ACU currently has two voluntary licences for the use of music.
APRA/AMCOS ARIA/PPCA music licence obligations
ACU purchases a music licence which enables us to use many contemporary musical works and sound recordings.
Music can be reproduced for:
educational purposes – in lectures, used in assignments
use at university events – open day, graduation ceremonies
recordings of university events – DVD of graduation ceremony
Music can be copied and communicated to:
share recordings with university staff and students, via a password protected area (such as LEO)
be sold as CDs, DVDs on a cost recovery basis only Music can be used at public performances including:
awareness events (i.e. Harmony Day event)
on the telephone hold system
in administration, staff and student areas
in teaching areas, workshops and other teaching venues
concerts and events such as revues
All events must be given for free. If admission fees are charged then further licensing is required from APRA. If a musical work is being performed in a Dramatic Context then further licensing is required.
Recordings can be made in any format and can include live and pre-recorded music. All sound recordings must come from a legal original (for example downloaded from a legal online provider, or copied from a legal CD recording).
The Universities’ Agreement will not cover any recordings made under this licence to be screened publicly (e.g. at film festivals, competitions, exhibitions). This is outside the scope of a university event or course of study and is considered a public screening.
Voluntary music licence obligations
There is a contractual requirement to include a notice if using music under Music Licence.
Example of a legal notice:
“This recording has been made by the Australian Catholic University under the express terms of an educational licence between it, AMCOS and ARIA and may only be used as authorised by Australian Catholic University pursuant to the terms of that licence; and (i) the title of each musical work; (ii) the name of each composer, lyricist and arranger; and (iii) if the recording contains an ARIA Sound Recording, the artist/group name and the name of the record company or record label.”
Annual Survey Form
Universities are required to take part in an annual survey, reporting on music stored centrally at the university. This allows Societies to identify copyright owners and calculate distribution rates for copyright owners.
ACU is required to report the following details for each sound recording held centrally:
Title of Sound Recording
Arranger - if applicable
If you have any questions about the use of our music licence you can contact the Copyright Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (02) 6209 1237.
One License music license
The One License music licence enables ACU to use hymns, songs and service music as worship aids for service bulletins and projections to inspire congregational singing.
The licence fee is calculated by the average weekly attendance across all our campuses.
One License obligations
The following phrase must be shown at the bottom of the reproduced work