WEBINAR: Copyright Q&A with PPCA, APRA & ACC - 24 February

Helen Henry, 27th January 2015

A knowledge of copyright is essential across all aspects of community broadcasting. Join us as we discuss copyright issues of relevance to community broadcasters with special guests from the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), the Australasian Performing Right Association & Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (APRA AMCOS) and the Australian Copyright Council.

Who is this webinar for?

Station management, music directors and programmers, announcers, musicians and creators of content.

Hosted by:

  • Lynne Small, General Manager of the PPCA a national, non government, non-profit organisation that represents the interest of record companies and Australian recording artists. The PPCA enables the sector to thrive by providing broadcast licences to community broadcasters.
  • Dave Sheils, Director Media Licensing for APRA AMCOS, an organisation that cover the rights and uses of music, for both local and international songs, for the benefit of music creators and music customers. APRA AMCOS license organisations such as community broadcasters to play or make available their members’ music.
  • Megan West, Senior Legal Officer at the Australian Copyright Council, an independent, non-profit organisation. They representing the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies. The Australian Copyright Council support a creative Australia by promoting the benefit of copyright for the common good.

See the webinar presentation here:

CBAA/CMTO Webinars - Copyright Q A with APRA, PPCA the Australian Copyright Council from CMTO on Vimeo.

This webinar was held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 24 February

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The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and Commercial Radio Australia have reached a new agreement in regards to licensing royalties for audio content streamed online. This comes following the agreement that the CBAA reached with PPCA with regards to the community radio sector in 2015.


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