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  1. Australia's PPCA Loses Court Battle Over Radio Royalty Rates

    March 28, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Collecting society the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) has failed in its High Court challenge to remove a long-standing cap which limits to 1% the royalty rate commercial radio pays to play its recordings. The full bench of th ...

  2. Australian Commercial Radio Wins Simulcast Suit Against PPCA

    February 23, 2012 10:34 AM EST Australia's commercial radio stations won't have to pay out extra royalties for online "simulcasting" of recorded music following an important ruling last week from the country's Federal Court. Recording companies' co ...

  3. Australian Record Labels' Lawsuit to Increase Radio Royalties to Reach High Court in May

    April 28, 2011 1:43 PM EDT Australian record labels' legal attempt to increase broadcast license fees will reach the country's High Court next month. On May 10, the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) -- the neighboring rights collection society f ...

  4. Aus Court Rejects PPCA Fitness Tariff

    December 13, 2010 2:15 PM EST Australian neighboring rights body PPCA must now sweat on its fitness industry tariff after the Federal Court sent the case back to the Copyright Tribunal for a redetermination. After a bruising battle, the Tribunal on May 17 applied a massive new ...

  5. Fitness Clubs To Appeal Music Tariff Ruling

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian neighboring rights body PPCA may have to hold off celebrating any new windfalls from the fitness sector. National heath and fitness trade association Fitness Australia, whose members operate 1,100 gyms, has appealed the Copyright Tribun ...

  6. Australian Fitness Class Music Fees To Soar

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia has out-muscled the country's fitness industry as a long-running battle over music fees comes to a conclusion. Australia's Copyright Tribunal today (May 17) ruled in favor of the PPCA and ...

  7. Australian Labels, Broadcasters Set For Court

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Neighboring rights body the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and trade group Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) will square up in Australia's Federal Court during June to do battle over Internet simulcast rights. The date fo ...

  8. ARIA, PPCA Re-elect Ed St John, George Ash

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ed St John and George Ash have been re-elected as chairman of Australian labels body ARIA and collecting society PPCA, respectively. For the next 12 months, St. John will lead an ARIA board comprising Sony Music Australasia chairman and CEO Denis ...

  9. Australia's PPCA Wants Radio Income Cap Removed

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's PPCA is challenging the country's commercial radio sector for a bigger cut of broadcast income. On behalf of its membership, the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia launched a constitutional case in the High Court a ...

  10. Australian Eateries Weeks Away From New Music Rates

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's cafes and restaurants have until the end of the month to consider whether music will remain a core ingredient to their businesses. The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) on Dec. 1 will implement a new tariff cove ...

  11. Aussie Restaurants Face Performance Rate Increase

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aussie restaurateurs have been getting away with paying too little, too long for the music they use to create ambience. That's the basis of an argument presented by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia, which has begun targeting ...

  12. Ash Takes Helm At PPCA

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Ash, managing director of Universal Music Australia, has been elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board of directors. The New Zealand-born executive succeeds long-serving chair John O'Donnell in ...

  13. Tribunal On Gym Music Tariff Down Under

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia is getting physical with fitness gyms, which the collecting society reckons is underpaying for the use of music in its workout classes. The PPCA's case for a proposed new recorded music tariff ...

  14. More Domestic Acts On Australian Radio

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST An "unprecedented" number of homegrown Australian acts have made an impression in an annual national airplay report. But it was American artists who ultimately were the biggest winners. U.S. artists dominated the top five spots of the Ph ...

  15. Australia's PPCA Push Fitness Centers For Higher Rates

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), which represents the interests of recording artists and labels, wants commercial gym classes to pay more for its use of recorded music. The organization has proposed to the Copyright Tribun ...

  16. O'Donnell Returns For Fourth Term As PPCA Chair

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia's CEO John O'Donnell has been re-elected for a fourth year as chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board. Also joining the board as licensor representative is Sebastian Chase, founder a ...

  17. Aussie Venues Launch Action Against PPCA

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian hotel and nightclub industries have jointly launched a Federal Court appeal against the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia's win to raise licensing fees. Last month, the Copyright Tribunal allowed the PPCA -- which r ...

  18. Australia's PPCA Hikes Clubs License Fees

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Owners of Australian nightclubs are fuming about having to pay significantly-hiked music license fees. New rates -- to be introduced at a date still to be decided but expected to be phased in over the next few years -- were approved Tuesday by the ...

  19. O'Connell Returns As PPCA Chair

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia's managing director John O'Donnell has been unanimously re-elected as chair of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) for the fourth consecutive period. The appointment, made at a board meeting today ...

  20. AMP Shortlist 8 Becomes 9

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the Australian Music Prize (AMP) sprung a surprise today (Jan. 31) when the final nomination Short List 8 carried an extra album title. The reason was simple, explains Scott Murphy, AMP founder and prize director: there were more tha ...

  21. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  22. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  23. O'Donnell Remains Chair Of Oz Firm PPCA

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia's managing director John O'Donnell has been named chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia board for a third consecutive term. EMI Music Australia's managing director John O'Donnell has ...

  24. Aussie Biz Creates New Prize

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Award inspired by U.K.'s Mercury Prize. The Australian music business has united for the Australian Music Prize (AMP), an honor designed to promote domestic acts. It plans to recognize the most creative Australian album of a calendar year. Wi ...

  25. Aussie Acts Prominent On 2004 PPCA Playlist

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a first, home-grown artists accounted for the three most broadcast acts on Australian radio and television last year. Based on playlist data from the 2003-04 financial year, the Top 100 Most Broadc In a first, home-grown artists accounted for t ...

  26. O'Donnell To Chair PPCA Board

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia managing director John O'Donnell has been appointed chairman of collecting society the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia. EMI Music Australia managing director John O'Donnell has been appointed chairman of ...

  27. Australia's PPCA Plans Tariff Hike

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) has proposed a massive hike in the licensing fees nightclub and hotel owners must pay for public performances. The PPCA licenses the broadcast and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia ( ...

  28. Australia's PPCA Plans Tariff Hike

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clubs react to fee increase. Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) has proposed a massive hike in the licensing fees nightclub and hotel owners must pay for public performances. The PPCA licenses the broadcast and public performance ...

  29. New Board For Australia's PPCA

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia chairman/CEO Shaun James was re-elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Co. of Australia (PPCA) board at the body's annual general meeting last week in Sydney. He will Warner Music Australia chairman/CEO Shaun ...