Commercial Radio Music Code

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) publishes a Code of Practice, applicable to commercial radio broadcasting services. The Code contains, at section 5, obligations in relation to the broadcast of Australian music. The Code can be viewed here.

For many years the Australian Music Performance Committee (AMPCOM), a voluntary association comprised of representatives of Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), and the Australian Music Publishers’ Association Ltd (AMPAL), the Musicians’ Union of Australia and the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) co-ordinated annual reports on the compliance of the commercial radio industry with the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice related to the playing of Australian music on radio. Those reports can be accessed below.

In March 2017 The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) registered an updated Code of Practice for the industry, eliminating the requirement for AMPCOM under the Code.

ARIA will still make available the compliance reports (ie ‘content return’) prepared by CRA annually, together with the information on the production of new Australian music. As they become available, those reports will be accessible from this page.



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