As an APRA AMCOS member, you can get exclusive discounts and deals on everything from insurance through to crowd-funding and music courses. Quote your member number when booking to claim these exclusive benefits.


Berklee Online

10% discount

Advance your career with Berklee Online, the award-winning online extension school of Berklee College of Music. Berklee Online has the world's largest collection of forward-thinking online music courses and multi-course certificate programs, covering all areas of music business, songwriting, production, performance, and beyond.

Study Berklee's curriculum, written and taught by Berklee's renowned faculty and industry professionals, in a collaborative online community of like-minded musicians. All our courses are instructor led, with weekly chats and personalized feedback directly from your instructor.

Join Berklee Online today, and take your music career to the next level.

APRA Members receive an exclusive 10% discount off all Berklee Online courses and certificate programs.

Use your 6-digit APRA member number to claim your discount today. Speak to our Berklee Advisors on +1-617-747-2146 (Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm Eastern Standard Time) or email advisors@berkleemusic.com.

Click here to learn more about Berklee Online and explore our online catalog.


Music Works

10% discount

MusicWorks is New Zealand’s largest musical instrument and sound equipment retail chain, with over 30 stores nationwide.

MusicWorks offer excellent service and exclusive instrument brands. They stock a large range of instruments that cover everyone from beginner to professional. With the buying power of over 30 stores throughout the country, MusicWorks strives to deliver the New Zealand market the very best deals.

MusicWorks offers APRA members a blanket 10% discount.

For more information:
T: 0800MUSICW (0800 687429)
www.musicworks.co.nz


QT Hotels (Sydney)

Stay in style at QT Sydney.

Sydney's hottest new design hotel, QT Sydney, is offering a special discount on accommodation for all APRA AMCOS members and clients.

Located in the heart of the city and more than just a place to lay your head, QT Sydney is a creative space to dine, drink and live.

To access your special rates, simply visit www.qtsydney.com.au, click on “Book Now” and use your corporate code APRA13 - along with your unique 6 DIGIT APRA AMCOS CLIENT NUMBER.

For more information, call +61 2 8262 0000 or email reservations_sydney@qthotels.com.au. 

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The Standard Hotels (USA)

APRA AMCOS members and clients now get a 25% discount*, and sometimes more, at any of The Standard hotels in the USA. Our newest friends are extending us an exclusive preferred rate that can be used at any of their properties in LA, New York or Miami.

To take advantage of this discount, head to The Standard website, click on the ‘Book Now’ button and plug in the code APRA in the ‘Promo Code’ field under the 'Special Codes' section of the booking engine. 

To book a room or learn more about The Standard visit www.standardhotels.com or Instagram @thestandard

*This offer may not be available during peak times

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Thrifty Rentals

Thrifty Car Rentals offer APRA members competitive and market tested rates, top of the line new vehicles, Blue Chip Express rental service for frequent renters, a nationwide location network including all the major airports and ferry terminals, no one way fees for rentals of 3 days or more in length, 24 hour emergency roadside assistance, plus more. Reservations can be made directly by calling the call free number 0800 73 70 70 or visit their website:

www.thrifty.co.nz


Sovereign Insurance

Who knows what the future may hold. You need to make sure that all you have built and worked for today, is safe for tomorrow. This is why APRA, working with top financial adviser Sid Denz, has selected Sovereign to bring you a comprehensive range of products including:

  • Life Insurance
  • Total Permanent Disablement
  • Family Protection - provides for a monthly income to be paid to your family on your death, rather than a lump sum payment. A regular monthly income helps your family maintain the lifestyle they had before your death.
  • Disability Income Protection
  • Living Assurance

What are the benefits of taking out an insurance policy with Sovereign? As New Zealand's largest life insurer Sovereign has been helping New Zealanders protect their families and lifestyle since 1989. We can provide:

  • A 10% discount available to APRA members and their immediate families
  • Greater financial security
  • A comprehensive range of lifestyle protection benefits for you and your family.

Please note that the underwriter of the insurance referred to above is Sovereign Assurance Company Limited (“Sovereign”) Full details of the insurance cover are contained in the policy document, a copy of which is available from Sid Denz or Sovereign. All applications for insurance cover are subject to individual consideration. Special conditions, exclusions and premium loadings may apply.

For more information contact Sid Denz for a free no obligation quote:

T: (09) 480 0666
www.sovereign.co.nz


Quixomatic

Free domain name and setup with any Quixomatic website subscription

Quixomatic is a ground-breaking way that socially active bands, musicians and artists can create professional, mobile-ready and maintenance-free websites without the upfront time and costs of traditional web development or the ongoing time involved in maintaining a standalone websites.

Features include:

  • Fast time to market – your website is built in seconds from Facebook, rather than taking months if starting from scratch
  • Socially connected – website content stays in sync with your social updates on SoundCloud, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube
  • Seamless hosting – all hosting set-up and charges are included in a low cost, fixed subscription price

To get started, visit Quixomatic and type in your Facebook Page name.

To redeem the free domain and setup offer, once you have created and purchased your website subscription, simply email customer.service@quixomatic.com with your APRA number and your phone number and one of the Quixomatic team will do the rest for you!

Click here to find out more about how to get started with Quixomatic.


Chaos.com

Chaos offers 10%* off its huge catalogue of Music, DVDs, Books and Games for APRA members.

This offer also extends to The CAN, an independent worldwide physical and digital distribution service for musicians and filmmakers. Register now with a 10% discount! More information on The Can can be found here.

