Licence to Copy or Reproduce Music - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to reproduce music. This includes physical reproductions (such as CD or vinyl records), reproducing sheet music, or creating MP3 / audio file copies. This licence allows you to reproduce music for:

  • incorporating music into videos for domestic purposes (such as wedding films or the like)
  • record labels and distributors
  • retail sale
  • selling at performances
  • demo or audition submissions
  • background music
  • DJ performance
  • music videos
  • audio recordings
  • karaoke recordings
  • reproducing Christmas carol music and sheet music
  • educational purposes to provide to students for free if the school does not have an existing APRA AMCOS licence.

A licence legally authorises the public performance of copyrighted music from within the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) inventory of registered artists / songs.

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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

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

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

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All 2018-19 Domestic Use Video Licence (Single Use) - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All 2018-19 Domestic Use Video Licence (Annual) - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Record Label and Distributors Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All Casual Blanket Licence - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Audio Manufacture Licence - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Non-Retail Business Blanket Licence - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Christmas Carol Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 AG

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 2017 AG

Additional information

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
  • depending on the nature of your intended activity, you may also be required to hold a licence with the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) or the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

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