Direct Licensing Policy
Public Performance & Transmission Rights
19 September 2017
Our Direct Licensing Guidelines
These are the direct licensing guidelines of STEVEN NORTH & HEART ACTIVATION MUSIC. This document contains information about licensing our sound recordings and music videos. It sets out the procedure to be followed when you are making an enquiry about direct licensing for public performance or transmission.
At present we do not have the capacity to directly license any of our sound recordings or music videos for public performance or transmission.
Given the legal and administrative costs involved with direct licensing we are unable to offer direct licenses at competitive rates for public performance or transmission. We will review our position every 12 months to consider whether the size and skill base of our organisation enables us to engage in direct licensing.
An alternative to licensing the sound recording or music video directly from us is to obtain a blanket license from the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA). If you obtain the PPCA blanket license then you will not require a license from us because the blanket licence gives you permission, within the terms of the license, to play any recording from the PPCA catalogue which covers over 5,000 recording labels including our sound recordings and music videos.
Go to www.ppca.com.au or call PPCA on (02) 8569 1111 to find out more.
Unless the underlying musical works are no longer protected by copyright, you will also need to obtain permission to use the underlying musical works (including any lyrics). Permission to use musical works can be sought from the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). These two organisations operate from the same office and have responsibility for different types of licensing. See www.apra.com.au or call 1300 852 388.
Permitted Music Use
Table of Policy Change
|Date||Purpose of Change||Change by|
|19 Sep. 2017||Creation of Policy||Steven North|
|19 Sep. 2017||Submission to PPCA||Steven North|
|19 Sep. 2017||Acceptance of Policy by PPCA||Steven North|
|10 Dec. 2017||Policy published on website||Steven North|
|22 May 2017||Reviewed - No Changes Made||Steven North|
|17 Apr. 2020||Amendment for music use||Steven North|