Jukebox and Karaoke Code of Conduct

Music Rights Australia, together with the jukebox and karaoke industry, implemented:

  • The Jukebox Code of Conduct; and
  • The Karaoke Code of Conduct 

The Codes apply to all companies, businesses and individuals operating within the jukebox and karaoke industry, including owners, operators and content providers. 

View the Jukebox Code here

View the Karaoke Code here 

Register as a jukebox owner or operator  

Register as a karaoke operator

 

I am a jukebox and / or karaoke content provider. How does the Code affect me?

What happens if I don’t comply with the obligations of jukebox and / or karaoke content providers?

I am a jukebox and / or karaoke owner or operator. How do the Codes affect me?

What is a valid Registration Number?

I own a jukebox that contains karaoke backing tracks. Do I register as a karaoke operator and a jukebox operator?

What happens if I don’t register as a jukebox and / or karaoke owner or operator with Music Rights Australia?

What happens if my Registration Number isn’t affixed to my jukebox and / or karaoke device?

Do all content providers and jukebox and karaoke owners and operators have to be part of the Code?

 

I am a jukebox and / or karaoke content provider.  How does the Code affect me? 

Under the Code, as a provider of jukebox and / or karaoke content, you have obligations to: 

  1. Reproduce musical works in accordance with the terms of your licence with AMCOS;
  2. Provide appropriate levels of protection or encryption to your jukebox and / or your karaoke music;
  3. Only provide your jukebox and / or karaoke content to customers who have a valid Registration Number;
  4. When reporting to AMCOS, list the Registration Numbers of your customers; and
  5. Provide your customers with a copy of the Code. 

What happens if I don’t comply with the obligations of jukebox and / or karaoke content providers?

If you do not comply with the obligations of jukebox and / or karaoke content providers under the Codes, you may be in breach of your licensing agreement with AMCOS.  You may also be contacted by Music Rights Australia, who will take appropriate further action if you continue to operate in contravention of the Codes. 

I am a jukebox and / or karaoke owner or operator.  How do the Codes affect me? 

Under the Codes, as a jukebox and / or karaoke owner or operator, you must: 

  1. Apply to Music Rights Australia for a valid Registration Number for each jukebox and / or karaoke device that you own or operate;
  2. Apply the Registration Number (sticker) to each jukebox and / or karaoke device that you own or operate; and
  3. Notify your content provider of your Registration Numbers.  

What is a valid Registration Number? 

A valid Registration Number is obtained by registering each jukebox and / or karaoke device that you operate with Music Rights Australia.  You will then receive a unique barcode sticker stating your Registration Number which must be affixed to the relevant devices. 

I own a jukebox that contains karaoke backing tracks.  Do I register as a karaoke operator and a jukebox operator? 

If you own or operate a jukebox that contains both regular jukebox tracks and karaoke tracks, you should register as both a jukebox operator and karaoke operator under the Codes.  You will then receive two Registration Numbers (stickers) for each jukebox – one for the jukebox and one for the karaoke content on that jukebox.  Both Registration Numbers should remain affixed to the relevant jukebox at all times. 

What happens if I don’t register as a jukebox and / or karaoke owner or operator with Music Rights Australia? 

If you have not received a Registration Number from Music Rights Australia for each jukebox and / or karaoke device that you operate, your content provider cannot provide you with music.  

What happens if my Registration Number isn’t affixed to my jukebox and / or karaoke device? 

Music Rights Australia will conduct random venue visits checking that valid Registration Numbers are affixed to all jukeboxes and karaoke devices.  If a jukebox or karaoke device is not registered with Music Rights Australia, appropriate further action may be taken. 

Do all content providers and jukebox and karaoke owners and operators have to be part of the Code? 

Yes, in order to be effective, the Codes apply to all individuals, businesses and companies using jukeboxes and / or karaoke devices as part of their business.