5521 Music Publishing

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Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
Reference period
2006 (Revision 2.0)

5521 Music Publishing

This class consists of units mainly engaged in acquiring and registering copyrights for musical compositions 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 interest of the composing unit, or other owners of musical compositions, to produce revenues from the use of such works, usually through licensing agreements. These units may own the copyright or act as administrator of the music copyrights on behalf of copyright owners. Also included in this class are units publishing sheet music (including in bound book form).

Primary activities

  • Authorising use of copyrighted musical composition
  • Music book publishing
  • Music book (bound sheet music) publishing
  • Music copyright buying and selling
  • Music publishing
  • Sheet music publishing
  • Song publishing


Units mainly engaged in

  • composing music are included in Class 9002 Creative Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers; and
  • printing sheet music without publishing are included in Class 1611 Printing.
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