Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd application for revocation of authorisations A91367 – A91375 and substitution of new authorisation A1000433—determination

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) has issued a determination in respect of the application for revocation and substitution lodged by the Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd (APRA) on 24 December 2018.

APRA sought authorisation to enable it to continue its arrangements for the acquisition and licencing of performing rights in musical works.

For the reasons set out in its determination, the ACCC has decided to grant conditional authorisation for four years. A copy of the ACCC’s determination is attached and is also available on the ACCC’s authorisations public register.

Application for review

Pursuant to section 101 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, a person dissatisfied with this determination may apply to the Australian Competition Tribunal for its review. An application for review must be made within 21 days of the date of this determination; that is, on or before 3 August 2020. If no application to review is lodged by this date, the ACCC’s determination will come into force on 4 August 2020.

An application for review of the ACCC’s determination should be lodged directly with the Australian Competition Tribunal. The Australian Competition Tribunal is a separate body from the ACCC and is located within the Federal Court of Australia.

For further information about the process involved in reviewing decisions in the Australian Competition Tribunal, please refer to the Tribunal’s website.

This letter has been placed on the ACCC’s public register. If you wish to discuss any aspect of this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Tessa Cramond on 03 9658 6516.