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.

Licence info guide

How much does it cost?

95c per employee with a minimum fee of $62.79 a year.

PLUS: 95c per employee for copying music with a minimum fee of $62.79 a year.

Our licence allows you to play live and recorded music:

  • in the office, warehouse and similar areas
  • by employees at their desks
  • at company functions, parties and events 
  • in staff training sessions and other presentations including music in PowerPoint

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 
150m2 
150- 499m2500- 999m2  1,000- 1,999m2 2,000- 4,999m2 +1000m2
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

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 system (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) 

More than ten 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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