AMPAL represents Australian
& New Zealand music publishers

The Australasian Music Publishers Association (AMPAL) works on behalf of its members to promote a better understanding of the value of music, both culturally and economically.

Our publisher members invest in songwriters across all genres of music. They nurture talent, promote the works of their writers and find avenues for their work to be heard. They are a vital part of an industry that contributes to the cultural and economic future of Australia and New Zealand.

AMPAL is the voice of Australian and New Zealand music publishers in a rapidly evolving legislative and commercial landscape. Through the support we provide, we aim to ensure that the crucial services, experience, and knowledge of publishers can continue to aid the careers of songwriters of all genres.  

Matthew Capper, AMPAL Chair

Please note: AMPAL does not hold nor grant licenses for the use of any music rights. All enquiries for mechanical reproduction rights  in Australia and New Zealand should be directed to APRA/AMCOS. For all other countries, including the USA, please contact your local mechanical reproduction society.

AMPAL members  represent the vast majority of economically significant musical works in   Australia and New Zealand.

Read the latest news and events at AMPAL. You can also find out about music publishing and music rights at our FAQ blog.

AMPAL can help you understand Music Publishing and Music Rights. We provide assistance to members with informative events.

who are we

AMPAL is a trade association with more than 50 music publisher members (see “Members List") in Australia and New Zealand. Between them, our members represent over 90% of the economic value of the music publishing sector.

Originally formed in 1956 by seven Australian music publishers, we were established at a time of change for the industry. Television was becoming a second major user of music for broadcast purposes, and Australian music was being exported, particularly to the UK, for the first time. Read more ...