Performance Reports

Performance reports due by 5pm AEST, 31 July 2017

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

With Performance Reports due by 31 July, here are a few tips to help you navigate the system.

Your songs need to be registered before you add them to a Setlist or Performance Report, so make sure you go through that process first.

Before you start submitting Performance Reports, create some Setlists. This will make the whole process quicker and easier. As an example, you may have one set you play in solo mode and another you play with a band. Create two different Setlists for each of these performances.

When you complete a Performance Report, you can then add one of the Setlists you have already created. 

You can also create Performance Reports with a combination of a Setlist and individual songs. Say for example you played your regular solo set one night and tried out a few new songs. Simply add the solo Setlist to the Report, then add the individual songs.

“As a band that performs around Australia regularly, from festivals to headline shows and support slots, registering our live performance brings us income we wouldn't otherwise receive - it makes our touring band that little bit more financially sustainable.” - All Our Exes Live in Texas


If you’ve played at the same venue multiple times during the year, create a Performance Report for your first gig there, then click the ‘Recreate with same details’ button. This will allow you to create a new Report using the same venue details. Simply adjust the date and Setlist before submitting the new gig. Continue until all dates at this venue have been lodged - this will save you listing the same venue details numerous times.

If you play in a band or group, you only need to submit one Performance Report per gig. The writers of the songs you have performed will then receive royalties. To keep things simple, we recommend nominating one member of your band as the person who completes all your Performance Reports. That way you’ll never have double-ups or missed gigs (hopefully).     

All your Performance Reports are due by 31 July, so start adding them now. This will also give you time to chat with a Writer Services rep if you need a hand.

All Our Exes Live in Texas photo by Phat Ngo.

Need a hand? We’re here to help!

Grab our Performance Reports ‘how to’ PDF guide here

Learn more about Performance Reports in our FAQs or get in touch with the APRA AMCOS Writer Services team: 1800 642 634 or

Come along to one of our free workshops. Just bring your laptop, setlists, list of gigs, spreadsheets and anything else that will help you complete your reports, and our team will take you through the process. 

Wednesday 19 July, 4pm-6pm 
APRA AMCOS Office, Lvl 1, 29 Cavenagh St, Darwin 
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BRISBANE (18+ event) 
Wednesday 19 July, 5pm-7pm 
The Zoo, 711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley 
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MELBOURNE (18+ event) 
Tuesday 25 July, 6pm-8pm 
The Tote, 67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood 
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SYDNEY (18+ event) 
Wednesday 26 July, 4.30pm-6.30pm 
Young Henrys, 76 Wilford St, Newtown 
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Our workshops in Adelaide and Perth have already taken place, but contact your local rep if you need a hand!

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