We're here for the music. We help music creators get paid for their work and give music customers easy ways to legally play and copy music. Royalties keep the music coming and ensure the industry’s future.  And that’s what we all want to hear.

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Do you write music? Then you should become a member of APRA AMCOS.

It's free to join, and once you do we can help you make money from your music.

We offer flexible membership, depending on how your music is used. You'll also join a collective music community of 87,000 songwriters and composers.

We exist to support you, our members.
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Writer
Member Portal

Welcome to the APRA AMCOS Writer Member Portal. We've streamlined our processes to make it easier for you to work with us.

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Performance
Reports

Play Live? Then you need to lodge an online Performance Report to receive a payment for all your live performances. 

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Register & Upload
Your Jingles

Write music for advertisements? To get paid, you must regularly register your jingles and upload audio files to our Online Portal for Uploading Songs (OPUS).

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ROYALTIES

Get an overview of how royalties work and what you need to tell us to earn them. 

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Forms for
APRA AMCOS members

Already a member of APRA AMCOS? Here you can find all the forms you need to register performances and reproductions of your songs and compositions. 

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Music
Publishing

Are you a music publisher? Here you'll find out what services we offer and how we can help you maximise revenue.

If you're a songwriter or composer, find out what publishers do and learn how to decipher publishing contracts.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Find out about funding opportunities, songwriting competitions, workshops and more!
 

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COPYRIGHT

Find out about copyright

The New Zealand Copyright Act gives songwriters and composers the right to control how their music is used. So whenever music is played in public, the songwriter or composer who wrote it might be entitled to royalties. This is where we can help you.

Copyright law enables creators to make a living from their work
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Member
Benefits

As an APRA AMCOS member, you can get exclusive discounts and deals on everything from insurance and accounting through to audio gear and studio time

Meet our Members

We represent over 10,000 songwriter members nationwide, 60,000 in Australia, and over 2,000,000 worldwide. Meet some of our members here

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Working
with co-writers

Like any good relationship, songwriting collaborations work best when theres open communication, mutual trust and respect.

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GOING
OVERSEAS?

Our offices in Nashville, LA and London can help you find your feet in the local music scene

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NAVIGATING
THE INDUSTRY

Looking for information about making your way in the music industry? Check out some advice from experts in their field on how to be most effective when it comes to all the different aspects of the business.

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Collecting royalties
earned overseas
Alternatives to
APRA AMCOS

You don't have to rely on us to get paid when your music is used, you can also choose to deal directly with the music user

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