To an authorised representative of SAZAS,
I want to explain to you that you do not represent Kesseny ltd or any of it’s artists’ copyrighted material either directly or via any international rights society because we have not signed our rights for collecting of royalties over to any performing rights society in any country.
Kesseny ltd provide ‘royalty free’ music
Internationally to many businesses including retailers, reataurants and hotels with licenses that require them to pay no additional fees for playing our music in public areas.
To explain this in more detail I would like to draw your attention to your Articles of Association (consolidated on the 29th September 2011) whereby in Article 3 you state you exercise the rights of public performance and transmission of copyright works… for foreign authors and copyright holders… based on international conventions and agreements… concluded between foreign organisations for the protection of copyrights of foreign holders.
Since Kesseny music and it’s artists have chosen NOT to assign their copyright to any of these “foreign organizations” we are free to negotiate our own licenses for use of copyright works and master recordings.
As a test example I would like to draw SAZAS’s attention to a piece of music that is owned in copyright of the composition and performance (master recording) by Kesseny ltd who is the owner of Background Music Library.
The test track concerned is ‘September Brown’ by ‘Kesseny’.
If SAZAS represents us (Kesseny) then SAZAS will be able to look up and see which national performing rights society any license earnings this piece of music needs to be sent to so that we would be paid.
This activity will prove that SAZAS do not represent us. If SAZAS would like a longer list of copyright works and artists I can also give that to SAZAS as well.
This is all that should be required for SAZAS to understand they do not represent us and therefore any of Kesseny ltd customers can play our music under direct license to us with no additional performing or copyright royalties to be paid to any rights collecting agency. If SAZAS need any further clarification then I would be happy to clarify further.