You don't have to rely on us to get paid when your music is played. You can deal directly with the music user.
As an APRA member, you give us control of the performing rights in your songs. Likewise, as an AMCOS member, you give us control of some of the reproduction rights in your songs. You can take back those rights if you wish.
You don't have to go through APRA AMCOS to legally play or copy music—you can deal directly with the songwriters or publishers who own the rights.
Usually it's easier to go through us because we can grant you a blanket licence to perform or play all the songs we control. But sometimes it can be easier to deal direct. Learn how to deal directly with copyright owners rather than license music through us.