Rare opportunities to work with the best just announced!
Perfect your songs, performance and publicity at 3 Wise Monkeys events around Australia
$50,000 top prize for 2013 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition
APRA|AMCOS, Alberts and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy are pleased to announce the 2013 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition – the largest charity songwriting competition in the world.
Winners announced for the 2013 Australian Jazz Bell Awards
Melbourne’s Regent Theatre played host to last night's 11th annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards by Jazz Artist and Chairman Albert Dadon AM and with Tracey Curro as MC.
Jonathan Biggins and Clare Bowditch to host 2013 APRA Music Awards
The Aussie BBQ comes to London - Sounds Australia
Sounds Australia is proud to present THE AUSSIE BBQ LONDON 2013 at CARGO
APRA|AMCOS takes international hit-makers across Australia
This May, APRA|AMCOS is touring an exciting suite of ‘Song Summit Presents’ events that will give songwriters across Australia an insight into what it takes to write a hit song and the skills they need to establish themselves as artists.
World Intellectual Property Day
On April 26 every year, World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated n order to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.
IN THE NEWS: Ad Funded Pirate Sites
Many of Australia's top brands fuelling music piracy - read an article in the Australian by Andrew Harris, Principal Analyst at APRA|AMCOS,
Video Interviews: Get to know the winners of the 2013 Professional Development Awards
Nominations Open for 2013 National Indigenous Music Awards
APRA member Kev Carmody wins Don Banks Music Award
The $60,000 Australia Council Don Banks Music Award – the nation’s most valuable individual music award – is today presented to singer, storyteller, activist and artist, Kev Carmody, for his outstanding contribution to Australian music.
APRA Music Awards: Top 30 for Song of the Year
30 songs are now one step closer to winning the most prestigious music prize in the country and the largest peer-voted music award in Australia – APRA Song of the Year.
Chris Bailey and Tommy Tycho pass away
It has been a sad week for the music industry. We are mourning the loss of Chris Bailey, bassist for revolutionary rock group The Angels, as well as Tommy Tycho, the groundbreaking Australian composer/conductor. Our thoughts are with their friends, family and countless fans.
Chelsea Jane wins 2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative!
Emerging Hip Hop artist Chelsea Jane has been announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2013.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED for the 2013 Professional Development Awards!
APRA|AMCOS is proud to announce the winners of the bi-annual PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (PDAs).
National Cultural Policy: APRA|AMCOS welcomes a more Creative Australia
APRA|AMCOS welcomes the announcement of the National Cultural Policy and its recognition of creator’s rights and commitment to further investment in Australia’s music export potential.
APRA Music Awards: It's time to VOTE and NOMINATE!
What was your favourite Australian song last year?
The time has come to cast your vote for the APRA Song of the Year Award to honour and recognise outstanding talent among your peers. Nominations for Blues & Roots Work of the Year have also opened.
Australian artists climbing the charts
We're pleased to see a number of Aussie releases both climbing and maintaining their spots on the charts across the country!
APRA Members make up the finalists in the International Songwriting Competition
National - Copyright Council National Seminars
Working with Copyright is a series of seminars by the Australian Copyright Council.
2013 APRA Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Composer Commission
The Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival is now calling for submissions for the 2013 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Commission.
2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative: One week to go!
Hip hop and soul artists across Australia have just one week to apply for this year’s Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Applications close next Tuesday, February 26.
Sounds Australia’s export push grows with the appointment of Glenn Dickie
Australia’s national export initiative is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Dickie as Export Music Producer, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA - effective immediately.
Winners of Tropscore and Tropscore Jr. announced!
APRA & Tropfest announce winners of Tropscore and Tropscore Jr. competitions
Top 200 PDA applicants announced!
We are pleased to announce our TOP 200 list of PDA applicants.
APRA Ambassador Gotye Makes Music History!
Gotye wins Record of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards
APRA members make triple j Hottest 100!
APRA would like to congratulate all our members who made the triple j's Hottest 100 Countdown on Australia Day.
Australia Day Honours APRA Members
The National recipients of this year's Australia Day Awards have been announced and we are proud to learn a number of APRA members have been honoured for their work in the community.
Jazz pioneer Brian Brown OAM passes away
APRA|AMCOS are saddened to hear of the passing of long time APRA member Brian Brown OAM, one of Australia’s most influential jazz figures.
Strong Progress with Global Repertoire Database
Global Repertoire Database makes strong progress this year with 2013 planning well underway.
National Live Music Coordinator announced
Local artists, venues and industry set to benefit from landmark role
2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative: Applications now open!
The Hilltop Hoods Initiative is a grant funded by Hilltop Hoods and APRA to help an emerging Australian based Hip Hop/Soul artist or group, who has not previously had a professional commercial release. In past years the grant was restricted to South Australian residents but since 2009 we have made the grant available to applicants Australia wide.
APRAP Online: Unwrapping the Australian music scene for you!
APRAP our flagship magazine for APRA|AMCOS members has moved online to aprap.apra amcos.com.au.
Opinion: Pandora's box of music royalties
This opinion piece by Andrew Harris, Principal Analyst at APRA|AMCOS, has been published in Business Spectator on the eve of Pandora CEO, Tim Westergren's visit to Sydney.
The Beards win 2012 Emily Burrows Award
Adelaide rock group The Beards have been awarded the 12thEmily Burrows Award at the Grace Emily Hotel in Adelaide last night.
2013 APRA Professional Development Awards Announced
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is proud to announce the return of the bi-annual Professional Development Awards.
