Do I have to pay for music at my party?

Are you planning a wedding, birthday or company party? Then music is a must. But are you allowed to play music at these events? The general rule is that you can play music at a party if you have permission. To get permission, you need to pay a fee to BumaStemra.

An exception to the rule applies when your guests are family, friends or similar, and no entrance fee is charged for the party. If that’s the case, you don’t have to ask permission to play music. But keep in mind that this exception only applies if all guests have a mutual or family relationship with each other, for example, invited guests at a birthday or wedding. Please note: this does not include a company party. A licence is required for this.

If you have any questions about an upcoming event, please contact us on 023-7997801 or