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Online Mini Licence

Who's this online music licence for?

This licence covers online services earning less than $12,000 a year for each online activity.

If you use copyright music in your download service, streaming service, or podcast, you need a licence for those works. By ‘use’ we mean anything from copying music from one device to another, to providing music for customers to stream or download, and more.

The Online Mini Licence covers you for:

  • On-demand streaming (individual tracks or streaming services)
  • On-demand digital downloads
  • Webcasting
  • Podcasts
  • Entertainment/audiovisual streaming services
  • Backing tracks
  • Karaoke streaming and download services

Online Mini licence application (pdf)

How it works

You pay when you first take out the licence, then once a year after that. Licence fees are renewed and reassessed each year to take into account any changes to the service.

Your licence will continue unless either party terminates it with 3 months notice.

Where does your money go?

The licence fees you pay are distributed in the most economical and accurate way possible. Read about our cost to revenue ratio.

We ask Online Mini Licence holders to provide music reports each quarter. This ensures licence fees are paid as royalties to the correct songwriters and composers. If you're unable to do so, we apply a distribution by analogy.