Music is an essential part of a lively hotel and bar business.  Our licence allows you to use music from any legal source to make your place a great spot for people to enjoy time with family and friends, to be entertained, eat well and drink responsibly.

Under this licence you can legally use music at your premises as background music; featured music including live performances, DJs and karaoke; music for dance use and music on hold. You can also make copies for those purposes. We can also help if you have other specific music uses like dance classes, or if your premises has a separate function centre.

How much does it cost?  

Background music - General area (annual licence fee)

Tablets, smartphones, CD players, background music systems

$204.63 each device per zone

Radios and small TVs

$132.43 each
(groups of four small TVs are charged as one TV)

TVs (105cm/42inch or larger)

$421.30 each

Audio Jukeboxes

$300.93 each

Video Jukeboxes

$421.30 each

Background music for a dedicated restaurant/dining area with its own sound source (annual licence fee)

Tablets, smartphones, CD players, background music systems

$277.88 for a dining area greater than 300m2
$138.92 if smaller

Radios and small TVs

$138.92 for a dining area greater than 300m2

$111.16 if smaller

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

Up to 500 tracks

$158.88

Up to 1,000 tracks

$264.79

Every additional 500 tracks

$105.92

Download application form for these music uses.

Live music (annual licence fee)

If you pay the musicians a fee and no share of door receipts (or there is no admission charge).

2.2% of your gross spending on musicians.

If you pay the musicians a share of door receipts but no fee

1.65% of the total share of door receipts you pay the musicians or their agents.

If you pay the musicians a fee and a share of door receipts

2.2% of your gross spending and 1.65% of total share of door receipts you pay the musicians or their agents.

Download application form for live music.

Featured recorded music (annual licence fee)

Whichever is greater

16.093c per person who can hear the performance
OR

1.859% of gross admission fees

Download application form for featured recorded music.

Karaoke

Each day of karaoke

$19.53

Download application form for karaoke.

Recorded music for dance use (annual licence fee)

$0.8783 x per person attending the venue on the night where recorded music is used for dance use. 

Download application form for recorded music for dance use. 

Need more information?

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


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