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GRAND RIGHTS PERFORMANCE LICENSING

Grand Rights Licensing refers to, unless performed by means of a cinematograph film:

(i) dramatico-musical works performed in their entirety;
(ii) in the case only of a public performance, any works or excerpts therefrom,  performed in a dramatic context;
(iii) oratorios and large choral works (that is, choral works written to exceed 20 minutes duration), performed in their entirety; and
(iv) the whole or any part of any music and of any words associated therewith composed

for or used in conjunction with a ballet, if accompanied by a visual representation of that ballet or part thereof.

In the above definition of Grand Rights:
“dramatico-musical work” means an opera, peretta, musical play, revue or pantomime, insofar as it consists of words and music written expressly therefore; “dramatic context” means:

(a) in conjunction with:

    (i)     acting;
    (ii)    costumes;
    (iii)   scenic accessories; and
    (iv)   scripted dialogue or other dramatic effects; or

(b) as a ballet;

“ballet” shall mean a choreographic work having a story, plot or abstract idea, devised

or used for the purpose of interpretation by dancing and/ormiming, but shall not include country or folk dancing, nor tap dancing, nor precision dancing sequences.

For more information, or to apply for a Grand Rights performance licence, please contact:
Lyle Chan, Senior Classical Consultant:  Lyle.Chan@musicsales.com.au and/or
Lucy Song, Licensing Manager: Lucy.Song@musicsales.com.au

If your public performance fits into the above definition of Dramatic Context, please contact the Australian Performing Rights Association Limited (APRA Ltd) at: theatre@apra.com.au.

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