Live streamed activity during COVID-19

Until 30 September 2020 we’re going to cover any live streamed fitness, wellbeing and dance classes, council library sessions, community music group activities, “other” business streaming and live concerts you host for your members/students/customers.

(updated 8 July 2020)

All Sectors

There are some limitations for all of the sectors above:

YOU need to stream the class itself.

At the moment we CANNOT cover streams via other platforms like YouTube and Facebook. You may choose to use one of those platforms but OneMusic doesn’t own (control) all the music rights for Facebook and YouTube etc.

If a business/organisation does decide to go ahead with classes or performances on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or similar, they still need to declare these classes, concerts or performances under their standard OneMusic Australia licence agreement.

For all other businesses live streaming you are able to live stream your normal activities on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook provided that you do not carry any advertising or seek to charge for the stream.

This means that your live stream activity using music on those platforms is ‘tracked' and you may be sent what is called a take-down notice or your live stream may be disrupted.

The class must be from a secure password-protected site (i.e. not generally open to non-members). The use of a closed platform such as Zoom or Skype is permitted.

If you cannot technically do that then there must be no marketing or promotion of the class other than to members of your business. The stream must only be available for viewing in Australia.

We will grant the licence for the purpose of live streaming only.

We don’t have the rights to let you copy, store and subsequently communicate the class.

The stream is not to include any third-party advertising.

This additional activity under OneMusic Australia’s licence coverage is granted for a temporary period of six months (through to 30 September 2020) due to the extraordinary circumstances brought about by COVID-19.

Fitness and Wellbeing Sector

Virtual Fitness Classes and Live Streamed Fitness Classes are different. A Virtual Exercise Class is NOT considered a Fitness Class but a live streamed class IS considered a Fitness Class.

Churches

If you are a church seeking to stream your worship service online, please contact CCLI. You can contact the CCLI team via asiapacific@ccli.com or on 1300 225 400. Further details can be found on their website.

Live Streaming a Music Concert

You can stream APRA AMCOS-licensed music in your music concert under our existing arrangements with these platforms, but please note this is for live stream only and excludes saving (archiving) streams to be viewed later.

The music concert stream under this licence scheme cannot include any third-party advertising or charges to view the stream.

If you intend to charge your viewers to watch your music concert or carry advertising a separate licence applies.

Funeral Services

Fortunately for funerals directors, the Streaming Package available under our licence is ready-made to stream funerals services that include copyright protected music. If you don’t currently hold that licence, and need to – if only for a temporary period – we’re here to help.

To assist our licensees further through this challenging time, we have – for a limited period and at no additional cost – agreed to extend certain rights available under our licence to allow for easier delivery of online services.

Please contact us at funerals@onemusic.com.au or live chat for more information.