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Safeguarding the rights of Australian recording artists and the music community

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article image Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA)

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) represents the interest of record companies and Australian recording artists.

Established in 1969, the PPCA is a national, non-government and non-profit organisation that contributes to the growth of the Australian music community by promoting to businesses the value of using recorded music.

The PPCA work together with its licensors, thousands of Australian recording artists and major and independent music labels.

Giving back to the Australian music community
The PPCA grant licenses for the broadcast, communication or public playing of recorded music or music videos.

The organisation currently licence over 50,000 venues Australia-wide, including:

  • clubs
  • hotels
  • bars
  • restaurants
  • fitness centres
  • shops
  • halls and dance studios
  • radio and tv stations

Music is a crucial part of Australian culture
The PPCA currently supports a number of music initiatives to encourage upcoming artists to continue making music. These initiatives include:

  • Australian Music Prize
  • Music Matters
  • Resound Appeal
  • The Song Room
  • Sounds Australia
  • Support Act Limited


Photo: a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) from Brandon Giesbrecht's Flickr photo stream

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