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For APRA members to report the public live performances of their works within New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Details can be reported electronically via our Members Login Facility, and should be submitted each year for the previous APRA year of 1 July to 30 June.
Domestic LPRs are due 31 August.
For more information about submitting an online Live Performance Return read our Live Performance Return Guide or our Live Performance Return FAQs (pdf).
View our on-line LPR demonstration here:
Members are able to submit backdated returns for previous years. Please contact the Member Services team, to confirm the period you can claim and the details required. For some years supporting third party evidence, needs to be provided and this evidence, along with the backdated returns are due by 31 August.
For overseas performances (outside Australasia and the Pacific), the return needs to be submitted as soon as possible after the performance, along with supporting evidence such as tickets, media coverage, posters etc. This is an electronic form, which is completed online.
Complete the online form here: Live Performance Return - Overseas
These are required when you perform at promoted concerts, festivals or events that are licensed by APRA. The set list provides the title and writer details of the works performed, and allows APRA to distribute the licence fee from that event to the writers concerned. The lists are required immediately after the event, and should be collected by the promoter on the day. However you can copy APRA with a set list as well. Without this information, your royalties cannot be paid.
If an event is not licensed as a promoted concert, festival or event, the details should be reported on your live performance return.You can contact our Licensing Services department to confirm if an event has been licensed.
If you have any queries regarding payments for performances at promoted concerts, festivals or events please contact the Member Services department.
Complete the online form here: Event performance statement (Set lists)
This is a self reporting system for APRA members, based on sales rather than performance information, and details are provided for sales within New Zealand and Australia. Royalties from the ambient music details reported are paid annually in APRA’s November distributions.
Ambient Music Reporting Forms are due 31 August each year, for the previous 1 July-30 June year.
Download the Ambient Music Form here: Ambient Music Reporting Form. You have the option to email an electronic version, or print and post the form to us.
Cue sheets identify all the music within a film or TV programme, and need to be submitted to APRA. Generally the producer is responsible for completing cue sheets, however, composers can also submit cue sheets to APRA. Please note APRA requires both the cue sheet and title registrations (soundtrack and individual works), before royalties can be paid.
For further information regarding completing cue sheets, download the Cue Sheet Guide. Download here: Cue Sheet then print out, fill in and return to APRA.
Dramatic Context refers to theatrical performances where your music is used in a “dramatic context”. That is, in conjunction with acting, costumes, scenic accessories and scripted dialogue or other dramatic effects, or as a ballet.
If you would like to appoint APRA to administer the use of your works in Dramatic Context please fill out the Dramatic Context Agency Appointment Form (pdf) and return it to APRA.
For more information: Dramatic Context FAQ (pdf)
These forms due 31 July each year for the current APRA year of 1 July to 30 June.
This is an electronic form which you complete online. You need to submit a Jingle Reporting Form if you have written music for a jingle, that advertises a product or service, and has been broadcast on radio or television. These forms are required for each jingle, for each APRA year that it is broadcast in New Zealand and Australia.
If an existing work is used as a jingle, you still need to complete and return a jingle report form. For more information please read our Jingle Reporting Form Guide [pdf].
Complete the online form here: Jingle Reporting Form - Local
This form is to report jingles broadcast outside New Zealand and Australia. It is an electronic form that you complete on-line, with the details due as soon as possible after the broadcast. You need to submit a Jingle Reporting Form if you have written music for a jingle, which advertises a product or service, and has been broadcast on radio or television.
Complete the online form here: Jingle Reporting Form - Overseas
Music on Hold Reporting Forms are due 28 February each year, for the previous calendar year.
This form is used to report music specially commissioned for use on music on hold systems within New Zealand and/or Australia. The royalties will be paid in the first distribution following receipt of the relevant licence fee. This form is not required if you music is on an on hold system that is a radio station, this payment is through the radio distribution.
Download here: Music on Hold Reporting Form then print out, fill in and return to APRA.
APRA members can submit this form to claim royalties for recurrent performances that fall outside of APRA’s usual distribution analysis or self reporting systems. This form should be returned to APRA as soon as possible following the performance(s).
Members may make claims by submitting the Unlogged Performance Pool Form to APRA’s Manager – Member Services, and providing any appropriate supporting information. Depending on the type of performances, members may also be asked to submit verification of their claims and in some cases be asked to submit a Statutory Declaration setting out the basis of their claim. All claims will be reviewed by the Board Membership and Distribution Committee.
Download here: Unlogged Performance Pool Form
ASCAP is the largest American performing right society, and provides cash awards for writer members of affiliated societies. As an APRA member, you can make an application if your works have been performed live in America.
ASCAP do not automatically pay royalties for general live performances. To be able to receive a payment you need to make a claim via this awards system. Applications are made electronically via an on-line form.
Please check the form for more details. An independent committee will consider all the applications and the committee’s decision is final.
Complete the form online here: APRA Application Form for ASCAP International Awards
Applications are due by 31 October each year, for the ASCAP reporting year of 1st October to 30th September.
APRA undertakes a monitoring service of overseas broadcasts of films and TV series in which APRA members have an interest. Broadcast data is received from the UK based company Essential Television Statistics (ETS) and covers 143 channels in 20 countries throughout Europe and Asia. This information is further supplemented by our own monitoring of foreign television program guides. This information is then used to provide the relevant society in the country concerned with the appropriate cue-sheet data and to ultimately ensure complete and accurate royalty accountings on behalf of members.
If you are aware of any foreign television broadcasts of your works, please complete the online Overseas Broadcast Notification Form.
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