Shellie Morris wins 2012 Music in Communities Awards
Shellie Morris, APRA Ambassador and longtime Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) APRA member, has won this year's Music in Communities Awards with the ‘Borroloola Songwomen.’
APRA & AMCOS Board Elections - Results announced!
APRA|AMCOS are pleased to announce the outcomes of the APRA and AMCOS AGMs held Thursday 22 November at the APRA|AMCOS head office in Sydney.
Winners of the 2012 Screen Music Awards announced!
Antony Partos Big Winner and Lisa Gerrard’s Burning Man Crowned Feature Film Score of the Year.
Screen Music Awards 2012: Feature Film Score of the Year nominees discuss their work.
In the lead-up to Monday's Screen Music Awards, three nominees for Feature Film Score of the Year told us what it was about their film that inspired their score.
Bruce Beresford to receive International Achievement Award
Bruce Beresford to receive International Achievement Award at the 2012 Screen Music Awards.
Aussie talent 'cooks' at Australia-India Music BBQ
Top Australian music acts wowed crowds in Mumbai when they took to the stage at last night’s THE AUSSIE BBQ Concert.
More revenue for music creators despite difficult economic times
APRA|AMCOS has distributed 14% more in royalties to its members in the 2011/12 financial year. The increase has resulted from record revenue growth in the recording rights arm of its business, AMCOS, and from a program of accelerated distributions across all areas of its operations.
Australian music gets head start on the Asian Century
APRA|AMCOS welcomes the release of the 'Australia in the Asian Century' White Paper.
APRA presents 'In Conversation with Kimbra'
APRA is proud to present In Conversation with Kimbra at this year's Face the Music Conference in Melbourne.
Unleash your inner composer for Tropscore 2013!
Entries open for APRA Tropscore and Tropscore Jr. Following the success of last year's Tropscore competition, APRA has once again joined forces with the world’s largest short film festival Tropfest, to present Tropscore. The competition aims to bring music and film together, showing just how strongly a film's score can change the way we see it.
Nominees announced for the 2012 Screen Music Awards!
Across twelve awards categories APRA and the AGSC are today proud to recognise 61 composers, and 40 works as representing the best in Australian screen composition for 2012.
Winner announced for Song of the Year Voting Competition!
For this year's peer-voted APRA Song of the Year, we offered a Gibson Les Paul to one lucky voter, with thanks to Gibson.
AAM announces new mentor program
The Association of Artist Managers announces new mentor program and launches their new website.
Screen Music Awards Return for 2012
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers) are proud to announce details of the annual SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS, which will be held in Melbourne this year on Monday November 19th.
Nominees and Fine Arts/Artisan winners announced for 2012 ARIA Awards
APRA|AMCOS wish to congratulate all of the nominees and Fine Arts/Artisan Award winners at the 2012 ARIA Awards.
Busby Marou awarded APRA Song of the Year at the Deadly Awards
Last night at the Deadly Awards, APRA was proud to present the APRA Song of the Year award to Queensland duo Busby Marou, for their song 'Biding My Time'.
U.S. Live Royalties
If your music has been performed in the USA, be sure to submit an Overseas Live Performance Return by October 31, 2012.
Want to play at the Falls Festival?
The APRA People's Stage is on again at The Falls Festival in Lorne & Marion Bay, 30th & 31st December 2012
Winners of the 2012 APRA NZ Silver Scroll Awards
Congratulations to Stephanie Brown, winner of the 2012 Silver Scroll Awards for her song "Everything To Me" - performed by Lips.
APRA members win at Unsigned Only!
APRA members have once again made their mark on the international stage by winning multiple categories at this year’s Unsigned Only songwriting competition.
APRA members honoured by National Sound Register
Culturally-significant recordings by APRA members such as Jimmy Little, Nick Cave, AC/DC, experimental jazz trio The Necks and Barry Humphries have been added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s National Registry of Recorded Sound.
New to LPRs? We're here to help!
Are you new to the Live Performance Return (LPR) process? If so, you can be rewarded for gigs you played up to three years ago.
Back to basics: our top five FAQs answered
We spoke with APRA|AMCOS Writer Services Representatives to find out the top five most frequently asked questions members have about APRA|AMCOS.
APRA Members talk LPRs
Songwriters give everything when they perform live. Playing the live circuit can be a tough but exhilarating road to walk down. APRA’s Live Performance Returns (LPRs), which are due by August 31, make the journey a little bit easier by rewarding songwriters for their efforts onstage, paving the way to a more fruitful career.
2012 Call for APRA & AMCOS Board Nominations
In accordance with the APRA and AMCOS Constitutions, nominations for the position of Board Director can be received up to 60 days prior to the date of the Annual General Meetings (AGMs).
Play live? Submit an LPR before August 31 to get paid!
Songwriters who play live can be paid for their efforts by submitting an APRA Live Performance Return (LPR) before August 31, 2012.
APRA Silver Scroll Awards top 20 announced
The songwriting verdict has been reached and the top 20 list of finalists have been announced for APRA New Zealand’s 47th Silver Scroll Award.
Bunna Lawrie awarded NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award
APRA wishes to congratulate ATSI member Bunna Lawrie, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 NAIDOC Awards.
2012 Bali Songwriting Summit
The 3rd annual Bali Songwriting Summit was held from June 1 – 10 in Ubud, Bali and united some of the hottest up-and-coming artists with top hit songwriters.
New Chair and Deputy Chair for Australia Council
James Strong, outgoing Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, says he and the Council members and management are all delighted with the appointment of Rupert Myer AM as Chair and Robyn Archer AO as Deputy Chair, as announced by Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean this morning.
Push Songs: Write those Winter blues away!
