It’s official: the trade associations representing songwriters, composers and music publishers, record labels and commercial radio have joined forces to enforce compliance of music quotas.

APRA AMCOS, ARIA and CRA are working “collaboratively and constructively” on the issue, with APRA AMCOS’ incoming CEO Dean Ormston leading the charge.

The three associations are committed to obtaining and reviewing the data relevant to the quotas, according to a joint statement.

There’s a growing perception within the music industry that the rules are being sidestepped

The issue came to a head at last year’s Bigsound conference in Brisbane, where data presented (and seen by TIO) at the invite-only independent music summit Air-Con revealed that leading broadcasters were consistently failing to hit their mandated content targets.

Commercial radio stations are typically required to play a minimum of 25% Australian content during the hours 6am-midnight, seven days a week, as outlined in the Commercial Radio Code of Practice.