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 or closing date.
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?
Retrospective Performance Reports are accepted for up to 3 years previous, but not available to submit via the app or the Writer Portal. Writer Services needs to be contacted to arrange this until the feature becomes available.