Doctors and dentist surgeries, corporate reception areas, service stations, salons and more.

Our General Businesses licence allows you to legally play music at your premises as background music (from any source), as music on hold and to make copies for those uses. We can also help if you have other music uses like live performances.  For non-public areas or head office buildings you may need a music in the workplace licence. 

Licence Info Guide

How much does it cost?

Background music on any device (annual licence fee)

Floor space in square metres

Devices

Up to 
150m2

150- 499m2

500- 999m2

1,000- 1,999m2

2,000- 4,999m2

+ 1,000m2

TIER 1

One device - radio or TV

$78.06

$91.06

$130.09

$195.11

$364.18

$130.09

TIER 2

One device including:

CD or DVD player

PC, tablet or MP3 player

background music service

OR digital music service

$130.09

$156.08

$234.14

$390.20

$650.34

$156.08

TIER 3

Two to four devices and/or a multi-channel device of up to four streams and/or a jukebox

$208.10

$299.15

$442.23

$676.34

$1,105.54

$208.10

TIER 4

Five or more devices and/or a multi-channel device of five or more streams and/or a jukebox

$390.20

$585.31

$858.41

$1,300.63

$2,081.05

$390.20

Copying music for playback on tablets, smartphones, CD players (annual licence fee)

Up to 500 tracks

$156.08

Up to 1,000 tracks

$260.11

Every additional 500 tracks

$104.05

Music on hold for your telephone (annual licence fee)

1-5 phone lines

$155.75
(plus $38.94 if you copy music for use as music on hold) 

6-10 phone lines

$245.94 
(plus $61.49 if you copy music for use as music on hold) 

11-25 phone lines

$426.31  
(plus $106.58 if you copy music for use as music on hold) 

More than four background music devices or more than 25 external phone lines? Please contact us at the phone number or email below.

Need more information?

We’re here to help you. Please contact us on 1300 852 388 or email licence@apra.com.au.


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