Our International Department continues to do great work in the Asia Pacific, positioning APRA AMCOS as a regional leader in performing and mechanical rights collection. They have also improved their monitoring and revenue tracking in Europe and North America - our two major trading partners.
Scot Morris, our Director of International and Chair of CISAC’s Asia Pacific Committee, has travelled to Brussels, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Tokyo, Vanuatu and the Philippines over the past year. This involved meeting with societies, governments, rights owners and users such as broadcasters and digital service providers (DSPs), as well as leading workshops and seminars on copyright.
Key highlights include hosting a visit by the CEO and Head of International of UK music collecting society, PRS for Music, to discuss current international issues and trends in music licensing and collective management.
The International Department also hosted a week-long training visit to APRA by twenty-two senior managers from the Korean music collecting society, KOMCA.