Here's an interesting one folks to be aware of...
It's not uncommon now to use multimedia or film clips to enhance productions - particularly dance shows and music acts. It's now coming under increased copyright scrutiny.
If you use a film clip and original music for a dance show that then gets filmed and distributed (eg a end of year dance concert) then the APRA fees cover the live performance ONLY - If you intend to film the show (or in fact parents film the show and upload it to Youtube, facebook etc) and it's distributed (whether for money or not on DVD or Electronically) then it has to get the publishers copyright approval. That's a whole different ball game to music only and can be time consuming and VERY costly.
If you have a show coming up allow plenty of time to get approvals and a few bucks for the extra fees.
Here are some useful links:
The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) may be able to help you find the owner of copyright in music, as they have extensive databases of rights holders.
The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) may be able to help you find the record company that owns copyright in a sound recording you want to use. Playing or performing music in public
APRA|AMCOS Phone: (02) 9935 7900;www.apraamcos.com.au
PPCA Phone: (02) 8569 1100; www.ppca.com.au
ARIA Phone: (02) 8569 1144; www.aria.com.au
GENERAL COPYRIGHT INFO:
Australian Copyright Council: www.copyright.org.au
Australian Publishers Association Phone: (02) 9281 9788;www.publishers.asn.au
Copyright Agency Phone: (02) 9394 7600;www.copyright.com.au
Australian Society of Authors Phone: 02 9211 1004;www.asauthors.org
FILMS, TV PROGS, DVD & VIDEOS
Copying - The first point of contact to get permission to copy a video is usually the production company. Directories such as the Encore Directory will help, www.encoredirectory.com.au
Screen Australia Phone: 1800 213 099; www.screenaustralia.gov.au
Screenrights Phone: (02) 9904 0133; www.screenrights.org
PHOTOS, IMAGES ETC
Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) Phone: 1300 656 512; www.alliance.org.au
Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Phone: 03 9856 0700; www.aipp.com.au
Australian Commercial and Media Photographers (ACMP) Phone: (02) 9025 3975; www.acmp.com.au
PLAYS & WRITTEN WORKS
The Australian Writers’ Guild may be able to assist in finding the copyright owner of plays etc:www.awg.com.au
WORKS OF ART
Viscopy, the visual artists’ collecting society, for the reproduction of works of art from Australia or overseas:www.viscopy.org.au
Business Software Alliance www.bsa.org/Australia