Licence to Broadcast Music - Australian Government

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to transmit protected sound recordings or music videos via a broadcast service, including:

  • a radio broadcast
  • a free-to-air television broadcast
  • a subscription television broadcasters
  • all other holders of class licences under the Broadcasting Services Act.

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:

  • Licensing in relation to the composition, or musical work, is administered by the Australasian Performing Right Association / Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society, (APRA AMCOS).
  • Licensing in relation to the recording (for example, the CD or music in other formats) is administered by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA) and the Australian Record Industry Association Limited (ARIA).

This licence covers the sound recording only. Please note that depending on the nature of your activities you may also be required to hold a licence with APRA. It is recommended that 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.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on eligibility criteria.

Duration

Variable.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Licence Application Form - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 AG

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 1969 AG

Administering agency

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Ltd

Contact details

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

PPCA Licensing Team (Webcasters and Broadcasters)

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Ltd

Operating address: Level 4
11 - 17 Buckingham Street
Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010
Mailing address: PO BOX Q20
Queen Victoria Building, New South Wales 1230
Phone: 02 8569 1111
Fax: 02 8569 1183
Email: business.affairs@ppca.com.au
Website: Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Ltd (Opens in new window)