TROVE - MUSIC, SOUND AND VIDEO
ARTS CENTRE, MELBOURNE - AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION
Arts Centre Melbourne is the custodian of the Australian Performing Arts Collection which is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of Australia’s circus, dance, music, opera and theatre heritage.
NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE OF AUSTRALIA
The National Film and Sound Archive is the custodian of over 2.8 million items that they not only collect, but preserve for future generations and share in many diverse ways.
It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain (out of copyright or if the copyright owner has given permission) books. Scanned books are mainly from American, Canadian, European and Indian libraries.
Under the Copyright Act 1869 the Colony of Victoria introduced legislation enabling authors and artists to copyright their literary, musical and artistic works. The Registrar of Copyrights (Office of Copyright Registry of Victoria) administered the legislation and maintained registers of copyright.
Under the Copyright Act 1869 and successive acts, material published in Victoria was legally required to be deposited with the State Library of Victoria.
In 1907 the Commonwealth of Australia took control of enforcing copyright laws.
Under the Copyright Act 1968 material published in Australia was legally required to be deposited with the National Library of Australia.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - COPYRIGHT RECORDS
The following is Fact Sheet 105 from the National Archives of Australia.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - A NATION'S IMAGINATION: COPYRIGHT RECORDS 1854-1968 BY MERILYN MINELL, 2003.
This guide focuses on fine arts, literary, dramatic and music copyright under colonial and Commonwealth administrations.
TROVE - TABLE TALK 1885-1939
Table Talk was a magazine that was published in Melbourne from 1885 to 1939. The magazine specialised in theatre, painting, music and all the arts.
AUSTRALIAN JAZZ MUSEUM
NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - SOUND RECORDINGS IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BY HELEN CROSS AND MARGARET CHAMBERS, 2001
The National Archives holds a collection of sound recordings including interviews, speeches, plays, documentaries, music and sports broadcasts.