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Combined revenue for Australian authors’ society APRA AMCOS exceeded A$300m for the first time in its history in the 12 months to end-June 2015.


  • TV is the biggest single source of royalties for APRA AMCOS. In the latest financial year, the income stream accounted for 27.6% of total license fees, ahead of public performance, with a 22.9% share, and digital with 16.6%.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the financial results for authors' society APRA AMCOS for the 12 months through June.
  • The research note assesses which revenue source performed best for Australian and New Zealand authors.

Key questions answered

  • What is the biggest income source for authors and publishers in Australia?
  • How has the transition from recorded music ownership to access affected rights collections in Australia and New Zealand?

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  • Summary
  • Record breaking year for APRA AMCOS
  • Growth for all the main income streams, bar mechanicals
  • Popularity of domestic artists abroad


  • Author

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