Music is an essential part of a Dance School. These licences allow you to use music from any legal source to keep your students on their toes.

The APRA AMCOS and AMCOS/ARIA licences meets your Copyright Act obligations and ensure songwriters, composers, artists, record labels and music publishers are paid a fair rate for their music.

You will also require a licence from PPCA, who represent the record companies and Australian recording artists for Public Performance and End of Year Concerts.
Please contact PPCA - (02) 8569 1111 | www.ppca.com.au

The AMCOS/ARIA joint licence for the Reproduction of Music ensures that the songwriters, composers, artists, record labels and music publishers are paid a fair rate for their records and music. If you are copying music from one format to another, this licence is required.

We provide three licences for dance schools: 

  • Public Performance of Music in Dance Classes: Playing music at your dance school as part of dance classes. (You will also require a PPCA licence for the public performance of sound recordings)
  • Reproduction of Music: Offered in conjunction with ARIA, the reproduction of music and sound recordings to provide to your pupils and to make recordings of their performances at your dance school events.
  • End of Year (or similar) Concerts: Playing music outside the dance class at end of year or similar concerts. (You will also require a PPCA licence for the public performance of sound recordings)

Note: Organisers of Eisteddfods are responsible for obtaining a licence for the whole event.

You may need other licences if you have music uses not mentioned above such as live performances. 

licence application

How much does it cost? 

Public Performance (annual licence fee)

Dance school operating one day a week

$71.73 a year

Dance school operating more than one day per week

$71.73 a year plus $35.88 a year each extra day 

Download application form for public performances.

Reproduction of music (annual licence fee)

1-14 students enrolled 

$80.70 a year

15 or more students enrolled

$5.76 per student a year

Download application form for copying music.

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

1-5 phone lines

$158.55
(plus $39.64 if you copy music for use as music on hold)

Download application form for music on hold.

More than five external phone lines? 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 send an email to licence@apra.com.au.


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