The University purchases a Tertiary Music Licence (through ARIA, APRA AMCOS, and PPCA) which allows for certain uses of music for student and staff audiences. This includes live performances at events, background music on campus, and use in teaching. The licence applies to music that is commercially available in Australia (you can search the included repertoire) and has been obtained from a legitimate source, i.e. not illegally downloaded.
For further information, contact the Copyright Librarian with specific details of your proposed use of music. Some circumstances may require university departments to purchase additional licences.
Playing recorded music or giving a live performance is permitted in the following scenarios:
These rules apply to playing or performing music. There are separate rules for filming these events for social media and using music in videos, please contact the Copyright Librarian for information about video use.
Music can be used for educational purposes as long as the audience is restricted to Flinders students only.
Dramatic productions (stage productions, ballets, musicals, etc.) require special licensing which needs to be planned well in advance. The Copyright Librarian can advise on where to seek these licences.
The music licence does not allow:
Contact the Copyright Librarian who can help arrange for your department to purchase additional licensing for scenarios not covered by the Tertiary Music Licence.
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