Digital and Online Music Service Licence - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to play or make available recorded music online. The licence you must apply for will depend on the activities you intend to undertake. The types of activities covered by these licences are:

  • services that will make $12 000 or less annually
  • subscription-based interactive music services
  • podcasts that are not 100% music (and are usually free for the general public)
  • services that provide permanent digital copies of musical works or music videos
  • looped background music for websites
  • showreels
  • social media and user-generated content
  • videos on demand.

Each licence type covers one of these activities only.

Please note that there are different licensing regimes in Australia regarding the reproduction and playing of music and music videos that are protected by copyright.

This licence covers online music usage only. Please note that depending on the nature of your activities you may also be required to hold a licence with the PPCA or ARIA. It is recommended you discuss your licensing needs with all three Agencies prior to applying.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

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

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary dependant on the activity you are applying for. Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Mini Online Licence Agreement (Opens in new window)
Apply All Online Showreels Licence Agreement - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Subscription-Funded Interactive Music Service Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All Digital Download Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All Podcast Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All Looped Background Music Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All User Generated Content and Social Media Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All Videos on Demand Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 AG

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 1969 AG

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.

Enquiries, Licensing Services

Revenue and Licensing

Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society

Australasian Performing Right Association

Operating address: 16 Mountain Street
Ultimo
New South Wales 2007
Mailing address: Locked Bag 5000
Strawberry Hills
New South Wales 2012
Phone: 1300 852 388
Phone: 02 9935 7900
Email: licence@apra.com.au