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Distribution guide for publisher members



AMCOS’ quarterly distributions are named after the year and the quarter for which royalties are being distributed, using a YYMM naming convention. For example, AMCOS distribution 1703 is for the March (03) quarter of 2017 (17).


All distributable AMCOS revenue is paid quarterly, with the exception of the following:


  • Advertising Pay Per Use (AMCOS New Zealand only)


  • Schools Photocopying - June quarter
  • Schools Audio & Video Reproduction – June quarter
  • Screenrights Musical Works – June quarter
  • Tertiary – June quarter

Major Label Service Agreement (MLSA) Distribution Periods

  • Q1: January – March is distributed in May
  • Q2: April – June is distributed in August
  • Q3: July – September is distributed in November
  • Q4: October – December is distributed in March

For more information, please see AMCOS Distribution Rules and AMCOS Distribution Practices