Approval to Provide Music Online or Via Mobile Devices - Australian Government


You require this licence if you intend to play copyrighted music or offer music services online or via mobile devices. This licence legally authorises the use of music obtained via:

  • subscription funded interactive music services
  • digital download
  • video on demand
  • showreels
  • user generated content
  • social media.
A licence legally authorises the public performance of copyrighted music from within the Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) global inventory of registered songs (called works), sound recordings and music videos.

You would obtain a licence from OneMusic Australia depending on the type of business or organisation you are operating and this covers the rights of the above two organisations.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • apply using the relevant form; and
  • pay the appropriate licence fee.

If you earn less than $12,000 a year from your music use then you are eligible to apply for a low-cost licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.


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Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australasian Performing Right Association

Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society

Revenue and Licensing

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing Services

Revenue and Licensing

Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society

Australasian Performing Right Association

Phone: 1300 852 388
Phone: 02 9935 7900