Why apply for an IPF, k.o. licence?

Music is a constant companion to life and different events. It is an important factor in creating an atmosphere and affects our perception of time; therefore, the selection of music in public spaces is of great importance. Furthermore, great music may work wonders with your employees, especially in service industry in which music contributes to increased performance and better atmosphere.

Music may affect positively a customer's perception of your business premises - a bar, a store, or an office. A careful selection of music may help relax your customers and make them feel comfortable and at home and therefore more likely to stay longer. There are many factors that influence the level of an individual's well-being, but many studies single out background music as the most important.

Obtaining a licence from IPF, k.o. enables you to meet all your legal obligations towards the IPF, k.o. holders of rights in protected works in a simple and efficient manner. Such license offers a legal access to world's greatest music and numerous genres (jazz, classical, pop, Oberkrainer, rock, etc.). Thus, you will continue to add value to your business and make a valuable impression - with your service accompanied by music.

Each music recording has its owners who have invested great creative effort, time and means to create it. In addition to its authors and performers, the making of a new recording includes many professionals that do not expose themselves on the covers of CDs; nevertheless, sound designers, music producers, and others largely contribute to the final music product and are, therefore, all entitled to an appropriate and proportionate remuneration for their work contributing to their survival. By obtaining an IPF, k.o. licence you contribute to and enable the process of creating music.

If music is
played in a bar,
the amount of time
and money spent by the guests
increases by 38%.

Legal basis

The performers' and phonogram producers' right to remuneration in case of broadcasting and communication of phonograms to the public was acknowledged in 1961 by the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations. Slovenia included the provisions of the Rome Convention in its national legislation more than 30 years later, in 1995, by protecting the rights of the performers and phonogram producers with the Copyright and Related Rights Act (hereinafter referred to as ZASP), by means of which, after a long wait, Slovenia finally joined other EU countries with a long tradition of the performers' and phonogram producers' rights protection.

Zavod za uveljavljanje pravic izvajalcev in proizvajalcev fonogramov Slovenije, k.o. (IPF, k.o.) was established in 1997 and was issued a permit for the collective management of rights of the performers and phonogram producers by the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office in November 2000. IPF, k.o. operates in accordance with the Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights Act (Official Gazette of the RS, no. 63/2016; hereinafter referred to as ZKUASP).