As a passenger ship (note; not a cruise ship) we sail port to port, country to country, and in each place we go we run cultural events and conferences for the local people on board in our conference room and theatre. We also have a visitor deck where members of the public can buy books.
We are registered in Malta, but operate globally. Obviously we have/need a licence to use music on board in our events for performances etc. My question is; is there a specific licence for use on ships as they operate internationally? Or is having a licence for Malta (PRS for Music) all that we need?
Put another way; Does a licence for the country we are registered in cover us everywhere? Or do we need to update our licence in every country that we go to?
Also do we need an additional licence to put our own performance/media content to music?