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    ROYALTY CHARGE SCHEDULES

    Hi-Fi Shops, Showrooms Fitness Centres
    Karaokes Restaurants, Bars and Cafes
    Bowling Centres Retail Shops and Department Stores
    Billiard Rooms and Games Centres Shopping Centre
    Banking Premises Hair Salons
    Beauty Salons and SPA Centres Skating Rinks
    Clinics  

    • HI-FI SHOPS, SHOWROOMS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) and Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 200 sq.ft. $1,126
      201 sq.ft. up to 500 sq.ft. $1,500
      501 sq.ft. up to 1,000 sq.ft. $2,250
      From 1,001 up to 2,000 sq.ft., for each additional 250 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $538
      From 2,001 up to 5,000 sq.ft., for each additional 500 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $928
      Thereafter, for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $1,225

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • KARAOKES
      The royalty payable 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 $51
           Thereafter, for each additional seat $33

      (ii) Karaoke Performance Annual Royalty Rate
            For the first 50 seats (or part thereof), for each hour of performance (or part         thereof) $4.28
            Over 50 seats, for each hour of performance (or part thereof) per seat $0.105

      (iii) Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
            No. of Video Screens  
            For the first video screen $4,421
            For each additional video screen $442

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    • BOWLING CENTRES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      No. of Bowling Lanes  
      For the first 20 bowling lanes, for each bowling lane $287
      Thereafter up to 30 bowling lanes, for each additional bowling lane $230
      Thereafter, for each additional bowling lane $184

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      For each video screen $575

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    • BILLIARD ROOMS AND GAMES CENTRES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) and Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 1,000 sq.ft. $1,588
      From 1,001 up to 2,000 sq.ft., for each additional 250 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $363
      From 2,001 up to 5,000 sq.ft., for each additional 500 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $634
      From 5,001 up to 10,000 sq.ft., for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $816
      From 10,001 up to 20,000 sq.ft., for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $634
      Thereafter, for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $469

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • BANKING PREMISES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      For the first 500 employees:  
      Royalty per day, for each hour (or part thereof), for each unit of 25 employees (or part thereof) $0.40
      For employees thereafter:  
      Royalty per day, for each hour (or part thereof), for each unit of 25 employees (or part thereof) $0.27
      For visitors:  
      Royalty per day, for each unit of 100 visitors (or part thereof) $4.15

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $2,706
      For each additional video screen $774

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • BEAUTY SALONS AND SPA CENTRES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
      Not exceeding 4 beds/seats $974
      5 to 7 beds/seats $1,298
      8 to 10 beds/seats $1,818
      Thereafter, for each additional 5 beds/seats (or part thereof) $324

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Additional royalty on top of background music (mechanical performance) shall be charged:  
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $814
      For each additional video screen $407

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • CLINICS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 100 sq.ft $542
      101 sq.ft. to 150 sq.ft. $678
      151 sq.ft. to 200 sq.ft. $814
      Thereafter, for each additional 100 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $67

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Additional royalty on top of background music (mechanical performance) shall be charged:  
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $508
      For each additional video screen $203

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • FITNESS CENTRES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 500 sq.ft. $1,253
      501 sq.ft. - 1,000 sq.ft. $1,880
      1,001 sq.ft. - 1,250 sq.ft. $2,329
      1,251 sq.ft. - 1,500 sq.ft. $2,778
      1,501 sq.ft. - 1,750 sq.ft. $3,227
      1,751 sq.ft. - 2,000 sq.ft. $3,676
      2,001 sq.ft. - 2,500 sq.ft. $4,451
      2,501 sq.ft. - 3,000 sq.ft. $5,226
      3,001 sq.ft. - 3,500 sq.ft. $6,000
      3,501 sq.ft. - 4,000 sq.ft. $6,774
      4,001 sq.ft. - 4,500 sq.ft. $7,549
      4,501 sq.ft. - 5,000 sq.ft. $8,323
      5,001 sq.ft. - 6,000 sq.ft. $9,346
      6,001 sq.ft. - 7,000 sq.ft. $10,369
      7,001 sq.ft. - 8,000 sq.ft. $11,391
      8,001 sq.ft. - 9,000 sq.ft. $12,414
      9,001 sq.ft. - 10,000 sq.ft. $13,437
      Thereafter, for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $573

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      (i) Screen diagonal not exceeding 50 inches:  
            For the first video screen $2,849
            For each additional video screen $815
      (ii) Screen diagonal exceeding 50 inches:  
             Screen diagonal exceeding 50 inches but not exceeding 100 inches, for each
             video screen
      $4,481
            Screen diagonal exceeding 100 inches, for each video screen $6,728
      (iii) Surcharge:  
             Total Floor Area exceeding 1,000 sq.ft., each additional 500 sq.ft. (or part
             thereof) of Floor Area
      $815

      Dancing Facilities  
             For the area where dancing is conducted, an additional 20% will be
             charged on top of the royalty calculated above.
       

