1. A performing rights society shall not enter onto the business premises of a proprietor for the purpose of discussing a contract for the payment of royalties by the proprietor, unless the performing rights society identifies itself to the proprietor and describes to the proprietor the purpose for entering onto the proprietor’s business premises.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 549.3

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Performing rights society: means an association or corporation, including an agent or employee of the association or corporation, that licenses the public performance of a nondramatic musical work on behalf of a copyright owner, including the American society of composers, authors and publishers (ASCAP), broadcast music, inc. See Iowa Code 549.2
  • Proprietor: means the owner of a retail establishment, restaurant, inn, bar, tavern, or any other similar place of business located in this state in which the public may assemble and in which nondramatic musical works may be performed, broadcast, or otherwise transmitted. See Iowa Code 549.2
  • royalties: means the license fee or fees payable by a proprietor to a performing rights society for the public performance of a nondramatic musical work. See Iowa Code 549.2
 2. A performing rights society shall not enter into, or offer to enter into, a contract for the payment of royalties by a proprietor unless at the time of the offer, or any later time, but not later than seventy-two hours prior to the execution of the contract, the performing rights society provides to the proprietor, in writing, all of the following:

 a. A schedule of the rates and terms of royalties under the contract.
 b. Upon the request of the proprietor, the opportunity to review the most current available list of the members or affiliates represented by the performing rights society.
 c. Notice that the performing rights society will make available, upon the written request of a proprietor, at the sole expense of the proprietor, the most current available listing of the copyrighted nondramatic musical or similar works in the performing rights society’s repertory, provided that the notice shall specify the means by which the listing can be secured.
 d. Notice that the performing rights society complies with federal law and orders of courts having appropriate jurisdiction regarding the rates and terms of royalties and the circumstances under which licenses for rights of public performance are offered to any proprietor.