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APRA AMCOS Ask Songwriters To Submit Performance Report For Payday

by Paul Cashmere on June 14, 2016

in News,Noise Pro

Songwriters are advised to get their Performance Report into APRA AMCOS by July 31 to receive payment for their work.

APRA AMCOS distributed $4.5 million in royalties to artists who lodged reports last year.

As an example, Ruby Boots live off her payment. “Four or five years ago I was in a bind scrounging around to pull enough money together for a national tour on the back of my second EP,” said Rebecca, who was nominated for Country Work of the Year at this year’s APRA Awards, and recently relocated to Nashville.

“Being from Western Australia, the expense of getting a band over to the east coast hikes up the cost of touring in flights alone. That royalty cheque was literally the difference between me having sleepless nights about how I was going to make it happen and helping the tour become a reality.”

She added, “Being paid for my work as an artist is a huge nod. It’s rewarding having an income stream that comes directly from your work.”

APRA AMCOS will hold workshops across Australia to show how to make a report.


All events except for Darwin are 18+. If you’re under 18 or can’t make it to one of the events below and would like assistance, get in touch with an APRA AMCOS rep.

30 June – Darwin, 5pm-7.30pm
APRA AMCOS Darwin Office, Level 1 29 Cavenagh St, Darwin
RSVP by 23 June to [email protected]

5 July – Melbourne, 6pm-8pm
The Tote, 67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood
RSVP by 27 June to [email protected]

5 July – Perth, 6pm-8pm
The Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald St, Perth
RSVP by 27 June to [email protected]

7 July – Adelaide,6pm-7.30pm
Grace Emily Hotel, 32-238 Waymouth St, Adelaide
RSVP by 29 June to [email protected]

12 July – Sydney, 5pm-7pm
Young Henrys, 76 Wilford St, Newtown
RSVP by 5 July to [email protected]

12 July – Brisbane, 5.30pm-7.30pm
The Bearded Lady, 138 Boundary St, West End
RSVP by 5 July to [email protected]



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