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Staff profile


Louis Collins
Data Integrity Specialist, Data Acquisitions - Operations

Years worked at APRA AMCOS:
5 years

What do you love most about APRA AMCOS?

For me, people are always the primary determinant that makes a place great to work (or not!) and nowhere is that truer than at APRA AMCOS. People are generally smart, engaged, forward focused and above all, fun to be around. Working with people that you enjoy being with and have the skill and intelligence to help you grow as a person is an incredible thing that doesn’t happen everywhere but can be found in spades at APRA AMCOS. I also love the relaxed atmosphere and diversity of people. You’ve got everything walking around here, from suits to dudes with long hair and leather jackets. When I interviewed, I saw a girl with a bright pink beehive hairdo and I thought, “Man, this must be an interesting place to work!”

What makes you happy at work?

I’m really lucky to rub shoulders with a bunch of really intelligent people who aren’t just skilled and effective in their roles but have diverse interests and perspectives outside of work. That makes every interaction interesting and an opportunity to grow, to have my thinking challenged, develop my reasoning and be increasingly effective as a team member and a person. It really makes working here not just a job, but a fulfilling ongoing experience. Those days that you leave work feeling that you’re, perhaps, a little smarter, wiser, better – that’s a great feeling to go home with.

How has APRA AMCOS shaped your career?

Working in Data Operations has really allowed me to advance my data handling skills in ways I would never have imagined 5 years ago. Challenges are tabled with me and I’m given the freedom to leverage my experience and ongoing self-learning to innovate and develop solutions that give the business what it needs within relevant constraints (time, budget, resources etc.). That autonomy and flexibility to explore non-traditional strategies is extremely liberating; the agility that comes with that makes the job really exciting at times.

What was your main reason for wanting to join APRA AMCOS?

APRA AMCOS was a bucket list employer for me because I’d always been curious about how royalties are garnered and distributed. My intention was to stay for a short time and move through the rest of my list but the place is so great, I think I might end up staying until I retire. Also, working here has taught me that this business is about so much more than just getting money and passing it around. It’s about promoting and making known the very real value that music can bring to so many facets of life in both commercial and non-commercial contexts. It’s about cultivating and encouraging the creation of music, especially as part of the Australian voice both at home and abroad. It’s about celebrating the creative people whose work gives us that voice, managing rights to maximise their visibility and reach and nurturing future creative generations that will continue that wonderful tradition.

We value:

Collaboration - Diversity is vital. Whether our opinions, views, talents or skills complement or contrast, we collaborate with those who share our purpose and passion.

Respect - Our respect for music runs deep. It keeps us transparent, open, and honest. We’re working towards a future where everyone respects music for both its emotional and financial value.

Skill – We combine talent, knowledge and intuition with a commercial sensibility. We do what no one else can: copyright can be complex, yet we make it simple.

Imagination - We don’t just admire imagination, we use it within our business every day: it makes life interesting. Imagination + action = innovation.

What are we like to work with? We are:

Agile – Change is our constant companion. Quick and efficient, we don’t just keep up, we lead.

Astute - We are sharp. We proactively identify better ways of working for the benefit of everyone.

Fair - Our passion never clouds our judgment. Everyone is equal and everyone matters. We make fairness our business.

Human - We connect instantly. Warm and welcoming, we’re about more than just business. We add heart to everything we do.

Our rewards and benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Training & Development Programs
  • Purchased Leave allowances
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance
  • Salary Continuance Insurance
  • Superannuation & Financial Planning Services
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid short parental leave for partners
  • A social and collaborative work environment

If you love the sound of that and you think you could be one of us, then keep an eye out for our work opportunities here or contact our HR team.

APRA AMCOS is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.


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