What you need to tell us
We monitor overseas sources such as TV and radio broadcasts and chart information.
However, if you know your music has been used overseas, let us know ASAP by completing the relevant form. We'll contact the international society to seek royalties for you.
Tell us about overseas tours, the use of your music in film, TV, jingles, and other broadcasts or record releases. This will ensure we can make claims on your behalf and check any incoming royalties.
Earning international royalties in the USA
Most countries only have 1 performing rights organisation (PRO), like APRA in Australia.
In the USA however, there are multiple PROs, and APRA AMCOS has reciprocal agreements with 3: ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. If you start to earn royalties in the USA through the live performance or broadcast of your works, one of these PROs will act on behalf of APRA AMCOS to manage your rights. You can choose which one.
Learn more about picking a USA performing rights organisation.
Contact AMCOS before getting started.
If you're an AMCOS member and you're planning to have physical formats (CDs, DVDs, vinyl, cassette etc.) of an upcoming release manufactured in a country other than Australia or New Zealand, you may be required to pay mechanical royalties before finished goods can be released.
Contact AMCOS as early as possible in the production planning process to discuss your options.