Music Licensing

Music Licensing
Update on Credit Notes and Restart of IMRO & PPI Invoicing
IMRO & PPI music rights update for hotels and guesthouses
Irish Music Rights Organisation
IHF Associate Member

IMRO & PPI have been very supportive of the hotel industry during this pandemic by deferring payments and invoicing for all businesses that have been closed since March 2020. IMRO & PPI are planning to restart invoicing and collection activity as follows:

Invoicing and Credit Notes:

  • IMRO will issue renewal invoices that were deferred while you were closed by Friday 16th July.
  • IMRO will also issue credit notes for the period from 26 December 2020 to 2 June 2021 by Friday 16th July.
  • If your business was closed for any period(s) between 15th March 2020 and 26th December 2020, you can claim your IMRO & PPI credit notes by declaring the dates you closed and reopened. The quickest and easiest way to claim your credit note is to register on IMRO’s Self-Service Licencing portal (HERE), where you can complete a simple closure declaration form and IMRO will process any credit notes due./li>
  • If your renewal date was in June 2021, you will already have received your renewal invoice for the period from June 2021 to May 2020./li>
  • If your renewal date is due from July 2021 onwards, you will receive your renewal invoice as normal in that month./li>
  • Customer discounts are available to customers who sign up to Direct Debit Payment. Please contact for details of this discount. Discounts are subject to certain terms and conditions./li>

If your music usage has changed or if you have any other queries about your account or this process, please contact the IMRO Customer First team at

IMRO will recommence collection activities including reinstating direct debit payments from 6th August 2021. If you have any issues, please contact IMRO Customer First Team at

Any member with background music or planning to have live or featured music should have a licence from IMRO / PPI. If you do not already have a license, you can get one by contacting the IMRO Customer First Team at

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