Where does your licence fee go?

Many music creators from here and around the world earn an income by granting organisations, like ours, the right to collect and pay their royalties when a business plays the music they make.

OneMusic licence fees are distributed by APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ, who manage music royalty payments of all music use. They created the joint licensing initiative, OneMusic. One-licence for businesses to cover the public performance permission required under New Zealand Copyright law.

When you hear about music royalties, that's what we do. We are a data powerhouse and have a legal commitment to music creators with detailed royalty distribution policies.

APRA AMCOSRecorded Music NZ


OneMusic licensed industries combine to form the total distribution revenue specific to public performance.

Total Distribution Revenue


APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ collect music use data to determine the distribution of revenue from OneMusic licences.

Radio Radio
Includes broadcast and online radio stations across commercial, public, community (access), iwi, and student radio.
Television Television
Includes both paid or free-to-air, television broadcast and online commercial and regional television.
Digital Music Service Digital Music Services
Includes Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and more.
Background Music Supplier Background Music Suppliers
Music suppliers who provide programmed curated music to businesses, click here for more.
Live Music Live Music
Revenue from the licenced per day live rate is distributed by APRA to their members based on songs played that are self-reported by the APRA member, click here for more.
Music Recognition Technology Music Recognition Technology
An audio matching process taken from DJ performances, click here for more.
Audoo Audio Meter Audoo Audio Metres
We invest in emerging technology like Audoo, a device for businesses which uses finger-print technology and sends us the data of the music you play, click here to register for a device.

What we do isn’t simple, but we make it simple for you.

…and we've been doing it a long time. Click here to read our story.

Just like any organisation APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ ensure we have the systems and capabilities in place to educate businesses and continue paying and supporting the people who make and own the music businesses use.
We keep our administration cost low, at approximately 13% and don’t keep a profit.