BANSW President Jeff Markham presenting City of Wollongong Brass Band Librarian Iris Wright with the first Association Licence.
BANSW and OneMusic Australia have launched the Associations Licence and this is now available to all community bands who are BANSW members.
UPDATE JULY 2020 Licence: Due to the restrictions placed on community groups due to COVID-19, all OneMusic Association Licences issued to Association members are still considered to be on hold. Once the restrictions have been lifted and bands are allowed to rehearse and perform, the licence will come into effect and will be charged at the pro-rata rate which will be advised closer to that time.
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 the 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 to the Association from APRA/AMCOS in February.
Please click here to view the information sheet for full details.