Here's how APRA AMCOS keeps Australian music turning.
1. Moment of Inspiration
The spark of an idea becomes an original piece of music.
2. Writing the song
The moment an original song is written and recorded, it's automatically copyrighted in Australia.
3. Songwriters join APRA AMCOS
To become a member, songwriters register original songs online and join for free.
4. Businesses get licensed
5. Press play
Once music is played or purchased, songwriters earn royalties. Songs can be performed live, downloaded, streamed or broadcast on radio or television.
6. Credit where it's due
APRA AMCOS keeps track of music so songwriters are paid fairly.
Royalties are paid back to songwriters giving them the financial support to be inspired all over again.