If you play live at pubs, clubs, cafes, or other live music venues in Australia and New Zealand, you can get royalties for these performances by submitting a Performance Report. If you're playing original songs, you can earn royalties for these performances and if you're playing any covers, you'll need to include those on your Performance Report, as well.
If you perform at an event organised by a promoter, you don't need to submit a Performance Report.
What information is required?
- WHAT songs were played
- WHERE they were played
- WHEN they were played
When can Performance Reports be submitted?
Anytime. We encourage you to submit as soon as you can after a performance, but the process is flexible so that you can submit when it suits. There is not an annual deadline.
When are royalties for Performance Reports paid?
Royalties are paid quarterly as part of the APRA Domestic Royalty payments in February, May, August, November. You won't miss out if you don't report in the same quarter, but (per above) - we strongly encourage you submit after the show.
How can Performance Reports be submitted?
There are two easy ways. You can submit via the APRA AMCOS for Music Creators app (available for free from the App Store or Google Play) or in the Writer Portal (desktop or mobile) for performances from 1 July 2020. We will continue to add upgrades and features to both.
Can Performance Reports from previous years be submitted?
The standard claim period for Performance Reports is limited to one year from the date of the performance. It may be extended to up to three years from the date of the performance, where additional evidence (e.g: copies of material advertising the performance, ticket, posters and letters from the venue) is provided in support of the claim.
The extended three-year retrospective claim period is not open to new members. A new member may only claim retrospective performances for the 12 months immediately preceding their date of application.
The App and Writer Portal automatically sets the performance dates you are eligible to claim.
Contact us for more information.
Can I submit a Performance Report for a live stream?
You can claim royalties for Australian or New Zealand based live performances of your works, streamed on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or TikTok using the new Live Stream Performance Report in the existing Performance Report form on the app and Writer Portal. Works must be registered.