The innovative, inspiring and free for all ages songwriter’s program, Push Songs returns for the Winter edition, July 24 to August 29.
Music Rights Australia, the artist formerly known as MIPI
ARIA and APRA|AMCOS have announced today that their joint venture body MIPI has been renamed MUSIC RIGHTS AUSTRALIA, effective immediately.
NT Song of the Year winners announced
MusicNT is very pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural NT Song of the Year Awards. Celebrating songwriting from across the Northern Territory, the NT Song of the Year Awards recognises the extraordinary songwriters and songwriting emerging from the Territory.
Music industry pioneer Francis Preston passes away
American music industry pioneer Francis Williams Preston has passed away in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
Jazz legend Graeme Bell passes away at age 97
Graeme Bell AO MBE, an APRA member since June 1947 and world renowned classical jazz pianist, composer and band leader, passed away yesterday at the age of 97.
Queen Honours APRA|AMCOS CEO
The Queen’s Birthday 2012 Honours List has awarded APRA|AMCOS Chief Executive Brett Cottle a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia medal, “for service to the performing arts, particularly to songwriters, composers and publishers, through executive roles with copyright protection organisations and to the community.”
Code of Conduct - Call for Submissions
APRA|AMCOSsubscribes to a code of conduct for copyright collecting societies. The Code came into effect in July 2002, and was last reviewed in July 2011.
Mary Lopez AM to Receive Prestigious Ted Albert Award
With the red carpet set to roll out in just over a week, the 2012 APRA MUSIC AWARDS are the grand finale to Song Summit 2012 and will be held on the closing night of the three-day music industry expo on Monday May 28th at the Parkside Ballroom, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Song Summit LIVE line-up announced!
Imogen Heap, Megan Washington, San Cisco, Catherine Britt and more to perform LIVE at Song Summit 2012.
Budget support for music exports is a welcome boost
The additional funding announced in this week’s Federal Budget to support Australian music export programs will help contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters succeed on the world stage, the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA|AMCOS) said today.
Joel Madden and Kev Carmody Add their Voices to Song Summit 2012
National songwriting treasure KEV CARMODY’s mentoring role at SONG SUMMIT has now expanded to include an ‘In Conversation’ which will be led by film-maker Brendan Fletcher. He'll be joined by Good Charlotte front man and accomplished songwriter Joel Madden who wants to share his experiences as a songwriter with an audience of his peers at SONG SUMMIT.
Nominees announced for the 2012 APRA Music Awards
The countdown to Australia’s biggest celebration of songwriting has begun. APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is proud to announce this year’s bevy of brilliant nominees for the APRA MUSIC AWARDS, to be held on Monday 28th May at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Federal Court finds in favour of copyright owner
A court case between Telstra and Optus regarding their online broadcast of NRL and AFL matches has been found in favour of the copyright holder Telstra.
Missy Higgins set to bring some razzle dazzle to Song Summit
APRA|AMCOS is thrilled to announce that on the eve of her new album release and her first national tour in over 4 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has joined SONG SUMMIT 2012!
iiNet High Court decision leaves Australian songwriters in the cold
The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA|AMCOS) has said that it is extremely disappointed with today’s High Court decision in the iiNet case, which leaves songwriters, composers and music publishers in the unacceptable situation of remaining exposed to illegal online file-sharing.
Vale Jimmy Little
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jimmy Little.
RUNFORYOURLIFE wins 2012 Hilltop Hoods Initiative
Emerging Hip Hop group RUNFORYOURLIFE has been announced as the winner of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2012. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and the Australian Performing Right Association (APRA|AMCOS), RUNFORYOURLIFE has won a kick-start to their career, with $10,000 going towards the release and promotion of their first solo album.
APRA welcomes new ATSI Music Office
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Music Office will provide opportunities for ATSI songwriters and composers to develop their talents and build long-term sustainable careers in the local music industry, the Australian Performing Right Association (APRA|AMCOS) said today.
Minister Praises Innovative Music Industry Program
Federal Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Simon Crean MP, announced the 15 music industry entrepreneurs as finalists for a new music industry program, led by the Australian Government and the Australian music industry.
Composer Peter Sculthorpe AO to be Honoured for Distinguished Services
Composer Peter Sculthorpe AO will receive the award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music at the 2012 ART MUSIC AWARDS held at the Playhouse Theatre, Sydney Opera House on Tuesday April 3.
Performers & Presenters have also been announced for 2012 Art Music Awards.
Jon Rose wins Don Banks Music Award
Jon Rose has been announced as this year's recipient of The Australia Council Don Banks Music Award. One of the world’s finest and most rebellious violinists, Jon continues to set boundaries and break them with his awe-inspiring compositions, performances and musical innovations.
AMCOS to provide back office services to Warner and EMI
AMCOS to provide back office services to Warner and EMI for their quarterly mechanical accounting to copyright owners
Top 30 Contenders for APRA Song of the Year Revealed
The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) is proud to reaffirm its commitment to Australian songwriters with its marquee event, the 2012 APRA MUSIC AWARDS, to be held on MONDAY MAY 28TH at the SYDNEY EXHIBITION AND CONVENTION CENTRE in Sydney.
ASCAP TV and Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis Open for Submissions
ASCAP is offering a one-of-a-kind experience for aspiring film and television composers - a Television & Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. This once in a lifetime opportunity is now open for submissions - but be
quick! The deadline for applications is April 1st.
