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    STANDARD TARIFFS

    Standard Tariff AP for Amusement Parks Standard Tariff DR for Clinics
    Standard Tariff AV for Hi-Fi Shops, Showrooms Standard Tariff FC for Fitness Centres
    Standard Tariff B for Karaokes Standard Tariff JB for Juke Boxes
    Standard Tariff BC for Bowling Centres Standard Tariff JN for Nightclubs and Ballrooms
    Standard Tariff BG for Billiard Rooms and Games Centres Standard Tariff R for Restaurants, Bars and Cafes
    Standard Tariff BP for Banking Premises Standard Tariff RS for Retail Shops and Department Stores
    Standard Tariff BS for Beauty Salons Standard Tariff SC for Shopping Centre Concourses
    Standard Tariff C for Cinemas Standard Tariff SL for Hair Salons
    Standard Tariff D for Discotheques Standard Tariff SR for Skating Rinks

    • STANDARD TARIFF AP FOR AMUSEMENT PARKS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      For record-player(s) $3,317
      For each relay point $33

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    • STANDARD TARIFF AV FOR HI-FI SHOPS, SHOWROOMS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 200 sq.ft. $830
      201 to 500 sq.ft. $1,106
      501 to 1,000 sq.ft. $1,659
      From 1,001 up to 2,000 sq.ft., for each additional 250 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $397
      From 2,001 up to 5,000 sq.ft., for each additional 500 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $684
      Thereafter, for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $903

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    • STANDARD TARIFF B FOR KARAOKES
      The royalty payable for a licence shall be assessed by aggregating the royalties as calculated under (i) to (iii):
      (i) Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
           Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
           For the first 200 seats, for each seat $38
           Thereafter, for each additional seat $25

      (ii) Karaoke Performance Annual Royalty Rate
            Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
            For the first 50 seats (or part thereof), for each hour of performance $3.16
            Over 50 seats, for each hour of performance per seat $0.078

      (iii) Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
            No. of Video Screens  
            For the first video screen $3,259
            For each additional video screen $326

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    • STANDARD TARIFF BC BOWLING CENTRES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      No. of Bowling Lanes  
      For the first 20 bowling lanes, for each bowling lane $212
      Thereafter up to 30 bowling lanes, for each additional bowling lane $170
      Thereafter, for each additional bowling lane $136

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      For each video screen $424

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    • STANDARD TARIFF BG FOR BILLIARD ROOMS AND GAMES CENTRES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 1,000 sq.ft. $1,171
      From 1,001 up to 2,000 sq.ft., for each additional 250 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $268
      From 2,001 up to 5,000 sq.ft., for each additional 500 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $468
      From 5,001 up to 10,000 sq.ft., for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $602
      From 10,001 up to 20,000 sq.ft., for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $468
      Thereafter, for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $346

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    • STANDARD TARIFF BP FOR BANKING PREMISES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      For the first 500 employees:  
      The royalty per day, for each hour (or part thereof), for each unit of 25 employees (or part thereof) $0.30
      For employees thereafter:  
      The royalty per day, for each hour (or part thereof), for each unit of 25 employees (or part thereof) $0.20
      For visitors:  
      The royalty per day, for each unit of 100 visitors (or part thereof) $3.06

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $1,995
      For each additional video screen $571

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    • STANDARD TARIFF BS FOR BEAUTY SALONS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
      Not exceeding 4 beds/seats $718
      5 to 7 beds/seats $957
      8 to 10 beds/seats $1,340
      Thereafter, for each additional 5 beds/seats (or part thereof) $239

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Additional royalty on top of background music (mechanical performance) shall be levied:  
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $600
      For each additional video screen $300

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    • STANDARD TARIFF C FOR CINEMAS

      0.2% on gross box office receipt


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    • STANDARD TARIFF D FOR DISCOTHEQUES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Seating and Standing Capacity  
      Not exceeding 50 persons $9,987
      For each additional 10 persons (or part thereof) $1,816

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Additional royalty on top of background music (mechanical performance) shall be levied:  
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $1,640
      For each additional video screen $656

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    • STANDARD TARIFF DR FOR CLINICS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 100 sq.ft $400
      101 sq.ft. to 150 sq.ft. $500
      151 sq.ft. to 200 sq.ft. $600
      Thereafter, for each additional 100 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $50

