It’s that time of year again songwriters and musicians, your APRA Performance Reports are due on July 31. If you’re wondering what that means, we’ve got you covered right here.

Essentially, your Performance Reports are the key to kickstarting your musical circle of life. Without them, there is no such cycle. Now you may also be wondering what the term ‘Circle of Music Life’ means, but fear not. Jeremy Neale, songwriter, singer, musician, and APRA AMCOS’ newest ambassador, has covered it all in one quote.

“Performance Reports can be exchanged for money. Money can be exchanged for goods. Goods can help you feel great. When you feel great, you have the energy to write more songs. These songs can then be performed. The Circle of Music Life.”

Seems easy enough right? You trade one thing for another and keep on doing so in an endless cycle of reward reaping. This way, hard work never goes to waste.

APRA Performance Reports are due annually on July 31, and encompass all of the gigs you’ve played over the last 12 months. Then, the powers that be pay you your hard-earned royalties in November.

However, let’s break down these simple steps in the Circle of Music Life, to uncover just how important and beneficial it really is.

Step 1: Performance Reports for money