Written on September 25 2014
Due to the lack response from the MTNZ Society membership to the OneMusic survey that Ngaire Holmes our Zone Two Rep asked you to participate in earlier this year, unfortunately OneMusic did not receive enough information to enable them to create a bespoke licence for the Musical Theatre NZ membership, so OneMusic have made a decision to not licence theatre spaces for the public performance of background music.
Any music (that is in APRA's and/or PPNZ's repertoire) requires permission prior to the use commencing, the background music that is used pre show, at intermission and post show in a theatre space requires a background music licence. As the OneMusic relicensing project has shown the inclusion of these spaces has seen a tremendous increase in licence fees. This was never their intention. For MTNZ members they will only licence the foyer space, if there is a bar then an OneMusic Hospitality Licence is required, if no bar then an OneMusic Retail and General Licence is required. Both are linked here:
The differentiating between Hospitality and Retail/General is not ideal and OneMusic know that our members will most likely think ‘Hospitality’ should only reflect a bar open every night and not applicable to them then Greer is happy to accept a Retail & General Licence instead.
With regard to your current invoices please phone Greer Davies on 0800 800 663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Greer will work through whether you need to amend the licence agreement and invoice or whether a new licence agreement needs to be completed.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for our membership to participate in future surveys. Our first production survey will be on line from next week (Kate will be sending out information about this early next week). We need you to help us, to enable us to help you.
If you are require any clarification or wish to discuss this further, please contact Greer at OneMusic 0800 800 663 or fax 09 623 2174 or email@example.com.