The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has reauthorized APRA for another five years to administer and license performing rights in musical works.
ACCC Commissioner Dr. Jill Walker explains, “The ACCC recognises that APRA has been taking steps to address the concerns of its stakeholders, and that these steps represent a significant improvement in APRA’s arrangements. The conditions of authorisation formalise many of the changes commenced by APRA.”
APRA AMCOS’s Sydney-based CEO, Brett Cottle adds, “We welcome the recognition that APRA’s arrangements achieve what can often otherwise be difficult for writers or music users to do on an individual basis.”
For more info on the ACCC head here. https://www.accc.gov.au/