Kav Temperley and Adalita confirmed, early-bird tickets sell out
Top-shelf Australian songwriters MEGAN WASHINGTON, KAV TEMPERLEY (Eskimo Joe, Basement Birds), ABBE MAY, ADALITA, KATE MILLER-HEIDKE, AMANDAH WILKINSON (Operator Please) and New Zealand songwriting master DON MCGLASHAN are just some of the recent additions to SONG SUMMIT 2012, the three-day music industry conference hosted by APRA|AMCOS to be held at Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre on May 26th – 28th.
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 ART MUSIC AWARDS
Proudly presented by APRA and the Australian Music Centre
With a roll-call which includes Nigel Westlake, Peter Sculthorpe, Paul Stanhope and Andrea Keller, APRA
(Australasian Performing Right Association) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC) are proud to announce the
finalists for the 2012 ART MUSIC AWARDS, to be held on Tuesday April 3rd at the Playhouse Theatre, Sydney
Neil Finn and Wesley Enoch Announced as Keynote Speakers!
APRA|AMCOS is honoured to announce the inclusion of two widely-respected artists as keynote speakers at Australia’s premiere music industry conference SONG SUMMIT 2012.
2012 APRA Music Awards - Song of the Year voting now open!
In the lead up to the 2012 APRA Music Awards, we ask you, our members, to select your favourite song of 2011. From your preferences, APRA'S Song of the Year is determined.
The Return of the ART MUSIC AWARDS presented by APRA and the Australian Music Centre
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC) are delighted to announce details of the 2012 ART MUSIC AWARDS to be held on Tues April 3rd at the Playhouse Theatre, Sydney Opera House.
Song Summit 2012: More Speakers Announced as Registration Opens!
With registration for SONG SUMMIT 2012 set to open on MONDAY FEBRUARY 13TH, APRA|AMCOS is proud to announce further speakers who will take part in the three-day creative, business-development and networking expo.
Ben Allen wins Tropscore 2012
Tropfest, together with the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) today announce that Alice Springs-based singer-songwriter Ben Allen has been declared the winner of the APRA Tropscore 2012 competition.
PBS 106.7FM, APRA and Arts Victoria present 'Drive Live 2012'
It's live, it’s local, and it’s coming out of your radio. PBS’ Drive Live is taking over the airwaves for a full week from Monday February 6th to Friday the 10th during drivetime.
Congratulations to Bret McKenzie on Oscar nomination
APRA, on behalf of all its music writer members, would like to congratulate New Zealand member Bret McKenzie on the announcement that he is in the running for an Oscar Award.
APRA announces new Deputy Director, Publisher Services
The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) is pleased to announce that Catherine Giuliano has been appointed as Deputy Director, Publisher Services.
Code of Conduct review - 2010-2011
The 2010-2011 Code of Conduct Review for Collecting Societies has been released.
Season's Greetings from APRA|AMCOS
Our offices will be closing from 1pm Friday 23 December, and re-open on Tuesday 3 January. From all of us, have a safe and happy holiday season.
The Hilltop Hoods Initiative returns for 2012!
The HTH Initiative is a $10,000 grant funded by Hilltop Hoods and APRA to help emerging Australian Hip Hop artists to manufacture, market and release an album.
Generate - Investing in Australian Music Enterprise
A new pilot program which is looking to invest in up to 15 of the best music-related businesses or business ideas across Australia
Song Summit Returns!
APRA’S SONG SUMMIT RETURNS
SYDNEY CONVENTION CENTRE, 26 – 28 MAY 2012
Screen Music Mentoring for emerging female composers
APRA|AMCOS is proud to present Screen Music Mentoring for 2012, in association with WIFT NSW and MMW. It's open to emerging women screen composers around Australia who are members of both WIFT NSW and APRA|AMCOS.
Finalists announced for 40th Golden Guitars
The who’s who of Australian country music stepped out in Sydney today to officially launch the industry’s hallmark event - the 2012 Jayco Tamworth Country Music Festival and to announce the finalists for the 40th Jayco CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia.
APRA & AMCOS announce strong results for 2010 - 2011 financial year.
Music creator societies, APRA & AMCOS, today announced a combined record revenue of $240 million (up by 8%) for the year ended 30 June 2011.
APRA and AMCOS AGM Results
The APRA and AMCOS 2011 Annual General Meetings were held Thursday 17 November at the APRA|AMCOS head office in Ultimo, Sydney.
2011 Screen Music Awards - Winners Announced!
2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS Presented by APRA and the AGSC WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
Presenters and performers announced for 2011 Screen Music Awards
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers) are delighted to announce details of presenters and guest performers who will take to the stage at the 2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS on Monday November 14th at Sydney’s illustrious City Recital Hall.
Win at Tropfest with APRA Tropscore!
If you think you have the talent to create an incredible score, APRA Tropscore wants you to enter an original musical score or synch, for a three minute short film.
Face The Music 2011 - Program unveiled!
APRA|AMCOS are proud to be a part of Face the Music's huge 2011 program.
2011 Screen Music Awards - Nominees Anounced!
Today the spotlight shines on the often unsung heroes of the small and large screens with the announcement of nominees for the 2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS, jointly presented by APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers).
2012 Art Music Awards - Call for Nominations
APRA and the Australian Music Centre are now calling for nominations from AMC and APRA members for the 2012 Art Music Awards.
Sounds Australia Head to CMJ 2011 - Start Spreading the News
As CMJ continues its reign as New York City's largest music event, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA will be working in close collaboration with the festival, creating activity and initiatives designed to maximize the presence and outcomes of the 22 Australian bands participating in 2011.
