Preparations underway for July 1 launch of OneMusic Australia
Many are hopeful that next month’s OneMusic Australia launch will be a boon to the 100,000+ small businesses that license music from PPCA and APRA AMCOS.
These operations include shops, pubs, gyms, festival, cafes, restaurants, bars and everything in between.
OneMusic Australia will streamline and simplify the administration and transparency of licence payments by consolidating the process, as revealed by TMN back in December 2016.
The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) collects on behalf of recording artists and record labels.
The Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS) collects for member songwriters, music publishers and composers.
OneMusic Australia is the result of two years of consultation with the wider industry by the PPCA and APRA AMCOS.
APRA AMCOS chief executive Dean Ormston, said: “By simplifying and unifying music copyright management, OneMusic will make compliance easier and make sure rights holders are fully remunerated for both rights when their music is played in public.
“We know many businesses found it hard to deal with two separate rights organisations and some neglected their obligations altogether.
“A simple, single, easy-to-use system will significantly reduce the administration burden for everyone.
PPCA chief executive officer, Dan Rosen, added: “I am excited to launch the OneMusic Australia initiative to deliver an improved licensing service for music users.
“This is an important step to simplify the process of using music for tens of thousands of businesses around Australia and continue our work in supporting innovation and creativity for the Australian music industry.”
A OneMusic licence gives you the permission you need to play music in your business and supports the people that make the music you love.
Posted by OneMusic Australia on Monday, 17 June 2019
The rights organisations say that the launch of the new initiative coincides with these businesses understanding that the use of in-premise music not only benefits their customers and staff but also supports their brand and reputation.