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APRA AMCOS releases 2013/14 Year in Review

20 Oct


APRA AMCOS has released its annual Year in Review for the 2013/14 financial period. The figures provide a fascinating snapshot of the domestic and international standing of Australian and New Zealand songwriters and composers.

Here’s a snapshot of 2013/14 financial period:

  • Together APRA and AMCOS paid royalties totalling $256.2 million to 205, 343 songwriters, composers and music publishers around the world for 783, 070 unique songs and musical compositions.
  • A total of 35,464 songwriters and composers in Australia and NZ received royalty allocations either for public performances or recordings of their works.
  • APRA’s foreign income – representing royalties for performances overseas of Australian or NZ musical compositions – increased by 24% to a new record of $27.1 million.
  • 124,000 businesses across Australia and New Zealand now hold APRA licences to play music in public.
  • Revenue from “new media” or “digital” sources – including downloads, streaming, video on demand and websites, remained static at $43 million for APRA AMCOS, reflecting the continuing negative impact of unlicensed content particularly in Australia.
  • APRA allocated a total of $914, 875 to 117 music industry projects via its Music Grants program.

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