If you want to arrange music or use it in print, online, advertisements, film or TV you need the permission and a licence from the copyright owners of the musical work and the sound recording.
Our works search feature is free, offers immediate results and can help you obtain the details of published works in our repertoire.
If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, we also offer a premium service where one of our team will do the research for you using a number of databases around the world. This service provides information at a fee of $55 (excl. GST) for the first 11 works, and $5 (excl. GST) per work for additional works. Once the form is submitted we will issue you with an invoice you'll need to pay before you receive the ownership information.
Please note: getting information about the copyright owner from APRA AMCOS does not constitute an authorisation of any kind to use the musical work or sound recording in any manner whatsoever. You can only obtain authorisation from the owner or representative of the relevant rights.
How to search for a work
Our Works search allows you to search a song by any combination of title/writer/performer to see:
APRA Work ID
AMCOS control percentage
A green tick if it's a 'local work' ie: where at least one writer is an APRA member
Your search results will tell you who wrote a work, not who owns it. Don't rely on these search results to confirm copyright ownership. The results you see won't reflect publisher interests or disputes over works. If you need a contact for a copyright owner, you can complete our request form (PDF 195 KB).
Your search results will not include jingles, background music for films and television productions, and non-copyright (public domain) works.