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?
The 12th AMP Shortlist Announced
The 12th Australian Music Prize winner will be announced on March 8, where longstanding Principal Partner PPCA will present the winner with $30,000 prize money.
OneMusic Australia to simplify music licensing
APRA AMCOS and PPCA are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a single public performance licensing scheme.
Copyright Collecting Societies Code Of Conduct Triennial Review
Call For Submissions
Tim McGee Joins PPCA Board As Licensor Representative
PPCA is pleased to announce Tim McGee, Chief Executive Officer of Ministry Of Sound Australia Group, has joined the PPCA Board following the recent PPCA licensor election.
PPCA And The Australia Council Announce Recording Grants
The PPCA and the Australia Council today announced the recipients of six grants totaling $75,000 offered under a joint initiative between the two organisations.