Intellectual property – guidance

Copyright notice: performance of live music

This notice is aimed at individuals and groups who may wish to perform copyright-protected musical works live.

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Copyright notices are published by the Intellectual Property Office to help explain specific areas of copyright in the UK.

This notice provides advice for people who may wish to perform music live. This notice is not meant as a substitute for legal advice on particular cases, but it can help readers understand some of the issues involved. It is not a conclusive view of the law - only a decision of the court can provide that.