Hospitality NZ: OneMusic COVID-19 Discount

In a recent message to their members, Hospitality NZ misinterpreted information regarding our COVID-19 discount.

We're grateful to Hospitality NZ that they sent a follow-up message explaining the error - read our full message regarding the COVID-19 discount for our hospitality customers below:

If you hold a current OneMusic licence and were closed for any length of time during the Covid-19 National Lockdown, OneMusic are applying a 25% discount on your Background Music licence fees. This equates to a 90-day discount, regardless of how long you were closed.

What about live Music, DJ’s and/or Karaoke?

The discount applies to your background music fees. If you also have featured music (live, DJs and/or karaoke) included on your OneMusic account, you will also get an opportunity to review your featured music use. Reviewing your featured music will ensure that you only report for the days that you had live, DJs and/or karaoke.

What period does the discount apply to?

The discount will be applied to the period when the National Lockdown fell, a credit will generate on your account.

What do I need to do?

Nothing – if you’re a OneMusic customer, they will be in touch in the coming days (if they haven’t already) with more information about the discount. Alongside the discount, they’re also offering monthly payment plans to all businesses that need them.

Let’s work together to keep the music playing

It’s OneMusic’s hope that the discount makes things a little easier for your business at this challenging time.

The licence fees you pay are paid to the people that write, record and invest in music - through holding a licence you’re contributing to the sustainability and growth of the music industry.

The music industry contributes around $730 million to New Zealand’s GDP, and employs more than 3,000 people. As a result of COVID-19, songwriters, performing artists, managers, venues, crew, production suppliers and everyone in the music eco-system have experienced dramatic losses.

For more information about the OneMusic COVID-19 discount visit the OneMusic website.