Fund your ambitions: Performance Reports are due 31 July

Thursday, 30 May 2019

It's that time of year, when the days are shorter, there's a chill in the air, and here at APRA AMCOS HQ we can feel the Performance Reports 31 July deadline nearing. 

That's right, it's time to gather up those setlists, log in to the portal and submit Performance Reports for any gigs you played since 1 July 2018. And if you have beens submitting on a rolling basis, thank you! Come November time, APRA distributes the songwriting royalties for those shows. Think of it as a royalty to fund your ambitions.  

Perth's Little Lord Street Band (pictured) is a band that thrives on the road, playing 60 or more shows a year. 

We keep the dream alive by doing our APRA returns every year and we are super serious about finding new income streams as it's imperative for our band's sustainability. (Natasha Shanks, Little Lord Street Band)

"To know our main source of income is performing live and the cherry on top in seeing that extra royalty money hit the band bank account after completing our performing returns each year. It keeps us recording, releasing and touring. DO IT!" said Natasha about the live performance royalty.

Get started.

Firstly, register your songs because when you play your songs live you are earning APRA Royalties.

And you'll need to provide:

  • your band/performer name
  • where and when you performed
  • the songs you performed at those venues 

APRA AMCOS paid $7 million in live performance royalties to Australian and New Zealand members who submitted Performance Reports for their gigs during the 2017-18 financial year. A record 17,499 members received live performance royalties, with 15,663 of those being unpublished songwriters. 

If you need more help navigating the Performance Reports system you can:

Ready to get paid? Just log in to your APRA AMCOS member account and start submitting. You’ve got until 5pm AEST Wednesday 31 July to get your Reports in for shows between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019. Royalties earned through Performance Reports will be paid in our November 2019 distribution.

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