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News October 27, 2015

Creative industries launch first Digital Content Guide

Former Editor

ARIA CEO Dan Rosen and Simon Bourke, actor and Actors’ Equity President at Studio 301 today launched Australia’s first Digital Content Guide.

Designed to offer consumers easy access to licensed online entertainment services and combat online copyright infringement, the Guide is the opus of research conducted by UMR in December 2012. Unsurprisingly, the study showed the majority of Australians believe creators should be paid for their work, whether it’s released physically or digitally.

The Guide was launched at Studio 301 in Sydney this morning, the same premises where iconic local acts like Silverchair and Powderfinger recorded as well as international heavyweights like Bruce Springsteen.

The Guide is funded by APRA AMCOS, ARIA, Australian Screen Association, Copyright Agency Ltd, Foxtel, News Corp Australia and Village Roadshow.

“It’s abundantly clear that people not only have trouble finding the content they want but also legitimate sources of content,” said Simon Bourke this morning.

The Digital Content Guide is free to access, accessible across all devices and and with 27 services covers music, film and television, gaming, eBooks and sport.

ARIA’s Dan Rosen said: “The music category lists the huge range of licensed digital services which Australian music fans can access. They can find every music genre on multiple platforms at a range of price points, including free services supported by advertising.”

“Widespread copyright infringement on the Internet is an ongoing problem for the creative industries and we have been told that at times consumers have been confused about what is or isn’t a licensed service. The Digital Content Guide can help consumers find the content they want from the many licensed sources available in Australia today. These licensed services support the creative industries by ensuring money goes back into those industries and those who invest in them.”

You can access The Digital Content Guide at


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