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APRA AMCOS and PPCA simplify music licencing

Tuesday 10 September, 2019

In a joint initiative, APRA AMCOS and PPCA have launched OneMusic Australia offering joint public performance licences that will mean the end of separate licence agreements and invoices.
The new organisation will allow music users to more seamlessly meet their copyright obligations for the public performance of musical works, sound recordings and music videos.

Move over APRA and PPCA, blockchain encryption will do it better

Monday 05 November, 2018
Copyright collecting societies may be on their way out, as a new era of digital rights management looms.

All is forgiven as Radio and Music industries enter new collaborative era #RadioAlive2018

Saturday 20 October, 2018

It was a surprise to many to see CRA CEO Joan Warner on stage flanked by two music industry heavies, Dan Rosen, CEO of ARIA and Dean Ormston, Chief Executive of APRA, AMCOS at Friday’s Radio Alive conference.

Record breaking royalties year for Australian artists

Wednesday 04 October, 2017

Australian singer/songwriters have seen a bumper year for royalties, with record royalty collections driven by exponential streaming growth, and royalty payments increasing by 17.7% on last year.

Of the $386.6M in revenue, digital royalties contributed $110.3m, an increase of $42.5m on the previous year.  

Applications open for Vanda & Young Songwriting Comp

Saturday 02 August, 2014

Entries are now open for the 2014 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition, the largest charity songwriting competition in the world.

With thanks to Alberts and APRA AMCOS, this year’s winning songwriter/s will take home a cash prize of A$50,000 and join the illustrious company of past Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition winners – Megan Washington (2009), Kimbra (2011) and The Preatures (2013).

ACCC requires improved dispute resolution in performing rights arrangements

Wednesday 18 June, 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has reauthorised the Australasian Performing Right Association’s (APRA) arrangements for the acquisition and licensing of performing rights in music for another 5 years, subject to certain conditions.

The ACCC is required to regularly review and relicence APRA because it has a monopoly position in the market. The latest renewal of the licence is different from past renewals because of the extra conditions.

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