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Do you need a music licence for Zumba?

Even if there is a licence in place for other parts of the world for your Zumba music that is protected by copyright, you need to check if this covers Australian use - generally it does not. You likely need a separate, local licence.

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OneMusic's love for the dance sector

OneMusic has thrown its support behind Australian dancers with the new competition MadeBy alongside the Royal Academy of Dance. Composer Emma Greenhill's work Regrowth will be shared to RAD members for a choreography competition stage.

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Increase customer spend in your store or service business

OneMusic has created a series of FREE Presto! e-books. Low cost, almost zero effort ideas from around the world to get music really working for your business.

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What music to play in your restaurant

What music should you play when serving up food? Loud, soft? Up tempo, slower pace? Pop, jazz, music from the country your cuisine is inspired by? There are ways to improve what your customers hear & how they rate your food.

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Increase loyalty and sales with the right fitness music

OneMusic has created a series of FREE Presto! e-books. Low cost, next to zero effort ideas from around the world to get music really working for your fitness business.

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Increase customer spend in your bar, restaurant, cafe with music

OneMusic has created a series of FREE Presto! e-books. Low cost, low effort ideas from around the world to get music really working for your business.

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OneMusic supports dance sector

OneMusic supports the development of dance with a new competition for dance students and teachers: MadeBy

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ABLIS and music licence facts

The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) contains basic information about music licences from OneMusic. ABLIS regularly checks with OneMusic that this information is correct.

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Setting up your business with an ABN and music licence

If you are on the Australian Business Register (ABR) website and setting up your business with the necessary paperwork, don't forget to check out if you need a music licence to avoid infringing anyone's copyright.

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OneMusic Australia’s nightclub rate decreases

Where you previously held both an APRA AMCOS and PPCA licence, the rate you pay OneMusic has dropped.

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What you need to know about royalty-free music

The terms ‘royalty-free’ music and ‘PPCA-free’ music can mean lots of different things and they don’t always mean that you don’t need a OneMusic Australia licence.

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Help make OneMusic sing! We’re all ears

OneMusic Australia is starting a Customer Advisory Panel in 2021.

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OneMusic Australia extends COVID-19 fee-relief to events industry

Off the back of a nationwide fee-relief program, OneMusic Australia has extended concert promoters and festival operators a 10% discount on their music licence fees over summer.

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Music licence fee-relief

When to expect a credit to your account

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Special dance school music licence arrangements

From 1 November 2020 to 30 June 2021 dance businesses can access new licensing arrangements.

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Salon music influences clients

The reason why you should think of music as a marketing tool

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Government COVID-19 closures imposed on you?

Fee-relief on its way from OneMusic.

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Victorian OneMusic customers

The team at OneMusic Australia are here for you and are exceptionally sympathetic to your current circumstances.

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Responsible Service of Music

Just as your service staff need their RSA and RCG tickets, if you are playing music from OneMusic Australia’s collection, you need your ‘Responsible Service of Music’ (we’re calling it RSM) credentials too.

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Music creators help Aussies in lockdown

(And standing-by when you re-open).

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Boost 'table turn' with music

Without spending a cent you simply need to create a playlist that has faster music.

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Live streamed music during COVID-19

From 1 November 2020 to 30 June 2021 community music group activities, dance and fitness classes have new live-stream licensing arrangements.

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COVID-19 OneMusic arrangements

We're pausing licensing activity for businesses and organisations affected by COVID-19.

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Violin music and sourdough

One German man, who has been a baker for decades, tested whether playing a CD of his favourite violinist made his sourdough 'sing'.

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772 OneMusic retailers support Rural Aid

OneMusic launched with an offer to existing music licence clients if they got their licence application in ‘on time’ they would kick the tin for Rural Aid’s Gift of Music program.

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138 OneMusic dance schools support Rural Aid.

OneMusic launched with an offer to existing music licence clients if they got their licence application in ‘on time’ they would kick the tin for Rural Aid’s Gift of Music program.

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342 OneMusic pubs support Rural Aid

OneMusic launched with an offer to existing music licence clients if they got their licence application in ‘on time’ they would kick the tin for Rural Aid’s Gift of Music program.

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Hugo's Manly and music

“It’s imperative that the people who create the music get paid fairly.”

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Bushfires and music help

OneMusic’s pay-it-forward ideas.

