All companies or individuals who sign the PPCA input agreement must have direct licensing guidelines. These direct licensing guidelines should say whether or not the person who owns the sound recording wants to give others permission to use the recording, or whether they want the PPCA to do this for them. If they want to licence their own sound recordings (direct licensing) their guidelines should explain when and how the recording company or artist will enter into a direct licence for public performance and transmission rights for those sound recordings. Arts Law has developed an information sheet about the direct licensing requirements. We have also prepared a template that can be used to draw up your own set of direct licensing guidelines.
For more information on the PPCA direct licensing guidelines requirement see Arts Law’s Direct Licensing Guidelines information sheet.
Sample Direct Licensing Guidelines have been developed to assist small record companies and independent artists (i.e. those not signed to a record label) that are licensors to PPCA to meet this requirement.
For further details see Arts Law’s sample Direct licensing guidelines: sound recordings
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