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Approvals, Licenses & Services

Before you begin your business operations, there are a number of approvals and legal processes to consider in your planning.

Failure to provide essential services or gain proper approvals can have serious legal ramifications; so make sure you do everything by the book! Here are some of the approvals and services you may be obliged to provide or consider:

Noise Regulations

Health (Food Hygiene) regulations

Health regulations

Liquor licensing

Public safety

First aid

Occupational Health and Safety

Disability access

Waste management

Public Liability Insurance

Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) Licensing

Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA)

Organisations such as APRA ensure that creative artists are able to keep copyright over their work and be paid properly for what they do.

If you are intending to hold events where music will be played or if you will be playing music in your store then you will need to find the appropriate APRA license and organise to pay the fees required.  

APRA have a range of licensing options that cover all situations. For more information about which APRA license you need, head to the APRA website. There you will find a wealth of information about how APRA works and why you should ensure you have the correct licenses to play music as part of your event or business.

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Amplifier Modules

Use the buttons below to navigate the various Amplifier Arts Business Guide for Creative Young People educational modules.