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    • RESTAURANTS, BARS AND CAFES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
      Not exceeding 25 seats $994
      Exceeding 25 seats but not exceeding 100 seats, for each seat $42
      Thereafter up to 200 seats, for each additional seat $33
      Thereafter, for each additional seat $25

      Live Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      whichever is higher:  
      (i) 2% on annual expenditure for 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
      $4.28
      $0.105

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $3,900
      For each additional video screen $390

      Dancing Facilities  
      An additional royalty of 50% of the royalty(ies) in respect of the mode(s) of music performance for dancing shall be charged  

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • RETAIL SHOPS AND DEPARTMENT STORES
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 200 sq.ft. $940
      201 sq.ft. - 500 sq.ft. $1,253
      501 sq.ft. - 1,000 sq.ft. $1,880
      1,001 sq.ft. - 1,250 sq.ft. $2,329
      1,251 sq.ft. - 1,500 sq.ft.. $2,778
      1,501 sq.ft. - 1,750 sq.ft. $3,227
      1,751 sq.ft. - 2,000 sq.ft. $3,676
      2,001 sq.ft. - 2,500 sq.ft. $4,451
      2,501 sq.ft. - 3,000 sq.ft. $5,226
      3,001 sq.ft. - 3,500 sq.ft. $6,000
      3,501 sq.ft. - 4,000 sq.ft. $6,774
      4,001 sq.ft. - 4,500 sq.ft. $7,549
      4,501 sq.ft. - 5,000 sq.ft. $8,323
      5,001 sq.ft. - 6,000 sq.ft. $9,346
      6,001 sq.ft. - 7,000 sq.ft. $10,369
      7,001 sq.ft. - 8,000 sq.ft. $11,391
      8,001 sq.ft. - 9,000 sq.ft. $12,414
      9,001 sq.ft. - 10,000 sq.ft. $13,437
      10,001 sq.ft. - 11,000 sq.ft. $14,212
      11,001 sq.ft. - 12,000 sq.ft. $14,986
      12,001 sq.ft. - 13,000 sq.ft. $15,760
      13,001 sq.ft. - 14,000 sq.ft. $16,534
      14,001 sq.ft. - 15,000 sq.ft. $17,309
      15,001 sq.ft. - 16,000 sq.ft. $18,084
      16,001 sq.ft. - 17,000 sq.ft. $18,859
      17,001 sq.ft. - 18,000 sq.ft. $19,632
      18,001 sq.ft. - 19,000 sq.ft. $20,407
      19,001 sq.ft. - 20,000 sq.ft. $21,181
      Thereafter, for each additional 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) $573

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      (i) Screen diagonal not exceeding 50 inches:  
           For the first video screen $1,424
           For each additional video screen $815
      (ii) Screen diagonal exceeding 50 inches:  
            Screen diagonal exceeding 50 inches but not exceeding 100 inches, for each
            video screen
      $4,481
            Screen diagonal exceeding 100 inches, for each video screen $6,728
      (iii) Surcharge:  
            Total Floor Area exceeding 500 sq.ft., each additional 500 sq.ft. (or part
            thereof) of Floor Area
      $815

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • SHOPPING CENTRE
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Floor Area  
      Not exceeding 200 sq.m. $2,614
      Thereafter up to 2,000 sq.m., for each additional 100 sq.m. (or part thereof) $837
      Thereafter up to 5,000 sq.m., for each additional 100 sq.m. (or part thereof) $795
      Thereafter up to 10,000 sq.m., for each additional 100 sq.m. (or part thereof) $754
      Thereafter, for each additional 100 sq.m. (or part thereof) $717

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Additional royalty on top of background music (mechanical performance) shall be charged:  
      For each video screen $339

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • HAIR SALONS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) Annual Royalty Rate
      Maximum Accommodation Capacity  
      Not exceeding 5 seats $1,032
      6 to 10 seats $1,657
      11 to 20 seats $2,367
      Thereafter, for each additional 10 seats (or part thereof) $630

      Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      Additional royalty on top of background music (mechanical performance) shall be charged:  
      No. of Video Screens  
      For the first video screen $814
      For each additional video screen $407

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • SKATING RINKS
      Background Music (Mechanical Performance) and Visual Music Performance Annual Royalty Rate
      For each unit of 1,000 sq.ft. (or part thereof) of skating rink per operation-hour (or part thereof) $2.15

      Royalties Calculator Full Doc Version
       
    • REMARKS
    1. All the above Standard Royalty Charge Schedules 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 royalty rates are related to the base figure of 102.3 (2014/2015-based) of the Consumer Price Index B published by the Census and Statistics Department for April 2016 and are subject to adjustment in proportion to changes in that index figure for the month three months preceding the date upon which the annual royalty falls due for payment in respect of the year for which the revised annual royalty is calculated.
    Example:
    Annual Royalties for the Licence Year commencing on 1 Apr 2017:
     
    = Annual Royalty Rate(s) x 103.7 [CPI(B) for Jan 2017]
    ------------------------------------
    102.3 [CPI(B) for Apr 2016]
    3. Please refer to the full text of Royalty Charge Schedules for other terms and conditions


     

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