Schools, universities, TAFEs and private colleges around Australia have special licences available to them which cover their music use. APRA AMCOS works closely with our writer and publisher members, as well as representatives of the education sector, to ensure our licences are fit for purpose and meet the needs of educators and students. They support both remote and in-person teaching environments.
The Copyright Act also includes some exceptions that allow for the use of copyright-protected music without a licence. There are many common uses of music that fall outside those allowances in the Act though, so it is important to know when further permissions or licensing is required.
Almost all schools across Australia hold a blanket educational schools licence that covers the public performance, copying and communication of music for school purposes.
Guide to music copyright for instrumental teachers
Are you a music teacher in Australia looking for more information on copyright? Whether you teach in studios, schools or at home. The Guide to Music Copyright for Instrumental Teachers aims to simplify and explain copyright law, how it works, why it's important, and where and when to obtain a licence.