With reps in LA, Nashville and London, plus your membership team at home, we’re here to support you, no matter where you are.
Australian and New Zealand songwriters and composers are making a splash on the global stage. Our reps in LA, Nashville and London are here to help make living, touring and earning royalties overseas simple.
APRA AMCOS represents your music rights across the globe
As an APRA AMCOS member, you enjoy global representation for your music rights. We have agreements with other organisations like us around the world. So when your music is used in another territory, our affiliates collect money on your behalf. They then pay these royalties to us, and we pay you.
Find out more about the flow of royalties through collecting societies, and when you can expect to get paid.
If you know your music is being used overseas, let us know by completing the relevant form. Tell us about overseas tours, the use of your music in film, TV, jingles, and other broadcasts or record releases.
We’ll contact the international society to seek royalties for you.
If you’ve got a bank account overseas, we can still pay you!
You can receive royalty payments into any international bank in a range of currencies. Get in touch to find out more.
It is important to note that withholding tax is applied to most international payments and therefore the Country of Economic Residence should be the country in which you currently lodge tax returns.
You can notify APRA AMCOS of any Country of Economic Residence changes via email.
If you’re earning money in multiple territories, we recommend you seek the advice of a tax agent with a firm understanding of international taxation. This is the best method to ensure that any tax already paid on foreign revenue is appropriately claimed on any tax returns lodged.
Our Chief Financial Officer, Tim Denny, has answered some common questions about earning overseas and paying tax. Read the Q&A.
Earning royalties in the USA
Unlike most countries, in the USA there’s multiple performing rights organisations, and APRA AMCOS has reciprocal agreements with three of them: ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.
You can choose which one of these organisations we work with to collect royalties on your behalf