hereby permitted to the use of reproduction, broadcast to the public literary and musical works ... by paying a license fee," a single member vacation bench of Justice Mukta Gupta said.

Among the restaurants, malls and bars are Tivoli Garden Resort, Tonic, Parikrama Restaurant, Hotel City Park, RPM Max, Qashqai, Baci, DLF Promende, Tabula Rasa, Polka Restobar, Blanco, Tao Lounge bar, Ansal Plaza, Black, Addiction, Lovely Obsessions and Reverb.

The court's direction came on a plea filed by PPL which contended it was entitled to license fee for the music played by restaurants, malls and bars on the occasion of New Year.

The court directed the restaurants, malls and bars would continue to pay the license fee fixed by the court in September 2005 along with a 15 percent addition.

It also directed restaurants, malls and bars to maintain proper accounts of the music over the amount charges and file an affidavit within one week.


First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 18:42

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