Here’s something I found today that will interest songwriters in Australia. It’s an article from The Music Network site titled APRA AMCOS Unveils Plan To Keep Member Royalties Flowing
The article states that…
APRA AMCOS will bring forward its November live performance royalty payout to May.
The announcement, made Friday (March 27), comes as thousands of its songwriter, composer and publisher members grapple with how to survive during the corona-crisis.
Last November APRA AMCOS paid live performance royalties to 18,425 members. This May, members will receive a full year’s worth, using data from last year’s reports.
As a member of APRA AMCOS myself (since 1999) I think that this initiative is something that the music industry needs right now in these uncertain times.
This article also demonstrates the ongoing commitment by APRA AMCOS in continuing to lobby the Australian Government for more local content to be showcased on radio, TV and other media.
The more that we, as a society support the arts and music industries right now, the better shape those industries will be in to support our society as we recover in a post COVID-19 landscape where we will need art and music more than ever.
I for one will look forward to the advance royalty payments
Original Source: APRA AMCOS Unveils Plan To Keep Member Royalties Flowing