HomePrint PageFont SizeDecrease font size Reset font size Increase font size
Fastfind
Payments
Bins
Dogs
Documents and Forms
Library
Contact Us
Navigation

Playing music at Public Events

If you are playing music “in public”, you will need permission from the owners of copyright in the music, lyrics and sound recording.

A performance which is given for free or which has a small audience may still be regarded as a “public” performance for the purposes of copyright. However, performances of music at events such as weddings or birthdays will not generally be “in public” as these events are considered private in nature.

The Australian Copyright Council has  released a factsheet titled ‘Music-Playing Music: APRA & PPCA’ which contains information about the licences people need for playing live and recorded music “in public”.

The factsheet can be found on the following website by searching the term ‘APRA’ and selecting the Info Sheet titled ‘Music – Playing Music: APRA & PPCA’

Website Link

Light Regional Council
93 Main Street (PO Box 72)
Kapunda SA 5373
Contact
Tel: (08) 8525 3200 | Fax: (08) 8566 3262