2011 Screen Music Awards presented by APRA and the AGSC
Date, Host and Musical Director Confirmed for Screen Composers Night of Nights
Live Music fuels Australian economy to the tune of $1.2 billion
The first ever national study of the value of live music has found that in 2009/10 the Australian live music industry injected $1.21 billion into the national economy, with total profits and wages of $652 million and supporting almost 15,000 full-time jobs.
APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2011: The Winners!
Now in its 46th year, the APRA Silver Scroll Awards are a highlight on New Zealand’s music industry calendar. APRA are proud to announce this year's winner!
Australians win in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest
APRA wish to congratulate our members Anton De Martino and Amali Ward for their wins in the first session of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Announcing APRA’s New Zealand Music Hall of Fame Inductees for 2011 - Hello Sailor
The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame celebrates those artists who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand through music. APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is excited and honoured to announce that the first of two inductees to be added to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame for 2011 is Hello Sailor.
APRA Live Performance Returns due August 31, 2011
Write music? Play live? Get paid!
Craft. Career. Community: APRA Roadshow returns for 2011!
The APRA Roadshow is back! Bigger and better than ever before, the APRA Roadshow returns with a brand new format offering you more opportunities to learn from the experts, develop your skills and connect with the music community.
MUSIC MATTERS launches across Australia and New Zealand
Aimed to remind music fans of the value and significance of music, this exciting international campaign is supported by a collective of people across the Australian and New Zealand music community.
APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2011 - Announcing the finalists
APRA NZ is proud to announce the finalists for New Zealand’s Silver Scroll Award, the most celebrated songwriting award for 2011.
2011 Screen Awards Nominations Open!
APRA and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers are pleased to invite nominations for the 2011 Screen Music Awards.
APRA NZ announce Silver Scroll Award finalists
Now in its 46th year, the APRA Silver Scroll Awards are a highlight on New Zealand’s music industry calendar. APRA (the Australasian Performing Right Association) is proud to announce the Top 20 songs in line for New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award for 2011.
Winners of the 2011 APRA Music Awards Announced
Siblings are doing it for themselves…Angus & Julia Stone and Jet Among Big Winners!
Performers and presenters line up for 2011 APRA Music Awards
Australia’s annual celebration of songwriting, the 2011 APRA MUSIC AWARDS, will be held on Tuesday 21st June at Carriageworks in Sydney and will feature an exciting array of performers and presenters who will dazzle and delight.
New music licensing scheme- positive outcome for fitness class providers and music creators
The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Fitness Australia have negotiated a new agreement for the public performance of music in group fitness classes.
APRA pays record $71.2 million to songwriter, composer & music publisher members
In its latest royalty distribution – for the half-year to 31 Dec 2010 - APRA)has distributed a record $71.2 million in public performance and broadcasting royalties.
Nominees for 2011 APRA Music Awards Announced
And then there were five! Nominees for 2011 APRA Music Awards Announced
Paul Kelly to be honoured at 2011 APRA Music Awards
2011 recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music
2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition - Entries Close 31 May
Receives A Riff-tastic Late Prize From Gibson Guitar Corp Ahead of May 31 Closing Date
Support for Contemporary Music Touring Program welcomed
APRA|AMCOS welcomes the Government's announcement that it will provide on-going annual funding of $400,000 a year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program.
APRA On Set at the Dungog Film Festival
APRA is a proud to support the 2011 Dungog Film Festival, 26 -29 May 2011.
Supporting Top End songwriters: Phillip Eaton appointed as NT Writer Services Representative
As part of APRA|AMCOS’s commitment to working locally to support our songwriter and composer members, we welcome PHILLIP EATON as our new Writer Services Representative for the Northern Territory, based in Darwin.
Vale Dutch Tilders
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dutch Tilders, who passed away on April 23.
2011 Art Music Awards - Winners of Distinguished Services to Australian Music announced
Having recently announced the finalists in nine national Art Music Award categories, Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC) are delighted to release names of the recipients of the 2011 AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICES TO AUSTRALIAN MUSIC.
Vale Eric Gross
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Eric Gross
Art Music Awards Finalists Announced
2011 Art Music Awards presented by APRA and Australian Music Centre
The 2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition is now open!
APRA|AMCOS are proud to announce details of the 2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition which gives a talented songwriter the opportunity to win an incredible prize package for their songwriting, as judged by a panel of music industry professionals.
Top 20 APRA Song of the Year contenders announced!
The first round of voting for the 2011 Song of the Year is complete and APRA is proud to reveal the Top 20 contenders as voted by APRA members.
Koolta wins the 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative
Emerging Hip Hop artist KOOLTA has been announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2011
2011 Art Music Awards presented by APRA and Australian Music Centre
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC) are proud to announce details of the inaugural ART MUSIC AWARDS to be held on Tues May 3rd at Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay.
2011 APRA PDA Winners Announced
8 Australian songwriters receive huge career leg up!!
Win a Gibson Les Paul by voting in the APRA Song of the Year!
As songwriters, we’re pretty sure that our APRA members know their way around a good piece of music. Which is why every year, we invite our members to vote in APRA’s Song of the Year award.
Sounds Australia at SXSW 2011
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, South by Southwest 2011 (SXSW) will witness the greatest invasion of Australian talent since its inception. Over the course of the five-day music extravaganza, over fifty Australian acts will be playing their hearts out all over Austin, Texas.
Bonnie Dalton awarded the 2010 Lighthouse Award
The 2010 Lighthouse Award has been awarded to Bonnie Dalton, the Melbourne-based manager of Little Red and The Vasco Era.
Indigenous Artists Rise with Good Vibes Rising
STUNNA SET, BRIGGS, DUBMARINE & BLACK POET join the 2011 Good Vibrations line-up!
