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4902.0 - Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, 2001  
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2 Arts

    23 Music Composition and Publishing
      231 Music Composition
      232 Music Publishing
      233 Record Companies and Distributors
      234 Recorded Music Retailing


GROUP DEFINITION

Group 23 Music Composition and Publishing consists of units mainly engaged in creating or publishing musical compositions, or in releasing recordings of music or other audio material. Group 23 also includes the wholesaling and retailing of recorded music, audio books and other audio products.


CLASS 231 MUSIC COMPOSITION

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in the activities of composing, arranging and orchestrating music, and song writing.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in performing music are included in Class 221 Music Performance.

Primary Activities

Composing music
Song, lyric or libretto writing


CLASS 232 MUSIC PUBLISHING

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in acquiring and registering copyrights for musical compositions in accordance with law, and promoting and authorising the use of these compositions in recordings, radio, television, motion pictures, live performances, print or other media. Units in this class represent the interests of the songwriter or other owners of musical compositions to produce revenues from the use of such works, generally through licensing agreements. Music publishers may own music copyrights or act as administrators on behalf of copyright owners. They may also publish sheet music and/or license the use of production or library music.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in

(a) printing sheet music are included in Class 215 Other Printing;

(b) operating record companies are included in Class 233 Record Companies and Distributors;

(c) distributing recorded media are included in Class 233 Record Companies and Distributors; and

(d) operating sound recording studios are included in Class 279 Arts n.e.c.

Primary Activities

Investing in copyrights for music

Licensing production or library music

Publishing music

Sheet music publishing

Sheet music wholesaling


CLASS 233 RECORD COMPANIES AND DISTRIBUTORS

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in originating and releasing musical or other audio recordings by artists with whom they have recording contracts. Also included are units mainly engaged in the distribution or wholesaling of recorded music or other audio products. The products may be sourced via licensing or packaging and distribution deals, or may simply be purchased outright for resale.


Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in

(a) publishing music are included in Class 232 Music Publishing;

(b) production of music videos are included in Class 263 Film and Video Production;

(c) distributing recorded video media are included in Class 264 Film and Video Distribution; and

(d) operating sound recording studios are included in Class 279 Arts n.e.c.

Primary Activities

Originating and releasing (i.e. publishing) musical and other audio recordings

Production of retrospective and compilation albums from existing catalogues of sound recordings

Record company operation

Recorded audio media distribution

Recorded music and other audio product distribution, whether or not under licence


CLASS 234 RECORDED MUSIC RETAILING

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in retailing recorded music and other audio and video products.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in

(a) retailing musical instruments and sheet music are included in Class 271 Musical Instrument Retailing;

(b) repairing, restoring and tuning musical instruments are included in Class 279 Arts n.e.c.; and

(c) retailing home entertainment equipment are included in Class 483 Other Culture and Leisure Goods Retailing n.e.c.

Primary Activities

Mail order or Internet-based recorded music retailing (including record clubs)

Music video retailing

Recorded music and other audio and video product retailing

Second hand records retailing


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