Here Are The Shocking New Tariffs For Playing Music In Public In Zimbabwe

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New Tariffs For Playing Music In Public In Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans will be shocked to learn that they will now need to fork out United States Dollars if they want to play local music at public events or their business premises. This comes after the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA) released it’ new tariff schedule which has shockingly high United States Dollar amounts.


New Tariffs For Playing Music In Public In Zimbabwe

ZIMURA is an association of composers and publishers of music that was created with the purpose of protecting the rights of musicians under the copyright law. The organisation n protects the performing rights of authors and collects royalties on their behalf as under the law, no one is allowed to conduct a public performance of music without the prior permission of the author.

However, the new tariffs which were released by ZIMURA seem to be on the high side and worse, the tariffs are all in United States Dollars in a country where most people earn in the local Zimbabwe Dollar. The minimum tariff is US$10 while the maximum tariff is US$1000. It is also important to note that lovebirds will have to fork out a massive US$300 in order to play music at their wedding ceremonies.

Below are some of the new ZIMURA tariffs for playing music in public, in Zimbabwe:

Record Bar ………………………………………………………… US$50.00

Artists Performing Copyright Music …………………….. US$50.00

Video Club ………………………………………………………… US$100.00

Reception Area/Waiting Rooms ……………………………. US$50.00

Banks/Banking Halls ……………………………………………US$300.00

Office …………………………………………………………….….. US$10.00

Shopping Malls (Outside Background Music) ………….US$1000.00

Takeaways ……………………………………………………..…..U$50.00

Kiosk/Tuckshop …………………………………………………….US$25.00

Restaurant/Cafe ……………………………………………………. US$250.00

Hotel ……………………………………………………………………US$500.00

Lodges/Guest Houses ……………………………………………..US$150.00

Canteen ………………………………………………………………. US$100.00

Bar ………………………………………………………………………..US$150.00

Bottle Store …………………………………………………………….US$50.00

Night Club ……………………………………………………………..US$150.00

Sports Bar ……………………………………………………………. US$200.00

Sports Club …………………………………………………………. US$300.00

Country Club ………………………………………………………… US$300.00

Beer Hall ……………………………………………………………… US$150.00

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