With the massive impact of recorded music on creating a great atmosphere, it is only fair that the owners of that recorded music be paid when their music is played in a public, community or business setting. Purchasing a CD or downloading music tracks provides you with the permission to use this music in a domestic setting only. So, playing recorded music in public requires the consent or permission of the copyright owner. In New Zealand, these rights of recording artists and labels are protected under the Copyright Act 1994.
OneMusic is a joint initiative between APRA and PPNZ Music Licensing, the two organisations representing the owners of music copyrights. OneMusic exists to simplify the music licensing process, offering a single music to use music in your business. A OneMusic licence covers all the legalities needed to use the combined repertoire of APRA and PPNZ.
Go to www.onemusicnz.com for more information and to apply for a licence. If you have any questions about using music in your business contact the OneMusic licensing team on 0800 800 663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music licensing enquiries for Health & Fitness, Education and Cinemas, please click on the links below.