Number of songwriters, composers and musicians

Over 1,000,000 musical works have been registered in Australia’s song writing history

Both the number of members and the number of new works registered with APRA | AMCOS are growing each year. The number of Australian songwriters and composers registered as members has been growing at an average rate of 10 percent per year since 2005.

Over 80,000 new works were registered by Australian songwriters and composers during 2011 – up 20,000 on 2005 levels – an average growth rate of 4 percent per year. A further 14,000 were registered by publishers on behalf of Australian songwriters.

There are currently over 1,047,000 works registered by Australian songwriters in the APRA | AMCOS database.