APRA/AMCOS Association Licence

City of Wollongong Brass Band – BANSW President Jeff Markham presenting band librarian Iris Wright with the first APRA/AMCOS Association Licence.

We are pleased to announce that after 18 months of negotiations with APRA/AMCOS, BANSW and APRA/AMCOS are launching the new ‘Associations Licence’ and this is now available to all community bands who are BANSW members.

This licence will revolutionise the Licensing regime for community bands. It will cover your band for pretty much everything which a community band does (including photocopying for rehearsal, performance and preservation purposes, something which we have never previously been allowed). This licence represents a significant simplification, cost and time saving on your existing licences which all bands are required to hold in order to do what we do.

The licence program is now available for all community bands to become a part of as members of BANSW and in becoming part of this program, your band will become compliant with laws regarding the performance and playing of copyrighted material.

If your band has an existing APRA/AMCOS Licence and is wanting to join this program, APRA/AMCOS will provide a pro-rata refund on your existing licence. If your band takes out a licence mid-year, a pro-rata licence fee will be applicable.

No forms to fill out, no need for multiple payments and multiple licences. All you need do is send BANSW an email expressing your interest in taking out a licence and remit the amount due as indicated on the listing below (Incl.GST) by bank transfer with your Band name noted on the transfer (most important), and we will then forward you your licence issued under the BANSW / APRA AMCOS Agreement.

The licence is to be renewed on the 1st March each year. Annual and Pro-rata fees will be made available at the beginning of each year.

Please click here to view the information sheet for full details.

The pro-rata amounts due for 2017 are as follows:

Start Month  Annual Amount
Mar-17                             275.00
Apr-17                             251.64
May-17                             229.04
Jun-17                             205.68
Jul-17                             183.08
Aug-17                             159.73
Sep-17                             136.37
Oct-17                             113.77
Nov-17                                90.41
Dec-17                                67.81
Jan-18                                44.45
Feb-18                                21.10