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Last Minute Productions

Royalties, rights, regulations and recordings


Mondays, 3pm to 5pm Monday 29 March to Monday 28 June

The program will cover:

  • Week 1: “I wrote a song, what next?!?" Sign up to APRA So you have written a song, with or without someone else, and you are performing it live, YES you can earn money, YES it’s your copyright! What and who are APRA? And what is a live performance return?

  • Week 2: "I recorded a song, what next?!?" Sign up to PPCA So you have written and recorded a song, with or without someone else’s help. Did you use any musicians? Do they own anything? What and who are PPCA?!?

  • Week 3: What are masters? Why is my producer asking for royalties? So you have hired and paid a Producer but they still want royalties? Because they added their intellectual property or performed on it OR even wrote one lyric or a melody!

  • Week 4: What do I do with this sample of Michael Jackson’s voice? Samples and how to use them, how to clear them.

  • Week 5: Simple contract ideas to save time So you are writing music with your friend, your partner and what happens when it becomes successful? What happens when it makes money. Find out how to legally split the grey area of songwriting, recording and selling.

  • Week 6: I have music and everything and now I wish to sell it Figure out how to promote your music, how much it costs and what a smart strategy is.

Facilitator Timothy Philip McArtney

Timothy is a self-employed musician with McArtney Music Pty Ltd. He is also a music producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, songwriter and music consultant. He works from Hercules Street Studio, Surry Hills and was the recording engineer for 'The Voice', Briggs, Lisa Mitchell, Jarryd James, Rose Tattoo, Hoodoo Gurus, Gurrumul.

Other career highlights include:

Band Leader and Music Consultant for “I Am Woman” Australian Feature Film

  • Band Leader and Casting for 3 seasons of 'A Place To Call Home'

  • Musician on 'Love Child'

  • Composer and recording engineer for Transport NSW Heritage museum Advertisement

  • Songwriting co-write featured on American Disney TV Show “Grownish”(Stronger Than - LANKS)

StudioRCC programs are for 18 years and over, any participants under 18 years younger must be accompanied by an adult.


a. To the extent permitted by law, The City of Sydney, its officers, employees, agents and contractors are not liable for any personal injury, loss or damage to property or financial loss (including payment of medical expenses) any individual may suffer whilst participating in online programs and activities presented by The City of Sydney and 

b. By participating in City of Sydney online programs, individuals accept that they do so at their own risk and accept that they waive and forego any legal right that they may otherwise have against the City of Sydney and or against its officers, employees, agents and contractors.

Covid-safe information

Last Minute Productions is a registered Covid-Safe business. We ask if are feeling unwell and have Covid-19 like symptoms not to attend programs. Please review latest Covid-19 case locations before entering centre. If you are feeling unwell please get tested. Attendee's will be asked upon entry to the centre whether they feel unwell and will be denied entry if they do. Attendee's must be seated 1.5 physical distancing, No gathering at lifts or bathrooms and must leave premises after program.

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