OneMusic

Ever since music went digital it has become increasingly convoluted to get the permission you need to play music in your business,

OneMusic aims to simplify the music licensing. Ever since music went digital it has become increasingly convoluted to get the permission you need to play music in your business, while supporting the people that make the music you love.

Before the digital age it was labour-intensive but do-able. Because music had to flow through large accountable channels, like radio stations, it was easy to keep account of who was played, how many times, et cetera. This accounting allowed for Top 100, Platinum albums and Countdown. Everyone knew how much the music had been played, including the artist.

One Music aims to bring us into the digital age where everyone is a responsible for the ensuring that artists get their fair and just rewards for their work. This requires some rethinking on the part of the people using music in their business.

Here’s an example:

Jodi runs a busy outdoor group personal training business in Coffs Harbour in regional NSW.Jodi doesn’t really have a strict ‘membership’ system, but when a client wants to be trained they have to sign an indemnity waiver and she keeps a list of attendees with their names and numbers. Sometimes she invites people to trial her services for free, but she still marks those attendees in her attendance register.

OneMusic Australia’s definition of a member is any client who has entered into some sort of agreement with a fitness business to use its services. So, anyone who has signed Jodi’s waiver or has participated in her personal training sessions – whether they have paid or not – should be counted as a “member”.

Jodi looks at her list of clients that have paid her over the last 12 months and, together with the waivers and attendance records, she can calculate her final numbers reasonably accurately so she can declare her music use under her OneMusic Australia music licence.

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