COSCAP Licensing Policies
Waivers & Discounts
The policy of COSCAP is that licence fees are paid on all tickets with the general exclusion of 2% of the total, which are treated as complimentary.
COSCAP offers special general rates for official activities of schools. However, the application of these rates is subject to the verification of event details.
If you are planning to produce a concert, fete, fair or other public event with or without an admission fee where music will be performed by live or recorded means, then, as with other users of music, you will require a public performance licence from COSCAP. It is recognised that there are many types of events and COSCAP has a schedule of tariffs in order to ensure that you are granted the licence that best meets your needs and the intended type of music use.
The process for applying and obtaining a licence is very simple. Before the event takes place, you should complete and return an application form to COSCAP providing details such as where the event will take place, cost of admission, the capacity of the venue and the number of tickets printed as well as the type of music that will be performed. COSCAP will process the application and provide you with a pro-forma invoice and draft contract. Upon payment the licence is executed and a receipt of payment provided.
It is important for licensees to note that as a condition of the grant of a licence, you may be required to provide COSCAP representatives access to the event and a running order of the music performed. The information gathered enables COSCAP to distribute royalties more accurately to the owners of the music actually used.