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THE STORY OF A SONG INSPIRATION The spark of an idea becomes an original piece of music WRITING THE SONG The moment a piece of music is written or recorded, it’s automatically copyright in NZ JOINING APRA AMCOS To become members, songwriters register their original songs online and join for free 1 7 2 6 3 5 4 PAYDAY Royalties are paid back to songwriters, giving them the financial support to be inspired all over again CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE APRA AMCOS keeps track of music use so songwriters are paid fairly PRESS PLAY Once music is purchased or played in public, songwriters earn royalties. Songs can be performed live, downloaded, streamed or broadcast on radio or television BUSINESSES GET LICENSED Businesses purchase OneMusic or APRA AMCOS licences so that their staff, customers and business can reap the benefits of listening to music ENQUIRIES: 0800 69 2772 10 • NZ MUSIC COMMISSION MAY BOOK 2020 EMAIL: NZ@APRA .CO.NZ WWW.APRA AMCOS.CO.NZ