limited variety of audio options?
music not matching your brand or business surrounding?
Not creating a better ambience for your business?
Suitable music for local market?
Are you looking for Cantopop, Mandopop, J-Pop or K-Pop?
Illegal reproduction of music
In December 2013, HK Customs & Excise took action against a technology company for illegal reproduction of karaoke music videos. 5 pubs which used the illegally reproduced music were also raided. Not only the proprietor & staff of the technology company, but also staff of the pubs were arrested, and systems loaded with infringing songs were seized.
Message from HK Customs & Excise at a press conference on 15th December 2013:- “commercial establishments that use of infringing work in the course of their business will constitute a criminal offence and is subject to prosecution, and the maximum penalty is 4 years’ imprisonment and a fine of HK$50,000 per infringing copy.”
Spotify, MOOV, KKBOX, EOL Asia, itunes are some of the legitimate and popular music services. However, using these music services or purchasing digital music is generally for personal and non-commercial use. If you are playing music from these “customer based” music services in your business, you may have already violated the terms of service and may be liable for copyright infringement.
If you have any questions about the music playing in your stores or how licensing applies to your business, give us a call at 2520-7033.