The music licence is an industry licence negotiated between Universities Australia and the music collecting societies: APRA AMCOS, ARIA and PPCA. It grants the University a range of reproduction, public performance and communication rights.
The licence only applies to music within the collecting societies repertoire, this covers the majority of music commercially available in Australia. To check if a musical work is covered you can search works at the APRA AMCOS website. If you are reproducing a sound recording, e.g. from a CD, check the ARIA list. The music must be from a legitimate source, e.g. not illegally downloaded.
The licence mostly relates to educational purposes and University events, both of these terms are defined in the licence. Educational purposes must be in connection with a particular course of instruction, study and/or research. A University event is one which is organised or authorised by the University. It can be held at the University or other venue. It does not apply to events with an entry fee or to events held at a University venue which has been hired by a third party.