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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.

Common Questions
What is the difference between PPCA & APRA|AMCOS?
Can I register with both PPCA & APRA|AMCOS?
Guide to Undistributed Funds
Distribution Information Guide

News

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    OneMusic Australia is here

    A joint venture between PPCA and APRA AMCOS, OneMusic Australia will consolidate Australia’s music licensing landscape and simplify copyright compliance for more than 100,000 premises nationwide which use music as part of their commercial activity.

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  • PPCA and Aus Council Logo

    PPCA and Australia Council announce recording grants

    Five recipients will each receive $15,000 to assist with the costs of creating new sound recordings thanks to an ongoing partnership between the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia and Australia Council for the Arts.

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  • AMP-logo

    Gurrumul wins 14th Australian Music Prize

    The late singer-songwriter's posthumous release Djarimirri wins $30,000 courtesy of PPCA.

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Contact Us

Distribution Department

(Artists & Labels)

 

Phone: (02) 8569 1133

Fax:      (02) 8569 1183
distribution.mail@ppca.com.au

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