Australian retailers will now have more time on their hands after music licence transactions were brought under one initiative, OneMusic Australia. 

Consolidating Australia's two music rights management bodies, PPCA and APRA AMCOS, the launch of the OneMusic Australia body cuts administration time in half and allows businesses to establish and maintain their licence online in one place.

OneMusic Australia is the result of consultation with consumer retail and service industry as well as the B2B service industry over the past two years. 

As a result of the consultation, there is a new Retail and Service Providers licence which covers the entire goods, service and goods and services industries. 

In the new infrastucture licence holders are given seven options to add to their 'shopping cart' for their music licence. Retailers can opt for cover if they have background music, featured music, music videos, website music, music in their car parks, workplace music or telephone on hold music. 

For those retailers using a personal streaming service to play music, a new Gold package covers not only the digital copy/delivery music use, but also allows for an unlimited amount of devices to be playing music, allowing retailers to create different music zones throughout the premises. 

"The introduction of the OneMusic initiative coincides with a deeper understanding by Australian retail businesses that the right, commercially-popular music played for the benefit of customers and staff can support their brand and reputation at the same time as boost their bottom line," OneMusic Australia said in a statement. 

OneMusic Australia was launched on 01 July. 

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