APRA Members receive Order of Australia medals
APRA|AMCOS wish to congratulate three of our members for receiving Order of Australia medals on Australia Day 2011.
Record number of entries for APRA's 2011 Professional Development Awards
Finalist List Published With Winners To Be Announced on Monday March 14th!
Our Queensland office has reopened
After a short closure due to the Queensland floods, we have reopened our APRA|AMCOS office in Fortitude Valley.
Copyright Collecting Societies - Code of Conduct Review Submissions
A meeting open to the general public will be held by the Code Reviewer in respect of the Code of Conduct of the Collecting Societies.
The Touch – Winners of the 10th Anniversary Emily Burrows Award
Adelaide’s dance-punk outfit The Touch has taken out the 10th Anniversary Emily Burrows Award.
APRA and AMCOS Annual General Meetings 2010
The APRA and AMCOS 2010 Annual General Meetings were held Thursday 18 November at the APRA|AMCOS head office in Ultimo, Sydney.
Couldn't make it to the 2010 Screen Awards?
Watch it now! We recorded it and it's now up online!
Industry Luminaries Celebrate Australia's Screen Composers
A star studded gathering of music and acting greats gathered to celebrate the work of the country’s finest screen composers at the 2010 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS
The stars come out to present the 2010 Screen Music Awards
The Chaser’s ANDREW HANSEN and CHRIS TAYLOR will co-host the 2010 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS to be held at BMW Edge in Melbourne on Tuesday 9 November.
The Art of Composing for the Screen: Andrew Urban interviews nominees for the 2010 Screen Music Awards
Urbancinefile's Andrew Urban discusses music and the screen with this year's nominees
Solid results in a challenging year -2009-10 Financial Results for APRA|AMCOS
2009-10 Financial Results for APRA|AMCOS
Kick start your songwriting career with the 2011 APRA Professional Development Awards
Eight emerging songwriters and composers will be given a career break thanks to the 2011 Professional Development Awards (PDA), proudly presented by APRA.
2011 Art Music Awards - Call for Nominations
Submit your nomination today to take advantage of the easy, instant nomination option
APRA pauses next phase of the Recorded Music for Dance Use in Nightclubs - GFN tariff.
After close consultation with the hospitality industry, APRA will place a 12 month pause on the introduction of the next phase of the Recorded Music for Dance Use in Nightclubs (GFN) tariff.
Animal Kingdom chases Feature Film Score of the Year
The score for award‐winning Melbourne underworld crime drama, Animal Kingdom, composed by Antony Partos and Sam Petty, is among the final nominees for the prestigious Feature Film Score of the Year.
Advance Your Screen Music Career - Winners Announced
APRA|AMCOS is strongly committed to supporting emerging composers in the pursuit of their craft and career.
Paul Grabowsky and The Chaser to star in the 2010 Screen Music Awards in Melbourne
The 2010 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS will be held at BMW Edge in Melbourne on Tuesday 9 November.
One Movement for Music Perth Announces Artist Development Initiatives
One Movement for Music (OMFM) is proud to assist in the development and nurturing of Australian artists and providing them with real opportunities to showcase their talents to the who’s who of the international music scene.
Want to play at The Falls Festival in Lorne or Marion Bay?
The APRA Peoples Stage is on again at The Falls Festival in Lorne (VIC) & Marion Bay (TAS).
APRA Silver Scrolls - The Winners!
Auckland Town Hall hosts APRA NZ's 45th Silver Scroll Awards.
Calling all APRA songwriters – If you write songs, and play them live then there maybe money waiting for you!
It’s time to submit your Live Performance Returns (LPRs) – you’ve got until 31 August!
APRA Member Offer - discounted One Movement for Music tickets
One Movement For Music are offering APRA members an exclusive 15% off delegates passes which allows all delegates access to everything the entire event has to offer.
Register your place with Sounds Australia for MIDEM 2011
SOUNDS AUSTRALIA is proud to once again host the Australian Stand at MIDEM and we encourage all Australian Delegates to register through Sounds Australia in order to receive additional benefits – at no extra cost!
Inaugural UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award presented to: LOUISE ANTON
Award presented at Song Summit 2010
Australian Music Identities Launch a Record Attempt for THE WORLDS LONGEST SONG
The theme? SONGWRITING of course!
2010 APRA MUSIC AWARD WINNERS REVEALED
The Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’ takes home APRA SONG OF THE YEAR
APRA Members receive Queens Birthday honours
Congratulations to these APRA members who have received Queen's Birthday honours over the long weekend.
Jimmy Little to receive APRA's Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music
Prestigious award will be presented at the 2010 APRA Music Awards, Monday June 21st at the Sydney Convention Centre.
Performers and presenters line up for 2010 APRA Music Awards
Event to be broadcast on MAX Sunday 4 July at 8.30pm
3MBS 2010 National Composer Awards Winners
The APRA Special Commendation Award and $2,000 is awarded to Thomas Henry, also of Victoria for his 'Variations for Orchestra in three movements'.
Copyright Collecting Societies Code of Conduct: Call for Submissions
Copyright Collecting Societies Code of Conduct: Call for Submissions
2010 APRA Music Awards: Nominees Announced
Over 70 songwriters covering rock, pop, urban, blues and roots, country and dance have been named as nominees showcasing Australia’s diverse and eclectic writing talents.
Leading local and overseas talent to play exclusive showcases at Song Summit LIVE
An exciting collection of public showcases from some of Australia’s leading and upcoming musical talent, as well as a host of international performers.
