High Court has issued ruling in the 'Dance Case'


On Friday 12 November, the High Court issued its judgment on the 'Dance case'. The appeal by the Dance organisers was rejected, putting an end to years of legal proceedings. The case concerned fair renumeration for playing commercial phonograms at dance events. The opinion of the court is that it is reasonable to assume a Sena repertoire share of 60%. The court has taken as a starting point that there is no proportional relationship between 'ticket price' and 'price per visitor'. As a result of this ruling, the fair remuneration has been fixed at a rate of 1.625% of the receipts for 60% Sena repertoire.

Sena is confident that together with the Dance organisers they can now reach a constructive settlement for past events and draw up clear agreements for the future.