Using music and music sheets
If your including music as part of teaching your course you need to ensure it's for educational purposes and if copies are made they are covered by our licence.
The University has a licence with Onemusic, which allows the University:
- to perform music for educational purposes
- communicate music for educational purposes
- copy or reproduce music for education purposes.
You can make copies of:
- music—commercial CD under the music licence, but it must be for University's educational purposes
- music—online under the music licence, but it must be for University's educational purposes
- music—broadcast under the screenrights licence.
This does not include sheet music, see below.
The University does not have licence that allows for making multiple copies of sheet music for students.
You should either ensure that the sheet music is no longer protected by copyright, you have permission or you can fit under the education provisions of the Copyright Act, explained below:
- You can make one copy of sheet music for use in preparing and teaching a course, under section 44 (1) of the Copyright Act.
- When making multiple copies, you can only copy three percent (3%) or three pages, but not if that constitutes the whole work in which case up to 50 percent rule and 14 day rule means that work cannot be copies again by the University for 14 days. If this is to be relied upon, no charge can be made for the materials.