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Tip Published Friday 17 May 2024

Inject additional funds into your music project by submitting your setlists to APRA AMCOS

Live performance royalties are an important income stream for lots of our members

Submit your setlists in the APRA AMCOS App or Portal

It’s a busy time of year with touring, grant writing, or heading into the studio to write through the winter months. If you’re out there gigging, did you know you can earn money from live performance royalties? It’s a whole separate income stream, in addition to ticket sales.

Gabe from True Vibe Nation explains live performance royalties

"Performance Reports are a fantastic source of income, on top of ticket sales"

Live performance royalties are a reliable and important source of income for lots of our members. It’s money that can feed directly back into your music project, or help with the bills or groceries. In order to claim those royalties, you need to submit your gig setlists to APRA AMCOS. We call them ‘Performance Reports’, and you can do it in either the APRA AMCOS App or via the Portal.

Check out this article to learn more.

Performance Reports snapshot

So far this financial year, 6,590 of you have submitted 130,296 setlists. That is 2,310,000 songs! Additionally, members have performed 40,000 more songs than in the last financial year, and we’ve still got 6 weeks left. We love to see it!

Get the APRA AMCOS App - Easier than ever!

ICYMI - we have an app! It's super easy to submit Performance Reports straight after the gig. Psst, you can also register works, view earnings and change any account details in the app. Get it for free from the App Store or Google Play. Just use the same login details as you use for the Writer Portal.

How Live Performance Royalties work

Cafes, pubs and other live music venues all pay a licence fee for the use of live music to OneMusic. The pool of those royalties are then distributed to members who perform live music and submit their performance reports. Without submitting your Performance Reports, we won’t know that you’ve performed and won’t know to distribute those important royalties to you!

Read this useful Guide on Performance Reports to learn more

Spread the word

If you know someone who is new to music and live performance, encourage them to join APRA AMCOS and start submitting their Performance Reports!