Audio Manufacture Licence - Australian Government


You will need this licence if you intend to reproduce music in CD, vinyl, DVD, karaoke or digital download formats.

This licence authorises the reproduction of music for:

  • retail sale
  • sale at performances
  • demo / audition
  • background music
  • educational purposes.

This licence is suited to:

  • distributors
  • record labels
  • artists.

This licence legally authorises the reproduction and communication 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Other resources

Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Lodgement process


Please lodge your completed application with the agency.

Administering agency

Australasian Performing Right Association

Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society

Revenue and Licensing

Contact details

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