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Do you play music in your business?

Some business owners are surprised to learn that they need a licence to play copyright protected music in their business and don't always understand that simply buying a CD, for example, doesn't give them the right to play it in a commercial environment.  Generally speaking, any business that wants to play copyright protected music or music videos has to first obtain the requisite licences.



PPCA’s client base is very broad and we are doing all we can to address the range of differing circumstances that are currently affecting our licence holders.


To provide you with some clarity during this time of uncertainty, the following measures have been put into effect to assist you and your business:


  • If you have suspended trade, we will place your account on hold.  Once your business recommences operations you should establish your licence with  OneMusic Australia.
  • Debt collection on any outstanding invoices will also be held if your business has been forced to suspend trade.
  • If you have any queries about the status of your licence, please let us know.  We can best assist you if you email your query to

For the time being no further action is required and we only wish that you, your staff and family stay safe.


OneMusic Australia is here!


OneMusic Australia is an APRA AMCOS and PPCA joint initiative that launched nationally on 1 July 2019.


OneMusic Australia will simplify the way all organisations obtain a public performance licence to play music.


If you need to obtain a public performance licence for activity that will commence after 1 July, you should go straight to OneMusic – you can reach the team on 1300 162 162 or by emailing


If you already have a public performance licence with PPCA, the PPCA licensing team is still available to assist with your inquiries and can be reached on (02) 8569-1111 or at


The PPCA website continues to provide information on other ongoing PPCA licensing schemes, such as broadcast licences, webcasting licences and simulcast licences.


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