Hospitality

The OneMusic Hospitality licence is tailor made for the hospitality industry, covering all the ways hospitality businesses use music - from playing background music to hosting live bands, DJs and karaoke nights.

However your hospitality business use music, a OneMusic Hospitality Licence grants you the legal permission you need to use virtually all music available quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Once you have a licence in place you will have the legal permission you need to use music from all corners of the globe, while supporting the people that make the music you love. 

 

 

HOSPITALITY

Background Music Annual Fee Featured Music Per Day Fee*
Premises Area Restaurants / Cafes Pubs / Bars Live Performers* DJs* Karaoke*
0-49 m2 $345.79 $432.24 $13.59 $18.52 $13.59
50-99 m2 $419.89 $555.75 $14.82 $19.77 $14.82
100-149m2 $493.99 $679.22 $16.05 $21.00 $16.05
150-199m2 $568.09 $802.73 $17.30 $22.23 $17.30
200-249m2 $642.18 $926.22 $18.52 $23.47 $18.52
250-299m2 $716.29 $1049.73 $19.77 $24.69 $19.77
300+m2 $790.40 $1173.22 $21.00 $25.94 $21.00
  MUSIC DUBBING
  $296.40 per annum
  • Rates include GST and are valid from 1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020. Rates increase by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on 1 October each year.
  • Featured music performances are subject to a maximum $35 ticket price threshold.
  • Where performances have a ticket price that is $35 or greater, an APRA event licence is applicable.
  • A restaurant/café is a business whose primary focus is on the service of food to customers.
  • A pub/bar is a business whose primary focus is on the service of drinks to customers.
  • Where a business has both restaurant and bar areas, only one licence is required and should be calculated based on the cumulative premises area applying the pub/bar tariff.
  • The premises area is defined as the public area where music is played and is measured in square metres.
  • Music Dubbing covers the reproduction and / or temporary storage (caching) of music copied for the purposes of public performance.
  • If you play exclusively radio in your business, the background music fee is 50% of the rates in columns 1 and 2 above.
  • Radio includes local and national radio stations (for example The Hits, The Breeze and George FM), however does not include internet radio stations.

 


 

OneMusic is an official partner of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand - an organisation that provides advice, education and advocacy on behalf of its members. They also advise on compliance issues, including music licensing requirements. Visit the Restaurant Association of New Zealand website for more information.

 

Why does my business need a music licence?

Under the Copyright Act (1994), having permission from music creators to use their music in your business is a legal requirement. This permission is required regardless of how you play music – whether you play the radio, CDs, use digital music services, or have live performers or DJs play in your business. A OneMusic licence grants you the legal permission you need to use virtually all music from anywhere in the world.

I have paid for the music I play, so why do I need a licence?

Simply buying music does not provide the rights to use this music in a commercial or public setting. Music is sold for private / domestic use, so any use of this music by a business or organisation requires the permission of music creators to use their music.

Is holding a licence to play music a legal requirement?

Yes it is - the Copyright Act (1994) clearly establishes public performance rights, protecting the rights of music creators. The Copyright Act also outlines the penalties for anyone in breach of the Act. You can access the Copyright Act (1994) here.

I use a music streaming service - why do I need a dubbing licence?

When you play music from a streaming service, temporary copies of songs are stored on your device. The OneMusic Dubbing Licence satisfies your obligations under the Copyright Act (1994) for the copying of music for the purposes of public performance.

It’s important to note that holding a Dubbing Licence does not grant you permission from the music streaming platform itself to use their service in a business or commercial setting. In most cases the terms and conditions of music streaming services do not allow you to use their service in a business or commercial setting.

Learn more about the music dubbing licence here.

Who is OneMusic?

OneMusic is the licensing brand for APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ. OneMusic licenses businesses that use music on behalf of APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ, who return the licence fees collected to music creators – songwriters, composers, music publishers, recording artists and record labels – as royalties.

Both are member organisations, which means that after administration costs all money collected is returned to music creators as royalties.

Where does the money go?

OneMusic pays all money collected to APRA and Recorded Music NZ to distribute to their members - songwriters, composers, music publishers, recording artists and record labels.

For background music, licence fees are distributed using a combination of distribution by analogy and direct distribution (for clients using Background Music Suppliers). Licence fees distributed by analogy are distributed using data from commercial radio stations, student, community and iwi radio stations, background music suppliers, music streaming services and television networks.

For live performances, licence fees are distributed based on performance reports APRA receive from live performers, who provide information regarding where they have played, and the songs they performed.

For DJ performances, licence fees are distributed by analogy using data from dance music radio stations, music television and data from collected from Music Recognition devices permanently installed in dance venues.

APRA and Recorded Music NZ are both member organisations, which means that after administration costs, all money collected is distributed to music creators as royalties.

Who can verify that I need a music licence?

Most councils, Citizens Advice Bureaus and industry trade organisations are familiar with the requirement to hold a music licence when using music in a business. The following organisations also host information regarding music licensing on their websites.

                

I'm hosting an event with a ticket price of $35 or more - what licences do I require?

To make it easy for hospitality businesses to get the permission they need to host performances, OneMusic offer a per-day rate for 'featured music' performances that have a ticket price of less than $35. The 'featured music' per-day rate applies to performances by live performers and DJs, as well as karaoke performances. 

For all performances with a ticket price of $35 or more, event licences are required for each event.

For performances that are live only (for example a live band) an APRA event licence is required. For events that include both live music and recorded music (for example bands and DJs), a licence is required from both APRA for the rights to perform musical works, and Recorded Music NZ for the rights to perform sound recordings. 

Apply for event licences here:

 

Want to know more? Read the full FAQs here, or call us on 0800 800 663 - we're here to help.