Music Reproduction Licence - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to reproduce music in a physical form (CDs, cassettes, etc). This licence allows you to reproduce music for:

  • Retail sale in stores
  • Retail sale at performances
  • Submission as a demo or audition
  • Background music
  • Music videos

        and

  • Educational purposes such as providing students with recordings free of charge.

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

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)

        and

  • 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 composition 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 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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Apply using the relevant form; and
  • Pay the appropriate licence fee.

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

Duration

Variable according to use.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Processing fee which ranges between $22 and $93.50 depending on the number of registered works intended for reproduction.

Apply Licence All

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

Forms

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