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Releasing music

We have a range of licences in place with record labels, streaming services and download providers to pay royalties generated from streams, digital downloads, USB, CDs, Vinyl, DVDs and karaoke to our members.

Releasing CD, USB, Vinyl or DVD as an artist or smaller label

If you want to release your own physical recording you can take out an Audio Manufacture Licence to cover your use of the musical work.

What you need to know before applying for a licence

  • Licence processing can take between three to six weeks depending on the complexity of application.
  • Granting of your licence is dependent on payment of the tax invoice/s and payment options.
  • The Audio Manufacture Licence only applies to physical copies. If you would like to make copyright works available digitally please email our digital team

When you are ready to commence the licence process, after selecting licence application below, right click and select ""Save As"" to save a copy of the document (pdf) to your computer before filling out the application.

License your release (PDF 338 KB)

Where your money goes

The licence fees you pay are distributed in the most economical and accurate way possible. Read about our cost to revenue ratio.

We ask licensees to provide tracklists with all applications. This ensures licence fees are distributed to the correct songwriters and composers.