Record Labels & Independent Artists
You’re entitled to register as a licensor if you:
- own the copyright in the recording itself – different from the copyright in the song; or
- have an exclusive licence agreement for Australia with the owner of a recording. e.g. a local record label releasing in Australia a recording owned by an overseas record label.
So, rather than every sound recording copyright owner having to grant licences to every business playing their recordings in public, we handle the workload. We collect licence fees from broadcasters and businesses publicly playing recorded music (CDs, tapes, records) or music videos, and distribute the money to the copyright holders (licensors) and Australian recording artists registered with us. Register as a licensor to access public performance and broadcast revenue, it's free.
What is the difference between PPCA & APRA|AMCOS?
Can I register with both PPCA & APRA|AMCOS?
Indie Week 2016 Australian Independent Labels Delegation Announced
AIR, Sounds Australia and PPCA are proud to announce that they will again team up to facilitate and lead a delegation of Australian independent labels to Indie Week, the annual conference held by A2IM (American Association of Independent Music).
Josh Pyke Joins PPCA Board As Artist Representative
PPCA is pleased to announce that ARIA Award-winning artist, Josh Pyke has joined the PPCA Board following the recent PPCA Artist Representative election.
Courtney Barnett wins 11th Australian Music Prize
Melbourne singer-songwriter wins $30,000 courtesy of PPCA.
PPCA, APRA AMCOS & ARA announce joint licence scheme
New partnership means less paperwork, a consolidated cost for busy retail owners and makes compliance with copyright law much easier.