Showing movies or TV in your establishment? Do you have cable or satellite TV on for most of the day? Maybe your cafe curates a weekly themed movie night? Does your restaurant host watch parties for popular TV shows? Is the TV in your bar tuned to whatever the bartender likes—or whatever a patron requests? Did you know situations like these require a public performance license?
Copyrighted content is intended for personal, private use only. Exhibitions at your establishment require a license. The Umbrella License offers a simple, affordable solution to copyright compliance.
It’s simple. With the Umbrella License you can show unlimited movies, TV and other audiovisual content with the assurance of copyright compliance. Obtain content on your own in any legal format including, but not limited to, broadcast, cable or satellite television, DVD, Blu-ray, download, or streaming services. There is no obligation to report the titles shown. Just complete an application and you’ll be on your way.
Under the Umbrella License you will find content from every genre. MPLC provides annual copyright coverage for more than 1,000 rights holders, ranging from major Hollywood studios to children’s, independent, television, special interest, and international producers with only a few title exclusions.