Eisteddfod Licence

Eisteddfod Licence

In January 2017, PPCA, together with ARIA and APRA AMCOS, introduced a new blanket licence solution to cover the use of sound recordings and copyright music at eisteddfods.

Eisteddfods are unique in that they generally need multiple music licences and permissions from copyright owners. Regardless of what licence fees your eisteddfod has historically paid, if you use copyright music and sound recordings you would have always had copyright obligations to APRA AMCOS and the sound recording rights holders (for example via PPCA and ARIA or relevant record label or artist).

What is included in the licence?

The Eisteddfod Licensing Scheme covers all live performances of copyright musical works, the playing of copyright sound recordings as backing tracks and the copying of sound recordings by entrants for uses such as backing tracks. For more information on what the licence covers, please read our Eisteddfod Licence Guide. If you are a member of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies in Australia (AESA), then you will be entitled to receive a discount per entry. An entry is defined as being one person or one group entering one event.

Due to industry feedback over the last twelve months, the 2017 Eisteddfod Licensing Scheme has recently been reviewed. As a result of this review, Music Licensors will be implementing changes to the Eisteddfod Licensing Scheme. Detailed information regarding the changes made as a result of this review can be found on the APRA AMCOS website Eisteddfods page.

How do I sign up for the licence?

You can sign up for this licence via the APRA AMCOS website.