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Two tips to reduce your fitness class music fees in 2020

The recent OneMusic Australia licence scheme has certain implications for the way you use music in your group exercise classes - but there are a couple of ways to minimise the costs involved.

The POWER MUSIC NOW subscription service, digital downloads, and CDs offer the fitness industry in Australia the largest catalogue of music that’s 100% PPCA Free - and members of Australian Fitness Network save 10% on purchases.

Under the new One Music Australia licence scheme, any instructor or club that uses Power Music EXCLUSIVELY in their Group Fitness classes is eligible for a Partial Rights discount of 48.25% per class rate for each Fitness Class that does not use PPCA Sound Recordings.

In addition, when you subscribe to POWER MUSIC NOW or purchase a digital download from the Power Music website and access that music directly inside the POWER MUSIC NOW pitch control player app, you can avoid paying the $400 per year “Digital Copy/Delivery” fee.

You read right: if you purchase a digital download then put it in iTunes and transfer that album to your mobile device or iPod, you will need to pay the $400 'Digital Copy/Delivery' fee. That's one you'll want to avoid.

So, for the most budget-friendly new year, it pays to either subscribe to POWER MUSIC NOW or purchase a digital download but access it directly inside the POWER MUSIC NOW app in the “Purchased Products” area in order to avoid paying the $400 per year 'Digital Copy/Delivery' fee.

Instructions for accessing your digital albums directly inside the POWER MUSIC NOW app (to avoid the $400 fee) can be found in item #1 in this link: faq.powermusic.com/how-do-i-access-my-music. For the avoidance of doubt, if you follow instructions for #2 in this link you will be required to pay the $400 'Digital Copy/Delivery fee'.

Note: A license authorising the Public Performance of Musical Works and Compositions via APRA AMCOS or PPCA may still be required. Consult with OneMusic Australia for more information on requirements at onemusic.com.au

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