The Corporate Music Use licence is intended to provide companies with unlimited permission to reproduce, communicate and publicly perform to the company’s employees (and in certain circumstances, members of the general public) all musical works controlled by APRA AMCOS.

Corporations and businesses are increasingly using music as they recognise the benefits it provides. Background music enhances a company’s image, improves employee productivity and builds team spirit. The majority of Australian companies have recognised their obligations in this regard and have secured the appropriate APRA AMCOS  licences to mitigate their legal risks.

Licence info guide

How much does it cost?

99c per employee with a minimum fee of $65.20 a year.

PLUS: 99c per employee for copying music with a minimum fee of $65.20 a year.

In APRA AMCOS’ experience, corporations understand that over the course of a year, the following activities typically occur and are covered by our Corporate Music Use licence:

  • Music playing in a ‘corporate presentations’ or company training sessions. Corporate presentations can be between staff, to clients in-house and at AGMs which are, by nature, closed to the public;
  • The copying/dubbing of the music into the corporate presentation;
  • Staff roadshows; Playing of recorded or live music at any staff, or any social leisure activity;
  • At conferences, staff parties, Christmas parties whether by a DJ, jukebox, live band or MP3 player;
  • During yoga, pilates, gym or aerobic classes provided by an employer for the benefit of employees;
  • Background music by any device (radio, television CD, MP3) whether it is at a workstation, in staff recreation areas, warehouses, lunchrooms or other areas on your premises. 

You can also make copies of music for these uses. 

Note: Additional fees apply for background music devices in reception areas.

We can also help if you have other music uses like ticketed live performances.  

If you have other music uses like background music in your retail outlets or music on hold, we have other licences for theses uses at the following rates.

Background music from any device (annual licence fee)

 Floor space in square metresUp to 
150- 499m2500- 999m2  1,000- 1,999m2 2,000- 4,999m2 +1000m2


One device - radio or TV








One device including:

  • CD or DVD player
  • PC, tablet or MP3 player
  • background music service
  • OR digital music service








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







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

Up to 500 tracks


Up to 1,000 tracks


Every additional 500 tracks


 Music on hold for your telephone system (annual licence fee)

1-5 phone lines

(plus $40.44 if you copy music for use as music on hold) 

6-10 phone lines

(plus $63.85 if you copy music for use as music on hold) 

More than ten external phone lines? Please contact us at the phone number or email below.

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