APRA AMCOS represents some 87,000 songwriter and composer members and is trustee for funds collected on their behalf and distributed as royalty payments.
This 90 year old organisation takes its social and environmental responsibilities seriously, reducing its own landfill footprint by 20 tonnes in the last two years and supporting campaigns which reflect the values and principles of their members, clients, staff and industry.
We are delighted that APRA AMCOS has embraced fossil fuel divestment on behalf of all songwriters and composers in Australia. They have already moved 25% of the funds they hold in trust for their members to fossil free institutions, have written to the banks holding the remainder asking them to stop investing in fossil fuels, and are looking to do everything they can to support the campaign.
You can read correspondence between Green Music Australia and APRA AMCOS, including their letter of commitment, here. The press release announcing APRA’s divestment is here.