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Valentine's Day music

"... the usage of ‘love’ ...practically halved in 50 years... ‘hate’, on the contrary, which until the 1990s was not even mentioned in any of the (Billboard) top-100 songs, is now used between 20 and 30 times each year."

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Music playlist for venues

Music has the extraordinary power of creating an atmosphere and transporting us to a different place.

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Fire disaster support

We are aware that many of our customers are in fire affected areas and may be going through a very challenging time.

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Music licence cost drops in retail

Retailers will benefit from price drops to music licence fees

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Rosemount Hotel wins the 2019 AHA WA Live Entertainment Venue Award

Live music venues are the new talent cultivators

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Community Exercise Program Award and OneMusic

When Fitness Australia sat down with OneMusic to discuss supporting an Award, how could we go past the brand-new Community Exercise Program Award?

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The Sheaf wins the 2019 AHA NSW Live Music Award

Music breathes life into The Golden Sheaf

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Music and atmosphere

“Hospitality businesses need to whet the appetite of punters with music not just instagram-worthy food” - Clancy’s Fish Pubs hospitality entrepreneur and musician, Tom Fisher

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Aussie bar loves music

It is coincidence Jon Debeere and Jack Connor started out on the Rosella’s Bar adventure on Australia Day 2019 they say. Boasting a OneMusic licence, these millennials talk about their unpretentious Aussie music space and their ‘embrace-cultural-cringe’ mantra.

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Music licence easy for Clubs

In the refreshed music licensing service, common sense has prevailed and the clubs scheme is simpler while still being fair.

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Music too loud?

Music volume can either add to your venue's atmosphere or detract from it. Here’s how to get it right:

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Cafe as famous as music rock star

Many diners follow restaurants with the dedication of groupies trailing musicians, says Nadia Bailey in this month's Gourmet Traveller magazine.

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Christmas music styles

100 years + 100,000+ Australasian music creators – OneMusic’s advice on not letting Christmas cramp your music style.

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How to avoid paying a music licence

There are other options available if you want to avoid paying a Music Licence.

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One Music more than Australian music

Wondering why your OneMusic fees should go to an Australian music organisation when you hardly listen to any Aussie music in your business?

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Dance Vision syllabus and music licensing

The Australian Dance Vision syllabus has been cleared by the OneMusic research team to be in the public domain (that is, out of copyright).

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TV star Prinnie and OneMusic Australia

The Voice Australia star says “Well, colour me happy!”

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Deal with on organisation for music licence

“Dealing with only one organisation will definitely make things easier” Ken Weaver owner of Banshees Bar and Art Space

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Businesses love OneMusic

By all accounts, OneMusic Australia is off to a rocking start.

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Misleading media report on OneMusic and APRA AMCOS

A statement to customers, stakeholders and industry groups

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Dance schools and Spotify

All digital music service providers, including Spotify, Apple Music and others pay licence fees to music rights organisations from around the world (like APRA AMCOS in Australia) to compensate the music creators that Spotify are making money from.

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OneMusic Australia launch

It’s a new day, a new financial year and a new dawn for music licensing.

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“Music brings people in”: Dan Rosen on OneMusic Australia

Music makes the world better. All of us who work in the music industry know this to be true. The same can also be said for business – playing music in a business makes that business better.

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Easy music licencsing

Slashing administration time in half, a joint initiative of Australia’s two music rights management bodies - OneMusic Australia - will launch on 1 July 2019.

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Music improves work productivity

You’re very likely listening to music right now as you work. Yet is it to the benefit or detriment of your productivity?

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Cheese loves music like we do

‘Cheese in Surround Sound’

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Music makes wine taste better

Same wine, different music.

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Music encourages beer sales

Forty male beer drinkers were observed in a bar.

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Make 21% more money during the week at your pub

Pubs with music and pubs with out music, the turnover difference is huge.

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Music Keeps Your Customers Inside for Longer!

Table turn. Several studies have shown that diners eat more quickly when fast music is playing.

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Playing Music Can Help You Sell More

Want customers to spend more on alcohol or order a dessert?

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Keep Customers Interested in Your Business

Keeping customers’ love alive.

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The 'new' new age music for modern yoga fans

Chimes, pipes and bells are being replaced by electronic dance music and live pop performances according to Yoga teacher Merryn Lee Perez.

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