We all appreciate the integral part Music plays in school activities. From fundraising events to concerts and public music festivals; from photocopying expensive sheet music to the use of music in student audio and video recordings; from presenting power point presentations to making music available on the schools digital content management system. The Schools Music Licence enables schools to do all these things and more.
The APRA/PPNZ Schools Music licence is administered by NZSTA (New Zealand School Trustees Association). To apply for a licence, email Maura Marron or call her on 0800 663 486.
To download the schools copyright brochure click here.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your school does require a music licence.
The combined comprehensive licence is $1.40 per student with a 5% discount for NZSTA members +GST
Each year we survey 60 schools. The data collected together with other distribution information is used to distribute royalties collected from schools in New Zealand to the correct copyright holders.
Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) was established in 1926 and administers the performing and communication rights of 70,000+ composer, songwriter and music publisher members in Australia and New Zealand. Public performances of music include music used in bars, cafes, fitness centres, shops, cinemas, festivals, whether performed live, on CDs or played on the radio or television. Communication of music covers music used for music on hold, music accessed over the internet or used by television or radio broadcasters.
Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (AMCOS) collects and distributes mechanical royalties for the reproduction of its 10,000+ members’ musical works for many different purposes. These include the manufacture of CDs, music videos and DVDs, digital downloads and the sale of mobile phone ringtones, the use of production music and the making of radio and television programmes. Since 1997, APRA has managed the day-to-day operations of the AMCOS business.
Phonographic Performances NZ (PPNZ) administers the rights of local and international record labels and recording artists within the NZ territory. Any playing or exhibition of a sound recording requires the permission from the sound recording owner. PPNZ grants licenses for the broadcast and public performance of recordings and distributes licence fees to record labels and NZ recording artists.
To take out an APRA/PPNZ licence for your school, please contact the NZSTA.
If you have questions directly related to the APRA/PPNZ licence (inclusions / exclusion etc) please contact APRA directly:
Rowena Sinclair, Client Services Representative:
(09) 623 4712
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