The licence fee is calculated on the basis of the size of the area open to visitors (measured in square metres) and the number of days the club is open during the week. For concerts, the royalties depend on the income from ticket sales.
For a live performance (a band or an artist) in a nightclub or discotheque, a repertoire report shall be submitted in addition to the financial report, which can be found at the following website http://rep.eau.org.
The licence fee is calculated on the basis of the size of the area open to visitors (measured in square metres), the number of days the club is open during the week or months and and whether music is also performed live. For concerts, the royalties depend on the income from ticket sales.
Music played in clubs
|Area open to visitors||Opened|
1-2 days per week
|+ add a single day on|
a week or a single event a month
|m²||€/per month||€ /per time||€/per day|
|kuni 50||53 €/per month||14 €/per time||20 €/dper day|
|51-100||106 €/per month||27 €/per time||22 €/per day|
|101-200||141 €/per month||36 €/per time||25 €/per day|
|201‒300||176 €/per month||45 €/per time||28 €/per day|
|301‒400||211 €/per month||53 €/per time||33 €/per day|
|401‒500||281 €/per month||71 €/per time||36 €/per day|
|501‒600||298 €/per month||75 €/per time||40 €/per day|
|* iga järgmise 100 m² pealt lisandub||+28 €/per month||+8 €/per time||+5 €/per day|
Club – an entertainment establishment where dancing and music-related entertainment have priority over catering and where, as a rule, entry is paid.
Live music – music that has been sung, played or performed in another way directly, i.e. in a live performance, except in the case of a concert.
Concert – a pre-announced entertainment event where musical works are performed live by a performer/ensemble, i.e. directly, and tickets are sold at a higher price than the usual club entrance fee.
Concert organizer – the club itself or another person who has rented the club’s premises to organize a concert.
Concert in club
|Žanr||Percentage of income||Minimum fee for one concert|
|1. Symphonic and vocal symphonic works||9%||30 €|
|2. Chamber and choral music||7%||30 €|
|3. Public performance of pop, rock, and jazz music and variety shows or other genres (not mentioned in points 1 and 2)||5%||30 €|
NB! The licence fee rates shown here do not include the amount of VAT to be added by the EAÜ under the Value-Added Tax Act, which is calculated on the EAÜ’s commission and shown as a separate line on the invoice submitted by the EAÜ.
The royalty rates herein are effective from 1 April 2023.
Contact persons for the EAÜ public performance licensing department
Public performance of musical works; live performance, concerts (region: Tallinn), licensing
Public performance of musical works; restaurants, pubs, clubs (outside of Tallinn), licensing