DIRECT LICENSING Policy: Public performance and transmission rights
As you may know, it is an infringement of copyright to play copyrighted materials (including but not limited to music, videos, radio and television) in public without the authority of the copyright owner.
Copyright is a way for artists to protect their rights and enable them to get value so as to keep the music and video industries alive.
We are a small Australian based label that works with its artists to help them promote their music while maintaining the ability to protect and keep making music.
For any public performance or transmission of any sound and/or visual recordings and/or videos, you will need to first obtain a license direct from us or the regulatory bodies detailed below.
Licensing from other sources
The licensing process is generally arranged through the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA). These non-profit organisations offer ‘blanket’ licences to users for a fee to allow playing music in public. APRA grants licences covering the communication of composition and lyrics in public while PPCA covers the actual sound recording. You may need a licence from both organisations.
For example, if you wish to play music from a CD player, you will need a licence from both APRA and PPCA. However, if you wish to play the radio, you will only need a licence from APRA.
We and our artists are in most instances members of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and/or the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS).
The above organisations may be approached by you to allow you to directly license those of our own and/or our artist’s sound and visual recordings and videos listed on these groups catalogues.
For further information and the applicable fees, please visit:
APRA/AMCOS: http://www.apra-amcos.com.au or call 1300 852 388.
PPCA: http://www.ppca.com.au or call on (02) 8569 1111.
Our direct licensing guidelines
These are the direct licensing guidelines of Maria de los Angeles Horigome trading as Mia Muze/ Kirra Sato and Maquis Musick (we/us/our).
This document contains information about licensing our own and any of our artist’s sound and visual recordings and videos. It sets out the procedure to be followed when you are making an enquiry about direct licensing for public performance or transmission.
Types of licences offered for sound recordings and music videos
1.1. We only provide non-exclusive licences. This means we can offer the same licences to other people. For example, if we licence your restaurant to play our sound and/or visual recordings and/or videos, we can also licence any other businesses (including other restaurants) that wish to play our sound and/or visual recordings and/or videos.
1.2. We offer licences for the following purposes:
A transmission licence for our sound and/or visual recordings and/or videos. You will need a transmission licence if you intend to communicate the sound and/or visual recording and/or video to the public, for example by way of radio, television or the internet;
b public performance licences for our sound and/or visual recordings and/or videos. You will need a public performance licence if you intend to play the sound and/or visual recording and/or video in public, for example by playing a CD, DVD and/or any digital format of our sound recordings and music videos at your business premises;
1.3. These licences are separate from any licence required in respect of the underlying copyright in the music and lyrics on the sound and/or visual recording and/or video. As all our own and our artist’s works are protected by copyright you will also need to obtain permission to use the underlying musical works (including any lyrics). This permission can be sought from APRA and AMCOS
- What is the process for direct licensing?
2.1. To enquire about directly licensing any of our sounds and/or visual recordings and/or videos, please contact our Publishing Department at
Maquis Musick by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.2. Please contact us via our contact detail in clause 2.1. And we will send you a copy of our direct licensing enquiry form which requires you to fill in the following information:
A Contact name and position;
B your business’s name;
C your business’s ABN;
D your contact details: phone number, email address and address;
E a brief description of your business (eg cafe, gym, radio station, film festival);
F an accurate estimation, to the best of your ability and in good faith, of the number of customers per month attending your business (for radio and television stations, we require an estimate of your audience numbers. For one-off events please estimate the number of people you anticipate will attend);
G the title of each sound and/or visual recording and/or video you wish to use (if you wish to use an entire album please indicate this);
H a brief description of how you will be using the sound and/or visual recording and/or video (please keep the description under 200 words);
I how long you require the licence (for example, is it for a one-off event or do you require it for a longer period, such as 12 months?).
2.3. Once you have provided us with this information we will get in touch with you to discuss whether a direct licence is likely to be appropriate in the circumstances and/or if we will direct your enquiry through PPCA, APRA and/or AMCOS. Please be patient, we are only a small business and due to our limited resources, it may take several days for us to respond to your valued enquiry.
2.4. After speaking with you, we may require additional information. Once you have provided us with any additional information we require, we will provide you with a quote for the licence fee. Our licence fee includes the cost of preparing the licence agreement. Licence fees vary depending on the type of use you are making of the sound recording and/or music video.
2.5. If you accept our licence fee you must notify us in writing of your acceptance. We will then prepare the licence, which sets out the terms and conditions under which we grant you the licence.
2.6. We tend to grant licences to the following types of businesses and for the following purposes. If your business type or purpose is not listed you may fit into our ‘other’ category:
A childcare centres;
B community halls;
C concert venues;
E gymnasiums and fitness centres;
F music on hold;
H restaurants and cafes;
I schools and universities;
J Hotels, Resorts and any other accommodation business’s;
2.7. Once you have paid the licence fee and have signed the licence agreement you are able to use the sound and/or visual recording and/or video in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence. However, do not forget to contact APRA and AMCOS to see if you also require a licence from them for the use of the musical works and lyrics.
If you respect music – respect music makers.
And respect their rights.
Thank you for your support
Maria de los Angeles Horigome trading as Mia Muze/ Kirra Sato and Maquis Musick
Address: 19 Arkland Street, Cammeray
NSW Australia 2062
(C) Maria de los Angeles Horigome 2021 All rights reserved.