Music Programming


One of the guiding principles of the community broadcasting sector is our commitment to support and develop local music. The Codes of Practice state that stations are required to play a certain percentage of Australian music, but many stations go above and beyond this mandate.

Community broadcasters are renowned for supporting new, local, independent and particularly Australian music. Many musicians have had their first airplay and interviews on our stations. We are in a unique position to play and engage with a broad range of musical styles. Our support of the music industry and diverse music played is one of the key reasons people listen to community radio.

Discussing 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.

Feel prepared, relaxed and get the most out of the interview for your listeners.

What you need to know about copyright as a community broadcaster

To reflect the commitment of community radio stations to develop Australian music and provide opportunities for performers to have their work regularly broadcast.