According to the APRA AMCOS Constitution a Publisher is a company/business/enterprise that safe guards and is responsible for ensuring songwriters and composers receive income when their compositions are used commercially.
Publishers support the careers of songwriters & composers by;
Investing in them
Creating commercial opportunities for their songs through licensing exploitations
Providing co-writing collaborations
Removing the administrative burden of song split registrations
Provide royalty accounting and analysis
In order to be elected to publisher membership, the APRA & AMCOS Board must be satisfied that an applicant meets the basic criteria.
Please fill out the following Assessment questions in order to receive application forms for publisher membership via email. Once you have returned the completed, signed and witnessed application forms, they will be submitted to the APRA AMCOS Board for review. The Board meet approx every 2 months.
Membership is only open to publishing companies/businesses registered and operating in Australia, New Zealand or a South Pacific Nation.
The information entered below must match information held at
ASIC, Australian Business Register or NZ Companies Office