ACCC grants APRA authorisation until 2013
Make your music matter at Song Summit 2010
Make your music matter at Song Summit 2010 - APRA| AMCOS announce hat-trick of opportunities for songwriters.
APRA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO 2010 MUSIC AWARDS
APRA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO 2010 MUSIC AWARDS - New ‘Rock Work of the Year’ Award
Thanks APRA - Hilltop Hoods
UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award
The UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award will be presented at Song Summit 2010 on Monday 21 June 9.30am session: "In Conversation with Stephen Schwartz".
Melbournes 1/6 wins Hilltop Hoods Initiative
1/6 – emerging Hip Hop artist Aaron Stephanus - has been announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative.
A Greener Future for Licensing
APRA is moving with the environmentally conscious times and will soon be introducing electronic invoicing for all licensing clients.
Calling Australian Music Makers - APRA|AMCOS Launch Song Summit 2010
APRA| AMCOS and the NSW Government through Events NSW today announced the program for the second Song Summit, taking place in Sydney from the 19 – 21 June 2010 at the Sydney Convention Centre.
Aussie Artists Top The List of 2009 International Songwriting Competition Finalists
For the first time ever, Australia leads all countries second only to the USA in both the number of entries and finalists in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
APRA|AMCOS and NSW Government through Events NSW are proud to present Song Summit 2010 as part of Vivid Sydney
ISC - Finalists and Semi-Finalists
APRA|AMCOS would like to extend its congratulations to the following APRA members who are finalists in the International Songwriting Competition.
Poetikool Justice win 2009 Emily Burrows Award
South Australia’s newest energy, Poetikool Justice, has been announced as the recipients of the 2009 Emily Burrows Award.
APRA welcomes governments live music accord
APRA welcomes government’s live music accord
APRA calls for members to nominate their favourite songs of last year for the 2010 song of the year award!
APRA calls for members to nominate their favourite songs of last year for the 2010 song of the year award.
Our deepest sympathies to the family & friends of the Ngarrindjeri song woman, Ruby Hunter
The Hilltop Hoods Initiative: $10k to Emerging Aussie Hip hop artist
The Hilltop Hoods Initiative will give one emerging Australian hip hop artist a career starting opportunity to the beat of $10,000.
In memory of Paul Fuemana
APRA wish to extend their condolences to the Fuemana family for the sad loss of Pauly Fuemana, who passed away on January 31, aged 40.
Victoria fights back - Fair Go 4 Live Music
Making music matter at Song Summit 2010
Following the success of the inaugural Song Summit in 2008, APRA|AMCOS and Events NSW are proud to present Song Summit 2010, 19 – 21 June at the Sydney Convention Centre.
VIC Liquor Laws impacting live music venues
Vic. Liquor Laws impacting live music venues
Determination of Licence Scheme for Licensed Digital Downloads of Music in Australia
The Australian Copyright Tribunal has recently approved a scheme for the royalties payable to composers, songwriters and music publishers for licensed digital downloads of music and music videos in Australia (other than subscription services).
Good Report Result for APRA|AMCOS
APRA and AMCOS subscribe to a voluntary Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies. 2009 report now available.
APRA|AMCOS Wish you a safe & happy Christmas
2009 has been a bumper year!
The Lighthouse Award: Bernadette Ryan takes top honours
Bernadette Ryan has been awarded The Lighthouse Award, proudly sponsored by APRA|AMCOS.
Celebrating 30 Years of AMCOS
Thirty years on and the AMCOS business is still alive and thriving. AMCOS continues to tackle challenges head on, and is constantly adapting to proactively protect the rights of its members.
Vanda & Young Song Competition - Winners announced!
Megan Washington “Tames” Vanda & Young Song Competition
2009 APRA and AMCOS AGM results
The APRA and AMCOS 2009 Annual General Meetings were held Wednesday 25 November at the APRA|AMCOS head office in Ultimo, Sydney.
The Lighthouse Award
In memory of Linda Gebar
Vale Dr Richard Meale AM MBE
Composer and former APRA Board Member, Dr Richard Meale AM MBE, passed away Monday 23 November.
It’s a long way to the Top 12: Vanda & Young Finalists Announced!
A panel of Australia’s top music industry professionals have reviewed the shortlist of 125 outstanding songs to bring to you The Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition’s Top 12 Entrants.
Balibo Strikes a Chord at 2009 Screen Music Awards!
2009 Screen Music Award winners announced!
2009 Screen Music Awards: Presenters and Performers Announced!
2009 Screen Music Awards: Special Guest Presenters and Performers Announced.
NSW Live Music scene given new lease of life thanks to axing of PoPE
APRA|AMCOS welcomes the NSW government's abolition of special licences required for local venues to play live music.
International Achievement Award - 2009 Winner Announced
2009 Screen Music Awards recipient of International Achievment Award announced
'Balibo' and 'Australia' lead nominations for 2009 Screen Music Awards
The music scores from two major feature films that portray unique reflections of Australian history lead the 2009 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS nominations.
Screen Music Awards return to showcase Australian Composers
APRA and the ASGC are proud to announce details of the 2009 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS
Strong results for 2008-09: preparing for more difficult times ahead
2008-09 Financial Results for APRA|AMCOS
The Winners: Stars of Australian New Music Shine at Classical Music Awards
2009 Winners of the Classical Music Awards
2009 Classical Music Awards: eclectic range of new music talent to perform
An eclectic range of Australian new music talent to perform at the 2009 Classical Music Awards
Rock out at The Falls Festival on the APRA People’s Stage
Is it your dream to rock out on stage at The Falls Festival? Here’s your chance to make it a reality.
