Membership of APRA is free!
Membership is on an individual basis. If you write musical works with another person, he or she will also need to apply for membership. You do not need to be published to become a member.
If you are currently a member of another performing right society, and you are ordinarily resident within Australasia, you could consider transferring your membership to APRA. Please note you cannot apply to transfer your membership to APRA until you formally terminate your membership with your existing society.
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As the duration of copyright extends beyond a composer's lifetime, royalties continue to be generated after a composer's death. APRA|AMCOS is able to pay royalties for the works of a deceased member to their legal successor (i.e. the beneficiary to the deceased estate). Successors are required to complete an application form and provide documentation to confirm their eligibility. If you wish to apply for Associate Membership of APRA or AMCOS as a successor member, or if you require more information, please contact your local APRA|AMCOS office
Since changes to our Articles of Association in early 1998, writers joining APRA can assign either part or all of their performing rights to the Association. Once you have joined, you can opt out of APRA either entirely or on a right by right basis provided that the required notice is given.
For more information on APRA's Licence Back and Opt Out facilities, go to Managing Your Rights
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