The Copyright Tribunal has ordered a very significant increase in the licence fees payable by fitness clubs for the use of recorded music.
At this stage, there seems to be press reports only:
The old fee was 96.8c per person attending the class, capped at $2654 per year. The new fee will be $15 per class or $1 per attendee.
This is just the fee payable to the record company, not the fee for the composition payable to APRA.
Presumably it follows on the striking recalibration effected in the Hotels case.