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Music copyright is complex, with rights existing in:

  • the composition
  • the performance
  • the arrangement
  • the mechanical recording and transfer
  • the published edition, and
  • the lyrics/libretto (if any).

The Music Licence Agreement allows students to make audio and/or video recordings which include copyright music/sound for education purposes, provided they are made as part of a course and are only played in classrooms to an audience under instruction. Students can also perform copyright music for educational purposes in classroom settings.

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