PPCA stands for the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Ltd. It is a separate organisation to APRA AMCOS and grants licences for the broadcast, communication or public playing of recorded music (such as CDs, records and digital downloads) or music videos. PPCA then distributes the licence fees collected to the record labels and recording artists registered with them.
In the instances where a work is recorded you are required to hold a PPCA licence as well as an APRA AMCOS licence for the public performance of works as there are (at least) two copyrights covered:
|Rights owners||Performance Right||Mechanical Right
|Songwriters, composers, and their publishers||APRA||AMCOS
|Recording artists and their record labels||PPCA||ARIA
OneMusic Australia is a joint licensing initiative between APRA AMCOS and PPCA, offering one licence to cover musical works (compositions) and sound recordings.