Why join APRA AMCOS as a Writer Member
Get paid for the use of music you write
The Australian Copyright Act (1968) gives music copyright owners—songwriters, composers, and publishers—several exclusive rights, including the right to:
- Perform the work in public
- Communicate the work to the public by various means
- Reproduce their work in a material form
- Make an adaptation of the work
APRA AMCOS exists to manage these rights on your behalf and make sure you get paid royalties when someone, anywhere in the world, uses your music.
If you're in a band, only the members who write or compose music need to join. Writer membership is on an individual basis and not open to companies, organisations or groups.
Joining AMCOS is separate from joining APRA. If your works are published, your publisher will collect the reproduction royalties on your behalf, and you don't need to join AMCOS.
When you become a member, you’ll be joining our music community of 119,000+ songwriters and composers collectively.
You'll have opportunities to connect and learn from your music industry peers at APRA AMCOS-run networking and industry events. Our staff are available to give you expert advice on your royalties. Take your career to the next step by entering our competitions or taking advantage of professional development opportunities.
There's always something exciting coming up. Make sure to keep an eye on our calendar for details.
As a member of APRA AMCOS, you can access exclusive offers and discounts on everything from studio time to insurance, through our member benefits program.
During your membership, you'll be required to provide us with certain information so we can pay you. We've put together all the resources you need, with step-by-step guides and relevant forms to make the process as smooth as possible. So you can get back to doing what you love.
Join as a writer