Any person or corporation causing or authorizing a public performance in the Philippines of any copyrighted music belonging to FILSCAP’s worldwide repertoire must obtain a public performance license from FILSCAP.
Although FILSCAP is primarily comprised of Filipino composers and publishers, we protect over 20 million copyrighted local and foreign works. That’s approximately 90% of the copyrighted musical works currently being played or performed in the country. This means that chances are, your establishment plays or performs music from our ever-increasing repertoire.
A public performance license is needed regardless of whether the music is performed live or by recorded means and irrespective of whether a fee for admission to that performance is charged or not.