One Movement Launches Exciting New Initiatives
One Movement for Music Perth (OMFM) announces a number of exciting initiatives this week, further developing the reach and huge significance of the event.
EMMY Success- Congratulations Christopher Elves
APRA member Christopher Elves has taken home a Daytime Entertainment EMMY.
Music sharing websites and online song competitions – make sure you read the fine print!
The terms and conditions of some websites may result in you giving away more than you bargained on.
Recognising Australia’s finest talent in new music
Finalists Announced for 2009 Classical Music Awards
NOW OPEN! Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition
Get reacquainted with your inner rock star and reap the rewards!
APRA NZ News: copyright & the digital economy
Songwriters Encouraged by Government Copyright Proposal
It Pays to Vote for APRA Song of the Year
For simply voting for his favourite song in this year’s APRA Song of the Year, James Taylor has picked up the Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar, worth $2,499.
THE WINNERS!!! 2009 APRA Music Awards
Record Number of First Time Winners Take Out Awards
2009 APRA Music Awards: Performers and Presenters
Performers and Presenters line up for 2009 APRA Music Awards
Code of Conduct: Call for Submissions by 31 July 2009
2009 APRA Music Awards: Nominees Announced
Australian songwriters reign supreme!!!
Background music fees: fixed until 2016 for restaurateurs
APRA|AMCOS background music fees for Restaurateurs to remain fixed until 1 January 2016
Vale Russell Dunlop, Ian Miller and Maurice Frawley
The staff of APRA|AMCOS extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of these APRA members.
APRA members win ISC Grand Prize
Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall win ISC's highest honour for "Caught In The Crowd"
APRA|AMCOS extends its deepest sympathies to all those affected by the recent Victorian bushfires.
Ren Walters Wins APRA Composer's Commission at 2009 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival
Ren Walters is awarded Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival APRA Composer's Commission
The Fiddle Chicks win 2008 Emily Burrows Award
Congratulations to Kim Perry, Dee Trewartha and Emma Luker of The Fiddle Chicks, winner of the 2008 Emily Burrows Award.
SXSW '09: What's On
Want to know what's happening at the 2009 SXSW international music conference?
Eight emerging Aussie songwriters get fast-tracked
Winners of the 2009 APRA Professional Development Awards
Nokia Australia Signs Licensing Deal with APRA|AMCOS for Comes With Music
Nokia has signed a groundbreaking licensing deal with APRA|AMCOS to support its Comes With Music Service.
Update to Constitutions
Both the APRA and AMCOS Boards proposed a number of constitutional amendments at the November 2008 AGM that were carried by the meeting.
Fijian Composer a Finalist, 14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition Begins
Fijian composer Seru Serevi was a finalist at the USA Songwriting Competition
December Aprap is here!
APRA|AMCOS Production Music Rates for 2009 are online
New Production Music rates come into effect from 1 January 2009.
APRA|AMCOS appoints Export Music Services Producer
APRA|AMCOS are proud to announce that Millie Millgate will be joining us as Producer – Export Music Services from 5 January 2009.
2008 APRA and AMCOS Annual General Meetings
APRA and AMCOS Annual General Meetings held on Friday 28 November at APRA|AMCOS Offices in St Leonards, NSW.
APRA Member wins Songwriting Award at LA Music Awards
Brisbane singer/songwriter Francesca De Valence has been named Songwriter of the Year by the Los Angeles Music Academy.
Code of Conduct review
The 07-08 Code of Conduct Review for Collecting Societies has been released.
Musicoz Awards: Special offer for APRA Members
APRA members get 10% discount on tickets to 2008 Musicoz Awards.
APRA|AMCOS revenue surpasses $200m, over $178m available for distribution to music creators
For the first time, APRA|AMCOS total annual revenue surpassed the $200m milestone.
2008 APRA AGSC Screen Music Awards: The Winners
Underbelly hits musical highs with The Black Balloon
Police Gatecrash 'Members Only' Pirate Operation
Counterfeit Criminals Efforts to Avoid Detection Foiled by Police and Industry Investigators
2008 Screen Awards: Josh Pyke to perform!
APRA & AGSC are delighted to announce details of the presenters who will take to the stage at the 2008 Screen Music Awards on Monday November 3rd.
Musicians and industry face the music
FACE THE MUSIC 08 will be held at the Arts Centre in Melbourne from 11.30am to 5pm on Saturday 8th November.
Nominees Announced! 2008 APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards
APRA and the AGSC recognise the talented wild bunch who bring music to the screen!
APRA welcomes Patti Potts Doi as its newest PNG member
APRA recognised well known singer songwriter Patti Potts Doi as its newest PNG member on September 30 in a presentation ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Port Moresby.
WAM Song of the Year 2008: The Winners!
Over 400 songwriters from throughout Western Australia submitted submitted 1640 songs for WA's premiere songwriting competition - WAM Song of the Year! Congratulations to the 85 nominees & 19 award winners.
Australasian World Music Expo
APRA - AGSC Screen Music Awards return for 2008
Celebrating the marriage of music and screen.
2009 APRA Silver Scrolls: Congratulations Opshop!
The winner of the 2008 APRA Silver Scroll is Opshop - Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy & Clinton Harris for their song, “One Day”.
2008 Silver Scroll Finalists Announced
Announcing the top 20 New Zealand songs of the last twelve months.
Stars of Australian New Music Shine - Winners of the 2008 Classical Music Awards
The Australian music industry tonight celebrated the success of this year's most outstanding Australian classical music achievements at the 2008 Classical Music Awards. The Awards were presented by APRA and the Australian Music Centre, at The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House.
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