Fund your ambitions: submit Performance Reports by 31 July

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018

I played gigs for many years and it helped to make me a better songwriter. The live performance royalty also really helped to fund my ambitions when I was first starting out. (Amy Shark)

Performance Reports are due in two weeks from today! You know the drill: make sure your songs are registered, login to the writer portal, submit setlist details (date, venue, songs) and submit to get that sweet royalty at November time. Get more tips here.

Whether you're doing Performance Reports for the first time or well-versed in the annual tradition, here are some words of inspiration and motivation to get started, from your fellow members.

...with over 40,000km clocked in this year, Live Performance Returns are an important revenue stream for us - the last few helped us buy a new PA and put coin towards recording. (David Garnham & the Reasons To Live)

"I’ve been a touring full time professional musician for over 30 years...every year without fail I’m eternally grateful for the APRA AMCOS live performance royalty. It brings income that’s critical to the constant economic juggling act that’s the music business. Registering live performances is an absolute necessity for original artists." (Nick Charles)

"The live performance royalty helps me pay for my studio and buy more gear so I can continue to make music." (KUČKA)

 "These performance royalties bring the notion of being a sustainable working songwriter closer to reality." (Jake Mason, Cookin' On 3 Burners)

"A couple of years ago, as an emerging artist, learning about the industry and taking up every opportunity to play, I was pleasantly surprised by the income I received through live performance royalties." (BB Sabina)

"Royalty payments, large or small, are an enormous help to my compositional practice. The income boosts my everyday work, enables professional opportunities, covering the next travel booking, and equipment purchases. It’s a quick and easy process and the (literal) payoff sustains my work for the future." (Natalie Williams)


Grab our Performance Reports ‘how to’ PDF guide here

Learn more about Performance Reports in our FAQs or get in touch with the APRA AMCOS Writer Services team: 1800 642 634 or

Come to a Performance Reports Workshop:

Just bring your laptop, setlists, list of gigs, spreadsheets and anything else that will help you complete your reports, and our team will take you through the process. Drinks and snacks provided to help you power through!

Tues 17 July
St. Paul's Creative Centre, Adelaide
5:30pm sharp - 7:30pm
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National Hotel, Fremantle (18+)
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Weds 18 July
Young Henry's, Newtown (18+)
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Tramway Hotel, Fitzroy North (18+)
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Tues 24 July
The Zoo, Fortitude Valley (18+)
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Weds 25 July
APRA AMCOS Office, Darwin
RSVP: book a time with NT Rep Phillip Eaton to arrange a time: | tel 08 8941 0988

Please note: If you are under 18 and would like help with your Performance Reports, contact your state office to arrange a time to come in for assistance or speak to a rep.

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