Licence to Play Music in a Cinema - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to play recorded music in your venue, including creating copies of music for these purposes. The types of activities covered by this licence include:

  • playing music within a cinema complex
  • playing music at a film festival / one-off screening.

You will need a separate licence if you intend to play music within your employee work area or to have telephone hold music. 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 the use of music the specified venues only. Please note that depending on the nature of your intended activities you may also be required to hold a licence with the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) or the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

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 apply for this licence, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • supply your ABN / ACN (if you have one)
  • submit the required form
  • pay any prescribed fees.

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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Music in Cinema Fact Sheet - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 AG

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 2017 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

Supporting information