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Additional royalty on top of background music (mechanical performance) shall be levied:  
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $375
      For each additional video screen $150

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    • STANDARD TARIFF FC FOR FITNESS CENTRES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 500 sq.ft. $924
      501 sq.ft. - 1,000 sq.ft. $1,386
      1,001 sq.ft. - 1,250 sq.ft. $1,717
      1,251 sq.ft. - 1,500 sq.ft. $2,048
      1,501 sq.ft. - 1,750 sq.ft. $2,379
      1,751 sq.ft. - 2,000 sq.ft. $2,710
      2,001 sq.ft. - 2,500 sq.ft. $3,281
      2,501 sq.ft. - 3,000 sq.ft. $3,852
      3,001 sq.ft. - 3,500 sq.ft. $4,423
      3,501 sq.ft. - 4,000 sq.ft. $4,993
      4,001 sq.ft. - 4,500 sq.ft. $5,564
      4,501 sq.ft. - 5,000 sq.ft. $6,135
      5,001 sq.ft. - 6,000 sq.ft. $6,889
      6,001 sq.ft. - 7,000 sq.ft. $7,643
      7,001 sq.ft. - 8,000 sq.ft. $8,396
      8,001 sq.ft. - 9,000 sq.ft. $9,150
      9,001 sq.ft. - 10,000 sq.ft. $9,904
      Thereafter, for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $423

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      (i) Screen diagonal not exceeding 50 inches:  
            For the first video screen $2,100
            For each additional video screen $601
      (ii) Screen diagonal exceeding 50 inches:  
            Screen diagonal exceeding 50 inches but not exceeding 100 inches, for each video screen $3,303
            Screen diagonal exceeding 100 inches, for each video screen $4,959
      (iii) Surcharge:  
             Total Floor Area exceeding 1,000 sq.ft., each additional 500 sq.ft. (or part thereof) of Floor Area $601
      For the area where dancing (including aerobic dancing) is conducted, an additional 20% will be charged on top of the royalty calculated above.  

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    • STANDARD TARIFF JB FOR JUKE BOXES
        Annual Royalty Rate
      For each audio juke box $1,649
      For each video juke box (screen diagonal no greater than 26 inches) $2,136
      For each video juke box (screen diagonal greater than 26 inches) $2,637

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    • STANDARD TARIFF JN FOR NIGHTCLUBS AND BALLROOMS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) only Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
      Not exceeding 40 seats $2,505
      For each additional 10 seats (or part thereof) $655
      Where daily operation-hours exceeds 8 hours, the fees are increased by 10%.  

      Live Music Performance only Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
      Not exceeding 40 seats $3,854
      For each additional 10 seats (or part thereof) $1,002
      Where daily operation-hours exceeds 8 hours, the fees are increased by 10%.  

      Live Music Performance & Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
      Not exceeding 40 seats $5,203
      For each additional 10 seats (or part thereof) $1,195
      Where daily operation-hours exceeds 8 hours, the fees are increased by 10%.  

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $1,927
      For each additional video screen $385
      Where daily operation-hours exceeds 8 hours, the fees are increased by 10%.  

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    • STANDARD TARIFF R FOR RESTAURANTS, BARS AND CAFES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
      Not exceeding 25 seats $733
      Exceeding 25 seats but not exceeding 100 seats, for each seat $31
      Thereafter up to 200 seats, for each additional seat $25
      Thereafter, for each additional seat $19

      Live Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      whichever is higher:  
      (i) 2% on annual sum of expenditure on the provision of live music; or
       
      (ii) For the first 50 seats (or part thereof), for each hour of performance
      Over 50 seats, for each hour of performance per seat
      $3.16
      $0.078

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $2,875
      For each additional video screen $288
      An additional royalty of 50% of the royalty(ies) in respect of the mode(s) of music performance for dancing shall be levied.  

