If you've written a song, composed a piece of music, or are a music publisher, you may own the copyright in that song. APRA AMCOS can manage certain music rights on your behalf to make sure you get paid royalties when someone, anywhere in the world, uses your music.
But that's not all.
Find out why so many music creators in New Zealand and Australia have chosen to join APRA AMCOS.
Do you write songs? If you’re a songwriter or composer, let us introduce ourselves: We’re APRA AMCOS.
How music royalties work
Curious to know how you can get paid for your original songs or compositions? Royalties keep the music industry turning. Find out why, how, and where we collect royalties from all over the world. And what you need to do to get paid your share.
We care about ensuring the licence fees our music customers pay are distributed to our music creator members and affiliated overseas societies as efficiently and accurately as possible. Find out how we figure out who is owed what.
Being a music publisher requires in-depth industry knowledge and experience. Forming a publishing business requires you to apply your creative and industry knowledge and experience to the development of other writers and their catalogues in return for a percentage of their royalty income.
As a member, you give us control of your performing and reproduction rights for most types of music uses, but you can take back some of those rights if you wish. We offer flexible membership, depending on how your music is used.