Australasian Performing Right Association Limited - Authorisation - A90918 to A90925


APRA sought re-authorisation for its arrangements for acquisition and licensing of performing rights in its music repertoire. In broad terms APRA sought `re-authorisation? of its:
? input arrangements ? being the assignment of performing rights by members to APRA and the terms upon which membership of APRA is granted;
? output arrangements ? being the licensing arrangements between APRA and the users of musical works;
? distribution arrangements ? being the arrangements pursuant to which APRA distributes to its members the fees that it has collected from licensees/users; and
? overseas arrangements ? being the reciprocal arrangements between APRA and overseas collecting societies pursuant to which each grants the other the right to licence works in their repertoires.
The arrangements were first authorised by the Australian Competition Tribunal in 2000.
On 8 March 2006, the ACCC released a determination re-authorising the arrangements for a further 4 years.

Authorisation granted unconditionally for 4 years.


  • Australasian Performing Rights Association Ltd (APRA)

Authorisation number(s)

  • A90918
  • A90919
  • A90920
  • A90922
  • A90924
  • A90925


Document title Date

ACCC correspondence

Submissions - before draft decision

Document title Date

Pre-decision conferences