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    • STANDARD TARIFF RS FOR RETAIL SHOPS AND DEPARTMENT STORES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 200 sq.ft. $693
      201 sq.ft. - 500 sq.ft. $924
      501 sq.ft. - 1,000 sq.ft. $1,386
      1,001 sq.ft. - 1,250 sq.ft. $1,717
      1,251 sq.ft. - 1,500 sq.ft.. $2,048
      1,501 sq.ft. - 1,750 sq.ft. $2,379
      1,751 sq.ft. - 2,000 sq.ft. $2,710
      2,001 sq.ft. - 2,500 sq.ft. $3,281
      2,501 sq.ft. - 3,000 sq.ft. $3,852
      3,001 sq.ft. - 3,500 sq.ft. $4,423
      3,501 sq.ft. - 4,000 sq.ft. $4,993
      4,001 sq.ft. - 4,500 sq.ft. $5,564
      4,501 sq.ft. - 5,000 sq.ft. $6,135
      5,001 sq.ft. - 6,000 sq.ft. $6,889
      6,001 sq.ft. - 7,000 sq.ft. $7,643
      7,001 sq.ft. - 8,000 sq.ft. $8,396
      8,001 sq.ft. - 9,000 sq.ft. $9,150
      9,001 sq.ft. - 10,000 sq.ft. $9,904
      10,001 sq.ft. - 11,000 sq.ft. $10,475
      11,001 sq.ft. - 12,000 sq.ft. $11,046
      12,001 sq.ft. - 13,000 sq.ft. $11,616
      13,001 sq.ft. - 14,000 sq.ft. $12,187
      14,001 sq.ft. - 15,000 sq.ft. $12,758
      15,001 sq.ft. - 16,000 sq.ft. $13,329
      16,001 sq.ft. - 17,000 sq.ft. $13,900
      17,001 sq.ft. - 18,000 sq.ft. $14,470
      18,001 sq.ft. - 19,000 sq.ft. $15,041
      19,001 sq.ft. - 20,000 sq.ft. $15,612
      Thereafter, for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $423

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      (i) Screen diagonal not exceeding 50 inches:  
           For the first video screen $1,050
           For each additional video screen $601
      (ii) Screen diagonal exceeding 50 inches:  
            Screen diagonal exceeding 50 inches but not exceeding 100 inches, for each video screen $3,303
            Screen diagonal exceeding 100 inches, for each video screen $4,959
      (iii) Surcharge:  
             Total Floor Area exceeding 500 sq.ft., each additional 500 sq.ft. (or part thereof) of Floor Area $601

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    • STANDARD TARIFF SC FOR SHOPPING CENTRE CONCOURSES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 200 sq.m. $1,927
      Thereafter up to 2,000 sq.m., for each additional 100 sq.m. (or part thereof) $617
      Thereafter up to 5,000 sq.m., for each additional 100 sq.m. (or part thereof) $586
      Thereafter up to 10,000 sq.m., for each additional 100 sq.m. (or part thereof) $556
      Thereafter, for each additional 100 sq.m. (or part thereof) $529

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Additional royalty on top of background music (mechanical performance) shall be levied:  
      For each video screen $250

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    • STANDARD TARIFF SL FOR HAIR SALONS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
      Not exceeding 5 seats $761
      6 to 10 seats $1,222
      11 to 20 seats $1,745
      Thereafter, for each additional 10 seats (or part thereof) $465

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Additional royalty on top of background music (mechanical performance) shall be levied:  
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $600
      For each additional video screen $300

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    • STANDARD TARIFF SR FOR SKATING RINKS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      For each unit of 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) of skating rink per operation-hour $1.59

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    • REMARKS
    1. All the above Standard Tariffs have been registered with the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Copyright Ordinance (Certificate of Registration No. 20020001 issued to CASH on 2 July 2002).
    2. All the above annual royalty rates are related to the base figure of 75.4 (2014/2015-based) of Consumer Price Index (B) published by the Census and Statistics Department for January 2002 and are subject to adjustment in proportion to changes in that index figure for the month three months preceding the date on which the adjusted annual royalties are to be calculated.
    Example:
    Annual Royalties for the Licence Year commencing on 1 Jan 2016:
     
    = Annual Royalties calculated by
    applying the above Royalty Rates
    x 102.0 [CPI(B) for Oct 2015]
    ------------------------------------
    75.4 [CPI(B) for Jan 2002]
    3. Please refer to the full text of the Standard Tariffs for other terms and conditions.
    4. Please use our Tariff Calculator to calculate the amount of annual royalties payable.


     

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