On 11 February 2019 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) received a collective bargaining notification from Mood Media Australia Pty Ltd (Mood Media) and Stingray Group Inc (Stingray Group) to enable Mood Media and Stingray Group to collectively negotiate the terms and conditions of music licence arrangements to be entered into between each of them and APRA AMCOS, including licence fees.
On 28 March 2019 the ACCC decided not to object to the notification. The ACCC decided to allow the immunity provided by the notification to remain in force for ten years from the date it was lodged. Accordingly, the notification came into force on 25 February 2019 and will remain in force until 10 February 2029, unless it is withdrawn or revoked. Further information about the ACCC’s decision is available in the Statement of Reasons below.