PROPHON with Training on Enforcement of Public Performance Rights at Stara Zagora Municipality

16 January '19

Following Varna, Velingrad, Kyustendil, and Vratza, PROPHON experts delivered training for municipality inspectors in Stara Zagora in connection with the decentralisation of control in the field of public performance.

Stara Zagora is another city to have training by PROPHON in connection with the amendments to the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act adopted in March 2018. According to the changes, the control over public performance of music shall be decentralised, and compliance checks concerning authorised use of the repertoire played in bars, restaurants, cafés, shopping malls, fitness clubs and other public venues will be done not just by the Ministry of Culture but by municipality inspectors too.

At the training event our experts presented the upgraded platform MusicPro to the Deputy Mayor for Municipal Property, Economic Policy, Sports, and Tourism Ms Krassimira Chahova. The platform allows business owners to calculate themselves the amounts due for the music they use. It also serves as ‘one-stop-shop’ for filing applications for agreements both with PROPHON and Musicautor.