PPCA Update
By Les Mills Australia Pacific
Published: May 19, 2010

As an example under the new scheme a Club with 30 classes on the timetable would pay $23,400 per year to the PPCA (30 classes multiplied by $15) from the previous $1510 per year (30 classes multiplied by 96.8c) - representing a 1500% increase in annual fees.

Les Mills has contributed over $250,000 fighting the legal case against the PPCA on behalf of its licensees through Operation Music ( www.operationmusic.org.au ). As a market leader in this space we are extremely dissatisfied and disappointed for our Licensed Clubs, Instructors and Participants alike.

The decision handed down yesterday by the Copyright Tribunal makes it fundamentally very difficult for Clubs to continue to use original music in fitness classes. Les Mills Asia Pacific anticipated this outcome and has produced PPCA copyright free music solutions from our May 2010 release onwards. As always, we are 100% committed to providing the best resources in market possible.

Every Instructor that has purchased the Quarter 2 music kit will automatically be posted a fully covered Quarter 2 music CD free of charge. This dispatch will commence on Monday 24 May. To ensure you receive your music in a timely manner please check that your address details are up to date by logging in to www.lesmills.com.au or contacting the LMAP Customer Service Team on 02 6282 8192 or ask@lesmills.com.au.

By logging in to www.lesmills.com.au Instructors can also find out which tracks from back releases are PPCA free and safe to use. Going forward all releases will feature fully covered, high quality music. We have also produced "Best-Of" CDs (PPCA copyright free CDs of back releases). We will advise on the due date for the "Best-Of" releases shortly.

Thank you for your support and patience at this time - if you have any questions please contact ask@lesmills.com.au

Yours sincerely,

David Lewis
CEO Les Mills Asia Pacific