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.

(updated 1 December 2021)

All businesses that live-stream music

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.

Limitations for specific businesses that live-stream music

Fitness and Wellbeing Sector

From 1 November 2020 (until 30 June 2021), there is an option to add live-streamed licence cover to your existing fitness licence. This additional activity under OneMusic Australia’s licence coverage is granted for a temporary period due to the extraordinary circumstances brought about by COVID-19.

Rates are:

1-100 live-streamed fitness classes $583.33 including GST
101-300 live-streamed fitness classes $1,750.00 including GST
301-500 live-streamed fitness classes $2,916.66 including GST
501+ live-streamed fitness classes $5,833.33 including GST

We are busy creating a Licence Agreement for this top-up cover. Until then, existing customers with a fitness licence can email to ask for this cover to be added and let us know how many live-streamed classes will take place. 

The live-stream must be communicated from servers owned/controlled by your fitness centre (i.e. a streaming server that is not Facebook or YouTube etc)

Why? OneMusic Australia’s licence doesn’t extend to Facebook and YouTube. If your business live-streams your activities on these platforms, this is tracked by music recognition technology and may result in Facebook, YouTube etc issuing you with a take-down notice or perhaps your live-stream being disrupted. OneMusic does not control these areas of music licensing, so it is best to have the live-stream on your own streaming server. If your business does decide to go ahead with classes on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram etc, you still need to declare these classes to us.

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

We can only grant this licence for the purpose of live-streaming – this does not allow the copying, storing and subsequent communication of the content by your fitness business or your clients.

The live-stream is to be for the use of members within fitness centres in Australia only.

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

Dance and Performance Sector

From 1 November 2020 (until 30 June 2021), there is an option to add live-streamed licence cover to your existing dance licence. The rate is a flat $415.68 fee with live-streamed classes not to exceed 40 per week. This additional activity under OneMusic Australia’s licence coverage is granted for a temporary period due to the extraordinary circumstances brought about by COVID-19.

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 and store the class.

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

This additional activity under OneMusic Australia’s licence coverage is granted for a temporary period to 30 June 2021 due to the extraordinary circumstances brought about by COVID-19.

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.

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.

Live-streaming a live music performance/concert

If you live-stream APRA AMCOS-licensed music in your music performance/concert read more about what you need to do.