5522 Music and Other Sound Recording Activities

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

5522 Music and Other Sound Recording Activities

This class consists of units mainly engaged in producing original (sound) master recordings such as tapes and CDs and releasing and distributing these sound recordings to wholesalers, retailers or directly to the public. Also included in this class are units engaged in operating sound recording studios and in the production of pre-recorded radio programs.

Primary activities

  • Audio service (including for meetings and conferences)
  • Producing pre-recorded radio programming
  • Record distribution
  • Record production
  • Record production and distribution
  • Sound recording post-production service
  • Sound recording studio operation


Units mainly engaged in

  • the mass duplication of audio and visual media are included in Class 1620 Reproduction of Recorded Media;
  • acquiring and registering copyrights for musical compositions are included in Class 5521 Music Publishing;
  • providing musical performances are included in Class 9001 Performing Arts Operation; and
  • wholesaling pre-recorded audio media are included in Class 3739 Other Goods Wholesaling n.e.c.
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