Gina Williams urges musos to get paid via APRA
WA Music Award-winning musician and one of very few singing in her native language, Gina Williams is urging her fellow musicians to make sure they submit their Live Performance Return (LPR) online by 31 July.
“Its important to make a Live Performance Return part of your gig checklist,” Gina said, “An LPR payment can provide the funds to keep touring, pay bills and reinvest back into making music.”
Gina offers sound advice based on her recording and touring success. “I’ve been playing music for the longest time, it’s hard to even guess how many gigs I’ve played. It took me a little while to get organised to sign up with APRA AMCOS but I am so glad I did. I remember being absolutely stunned that I could earn an income from chasing my passion, creating music and telling my stories through song.”
Thousands of songwriters lodge an online LPR through APRA AMCOS each year and more than $4 million is distributed each year to APRA AMCOS members this way.
“Long after the cheer of the live crowd has died down and the performance fee spent, LPR is the gig that keeps on giving. Completing your LPR takes less time than lodging your BAS and it’s a reward for the hard work of playing live,” said Dean Ormston, Head of Member Services Group, APRA AMCOS.
A new, earlier deadline of 31 July applies for LPR lodgements in 2015.