Songwriter & composer guides
Performance Reports tell us when, where, and what you’ve performed live so that we can accurately pay you (and other songwriters) due royalties. It's easy to do via the APRA AMCOS for Music Creators app or the Writer Portal. Submit your Performance Reports to get paid quarterly.
Learn how to submit them
Overseas Performance Reports
Just like with shows at home, you can earn live performance royalties when you perform your songs internationally. To claim royalties from our overseas affiliated societies for the live performance of your works, you need to complete an APRA Overseas Performance Report.
Find out territory-specific information and how to submit your report
Music in dramatic context
In the theatrical context, music can be used in a number of different ways. Some performances can be licensed by APRA AMCOS, while others cannot.
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How to get paid as a dance and electronic writer
We collect data from many sources to make sure our royalty payments to dance and electronic writers are as accurate as possible.
Maximise your earnings with these tips
Co-writing splits and registering your works
If you’re collaborating with co-writers, you’ll need to agree on song split percentages before your work is registered with APRA AMCOS.
Find out about common co-writing splits, and registration tips
Self-promoting a tour?
If you're promoting your own tour, you have several options when it comes to licensing those shows.
A cue sheet is a record of all the songs and compositions used in a film and television production. We need these for every locally produced program broadcast in New Zealand, regardless of how the music was sourced.
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Overseas jingle reporting
Was your music performed overseas as part of an advertisement on radio or television? Find out what information you need to provide when your jingles are broadcast in different international markets.
Living, earning or touring overseas
We represent your rights around the world and open up access to the global market. With reps on the ground in LA, Nashville and London plus a knowledgeable membership team at home, we’re here to support you—no matter where you are.
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Earnings Insights dashboard
Video instructions on how to navigate our latest feature, Earnings Insights. Get a breakdown of where your royalties are coming from.
APRA AMCOS for Music Creators App
With the app you can submit Performance Reports, register songs, view your earnings and more whilst on the go and from anywhere in the world.
Available from the App Store and Google Play. Get the guide