Tips of the trade: Performance Reports

Performance reports due by 5pm AEST 31 July

Wednesday, 04 Jul 2018

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

1. REGISTER YOUR WORKS FIRST
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.

2. SETLISTS
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.

“A couple of years ago, as an emerging artist, learning about the industry and taking up every opportunity to play, I was pleasantly surprised by the income I received through live performance royalties. From festivals to gigs, to open mic nights - submitting performance reports is now part of my practice.” BB Sabina

3. MULTIPLE GIGS AT THE SAME VENUE + RESIDENCIES

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.

4. BANDS: ONLY LODGE ONE PERFORMANCE REPORT PER GIG
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).     

5. START NOW!
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.

BB Sabina, photo by Hollie Lunan. Courtesy Red Hot Arts Central Australia. 

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 writer@apra.com.au.

Come to a Performance Reports Workshop:

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. Drinks and snacks provided to help you power through!

Tues 17 July
SA
St. Paul's Creative Centre, Adelaide
5:30pm sharp - 7:30pm
RSVP: Eventbrite

WA
National Hotel, Fremantle (18+)
6pm-8pm
RSVP: Eventbrite

Weds 18 July
NSW
Young Henry's, Newtown (18+)
5pm-7pm
RSVP: Eventbrite

VIC
Tramway Hotel, Fitzroy North (18+)
6pm-8pm
RSVP: Eventbrite

Tues 24 July
QLD
The Zoo, Fortitude Valley (18+)
6pm-8pm
RSVP: Eventbrite

Weds 25 July
NT
APRA AMCOS Office, Darwin
9am-7pm 
RSVP: book a time with NT Rep Phillip Eaton to arrange a time: nt@apra.com.au | tel 08 8941 0988

Please note: If you are under 18 and would like help with your Performance Reports, contact your state office to arrange a time to come in for assistance or speak to a rep.


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