Costs

Resolution Facilitator Time

Action Maximum fee to Music User/Music Creator
Initial phone discussion with the Facilitator
(up to 45 minutes)
No charge
Subsequent involvement of the Resolution Facilitator where the amount in dispute is less that $1,500 or there is a Dispute on matters that are not monetary. $50.00 incl. GST
Subsequent involvement of the Resolution Facilitator where the amount in dispute is $1,500-$3,000. $75.00 incl. GST
Subsequent involvement of the Resolution Facilitator where the amount in dispute is over $3,000. $150.00 incl. GST
  • Each Member or Licensee who wishes to become a party to a Dispute must pay this fee (if any) separately.
  • Where the Dispute relates to only a part of an amount specified by APRA AMCOS, the undistributed parts of that amount are not to be taken into account in determining the fee payable by the Applicant.

Mediation, Expert View, Expert Decision

Rates vary depending on the amount in dispute, the pathway chosen, and the expert used. An estimate will be provided by the Resolution Facilitator together with her recommendation on pathway.

Each Applicant who is a party to a Dispute must pay the fees and the disbursements or other costs reasonably incurred for the resolution of the Dispute. The amount is divided equally amongst all parties to the Dispute who have agreed to that particular option for resolution of the Dispute.

Fees and costs are only payable by an Applicant where the Dispute is about:

  • the terms and conditions of a grant, or potential grant, of a licence of copyright by a music creator to APRA AMCOS, or by APRA AMCOS to a music user
  • the implementation of the terms and conditions of a grant, or potential grant, of a licence of copyright by a music creator to APRA AMCOS, or by APRA AMCOS to a music user.
  • or where the Resolution Facilitator determines that fees and costs are to be payable in respect of the dispute.

Fees and costs are not payable in respect of a Dispute where:

  • the amount disputed by a Member or a Licensee is less than $10,000
  • the Dispute does not involve a disputed amount, but:
    1. in the case of a music user, the annual amount payable by the Licensee for the licensing (or potential licensing) of copyright is less than $10,000.
    2. in the case of a music creator, the amount paid by APRA AMCOS for the licensing of copyright by the Member to APRA AMCOS in the previous twelve months is less than $10,000; or
  • the Resolution Facilitator determines that the Dispute consists of a complaint.

Where the Dispute relates to only a part of an amount specified by APRA, the undisputed parts of that amount are not to be taken into account in determining the fees and costs payable by the Applicant.

Waiver of Fees

The fees and costs payable for any pathway may be waived or reduced by the Resolution Facilitator, the Independent Mediator or the Independent Expert (as relevant) or with the agreement of APRA AMCOS.

Fees are not payable where the Resolution facilitator determines that the Dispute comprises a complaint.