With effect from 1 January 2012, Music Publishers (Singapore) Ltd (“MPS”) has appointed RIPS to provide administrative support in respect of the collection of licence applications, licence fees and issuance of licence certificates for MPS’ Reproduction of Lyrics & Musical Works for Wedding Videography/Photo Montage Licence.

Music Publishers (Singapore) Ltd is a non-commercial non-profit association comprising 12 Music Publisher members in Singapore, namely:

  1. EMI Music Publishing (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  2. Forward Music Publisher Pte Ltd
  3. HIM International Music Pte Ltd
  4. Life Music Publishing Pte Ltd
  5. Music & Melody Music Pte Limited
  6. Peermusic Pacific Pte Ltd
  7. Rock Music Publishing (S) Pte Ltd
  8. Sony Music Publishing (Pte) Ltd
  9. Touch Music Publishing Pte Ltd
  10. Universal Music Publishing Pte Ltd
  11. Universal Music Publishing MGB Singapore Pte Ltd
  12. Warner/Chappell Music Singapore Pte Ltd

Please note that the reproduction of sound recordings, lyrics and/or musical works as background music for wedding videography and/or photo montage requires the consent of the relevant copyright owners.

The implementation of this administrative arrangement will provide members of the public (i.e. wedding couples) and wedding videographers a one-stop licence application service for licences for reproduction of sound recordings as well as lyrics & musical works as background music for wedding videography/photo montages.

Tariffs for the Reproduction of Lyrics and Musical Works as Background Music for Wedding Videography or Photo Montage

(All tariffs are subject to GST at the applicable rate)

MPS Category - 1

Reproduction of Lyrics and Musical Works into a videocassette tape or VCD or DVD as background music by wedding studios for wedding videography or photo montage.

Rate per annum: S$1,500

MPS Category - 2

Reproduction of Lyrics and Musical Works into a videocassette tape or VCD or DVD as background music by freelance wedding videographers for wedding videography or photo montage.

Rate per annum: S$1,500

In the event that the Commencement Date of this Agreement takes place after 1 January, then the Licence Fee payable until 31 December of that year shall be calculated as follows: Licence Fee = M ÷ (Total no. of days in the month of the Commencement Date) x (No. of days remaining in the calendar month of the Commencement Date, including the Commencement Date) + M x (No. of months remaining in the calendar year after the month of the Commencement Date) Where: F = Applicable fee M = (F ÷ 12)

MPS Category - 3

Ad-hoc Licence for Reproduction of Lyrics and Musical Works into a videocassette tape or VCD or DVD as background music by wedding couples for their wedding videography or photo montage.

Rate per Qualifying Wedding Videograph: S$100.00

Notes:

  1. RIPS and/or MPS shall have the sole discretion of determining which category an establishment falls into.
  2. Licensee shall not under any circumstances be entitled to any refund of any part of the Licence Fee, nor shall Licensee, upon the termination of this Agreement or the cessation of Licensee’s business or the relinquishment of the Licence, be entitled to transfer the Licence to any third party, whether in whole of in part.
  3. Annual fee of S$1,500.00 for MPS Category -1 and MPS Category - 2 are for unlimited songs usage. Total number of videocassette tape or VCD or DVD is limited to 2 copies per client.
  4. Ad-hoc Licence fee of S$100.00 for MPS Category - 3 is allowed up to a maximum of 5 songs. Total number of videocassette tape or VCD or DVD is limited to 2 copies only.
  5. There will be strictly no downloads of any of the lyrics and musical works from the wedding videocassette tape or VCD or DVD to any other portable or non-portable devices.
  6. The application will be valid only when the Licence Fee referred to above has been received by MPS through RIPS.
  7. The application is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  8. The application is valid in Singapore only.
  9. The Licence Fee above does not include fees or royalties due to performing rights societies or other licensing bodies. Applicant(s) will be responsible for seeking clearance approval from the other relevant copyright owners for the aspects of sound recordings, public performance etc.
  10. Licensees under MPS Category - 1 and MPS Category – 2 shall provide a detailed report to MPS through RIPS with song title, original artist, composers and date of each wedding videography or photo montage production on a quarterly basis.
  11. Tariffs are payable in advance unless otherwise stated. All tariffs are subject to GST at the applicable rate.
  12. MPS warrants that it has, at the time this Licence is granted, full power and authority to Applicant(s) the Licence and rights therein, on behalf of the Music Publishers listed below:

    EMI Music Publishing (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    Forward Music Publisher Pte Ltd
    HIM International Music Pte Ltd
    Life Music Publishing Pte Ltd
    Music & Melody Music Pte Ltd
    Peermusic Pacific Pte Ltd
    Rock Music Publishing (S) Pte Ltd
    Sony Music Publishing (Pte) Ltd
    Touch Music Publishing Pte Ltd
    Universal Music Publishing Pte Ltd
    Universal Music Publishing MGB Singapore Pte Ltd
    Warner/Chappell Music Singapore Pte Ltd

FORMS & DOWNLOAD

Application Form And Terms & Conditions

Wedding Videography

To apply for a licence, please print and complete the downloaded application form and submit it to Recording Industry Performance Singapore Pte Ltd ("RIPS").

Grant of the Licence for the Reproduction of Lyrics & Musical Works as background music for Wedding Videography is subject to approval and acceptance of the licence application by RIPS and/or MPS and compliance by the licence applicant with all of the terms & conditions appended to the application form (including payment of the licence fees). Each licence applicant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. Downloading the licence application form does not constitute the grant of the licence by RIPS and/or MPS.