Established in dark ages of Internet back in 1995, Chaos.com is Australia’s leading online entertainment store offering a huge catalogue of new release and hard to find CDs, DVDs, Books, games and more for discerning entertainment lovers. Chaos staff are focused on delivering the best in music and entertainment to its online community throughout the world. We offer the right mix of deep catalogue, attention to detail, competitive pricing and friendly accessible customer service. Chaos aims to facilitate the connection of creators and fans everywhere. Chaos.com is based in Melbourne and provides a unique independent voice in online music.

Much more than an online store, Chaos Agents gain access to:

  • A catalogue of over 1 million CDs, DVDs, games, books and much more
  • Artist/product information
  • Alert services
  • Publishing facilities for Chaos Agents to add reviews
  • The latest entertainment news and reviews
  • Weekly newsletters incorporating genre specific information
  • Exclusive offers, discounts and competitions

Just use your APRA member number to order through Chaos and get 10% off.

*Conditions apply.


Pozible

Pozible, along with APRA AMCOS, is offering members an opportunity to raise funds for their projects through crowdfunding on the Pozible website. As Australia's largest crowdfunding website, Pozible has proudly seen over $6.5 million in pledges since its beginnings in May 2010. APRA AMCOS members can now access exclusive deals to see success in funding their project through Pozible.

APRA AMCOS members will receive a discounted 4% service fee (normally 5%) for their successful projects.

APRA AMCOS members will also be given a consultation with a Pozible staff member, who will help effectively plan their crowdfunding campaign. This will be done in a one-on-one meeting, or online via Skype.

APRA AMCOS members get priority to feature in the Pozible newsletter. Distributed to over 80,000 members and contacts worldwide, APRA AMCOS members are guaranteed exposure and networking opportunities by being featured on the Pozible website.

To access this offer, please email info@pozible.com


Living With A Creative Mind

20% discount

Living With A Creative Mind is not just another book about how to be more creative, it is a book about how to survive the experience: it as an operating guide to being creative, and living and working with creative people.

Drawn from the latest research, and the thoughts of successful songwriters and artists from around the world on how they live with their gift - combined with personal experience, including a 16 year tenure as a music educator: Living With A Creative Mind is a bold new way of understanding songwriters, and creative people of all disciplines - and what it is they are trying to do all their lives.

The authors:

Jeff Crabtree is an APRA member and songwriter/performer. His current project is the composition and production of the score for an LA based feature film.

Julie Crabtree is a psychologist in private practice in Sydney. Julie’s current project is a PhD in creativity and mental health.

Click here for more information and for a 20% discount on this life changing book - only $31.96AUS, including postage and handling.

Quote the code 20APRA20 when you navigate to their e-shop. LIKE Living With a Creative Mind on Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingwithacreativemind


Murphy's Laws of Songwriting: The Book

Ralph Murphy is offering APRA AMCOS members a discounted price for his highly successful book. Usually $39.95AUS, APRA AMCOS members can purchase the current edition for $30.00. Simply email us at writer@apra.com.au.

Revised in 2013, the book discusses the formidable goal for any songwriter of achieving a ‘hit song’. Never more so than in the 21st century, catching the ear of the monumentally distracted, fragmented listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there for long enough for your song to become "their song" requires more than being just a "good" songwriter.

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting "The Book" arms the songwriter for success by demystifying the process and opening the door to serious professional songwriting. Hall of fame songwriter Paul Williams said in his review of the book "If there was a hit songwriters secret handshake then Murphy would probably have included it."

The Author Ralph Murphy, songwriter, has been successful for five decades. Consistently charting songs in an ever-changing musical environment makes him a member of that very small group of professionals who make a living doing what they love to do. Add to that the platinum records as a producer, the widely acclaimed Murphy's Laws of Songwriting articles used as part of curriculum at colleges, universities, and by songwriter organizations, his success as the publisher and co-owner of the extremely successful Picalic Group of Companies and you see a pattern of achievement based on more than luck.


The Open Tuning Chord Book for Guitar

“What a super book, this is such fun. I could use this for the next album.”
David Bowie 2002

First published in 1994 and now in it’s third edition, The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar by Brendan Gallagher gives guitarists working in standard tuning a basic introduction into open tune playing. Though commonly used for slide playing open tunings have become increasingly popular for their unusual and rich voicings. The book contains chord shapes for over 300 chords in the two most popular tunings – Vastopol (or Open D) and Spanish (or Open G) – with a page per key. For example, turn to page 17 and there are twelve chords in Open D tuning in the key of G – major, minor, 6th, dom 7th, diminished, augmented, minor 6th, major 7th, minor 7th, 7th sus 4, 7th flat 9 and 11th.

The book includes a short history of the origin of open tuning, tips on tuning and string set up, a glossary of favourite chords and recommended listening plus music scores for four popular songs using open tuning chord shapes. It’s 30 cm x 10cm (12 inches x 4 inches) size makes it a snug fit in the neck of a standard guitar case.

Over the years The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar has found it's way into the guitar cases of musicians like David Bowie, Peter Buck (REM), Lee Ritenour, Arlo Guthrie, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Daniel Johns (Silverchair), Paul Kelly, Paul Weller, PJ Harvey, Chris Cheney (Living End), Murray ‘Red Wiggle’ Cook, Lloyd Cole, Tim Rogers… and everyday guitarists from Ireland to Lithuania.

APRA AMCOS members can purchase a copy for $15.99AUS and it ships FREE anywhere in New Zealand and Australia. For more information or to purchase click here.


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