PNG Based Song Writers to Share in Upcoming APRA Royalty Distribution Oala Moi

There has been positive development for PNG songwriters, APRA (the Australian Performing Right Association Ltd, Sydney; ) has recently identified PNG works (see list here) in its logging process and requires help in contacting the composers/songwriters/lyricists of the songs. Each work could be eligible to share in an upcoming APRA royalty distribution if the songs and their associated rights holders are registered with APRA (PNG does not have its own facility as yet – we are working on it. APRA is helping out in the transitional period).

I understand too that some artist/songwriters may be tied to their music publishers, for e.g. Chin H Meen artist/songwriters. Rest assured that APRA has sent the same list to CHM so consider this part of the effort to trace down the owners of the songs.
Please go through the list of songs and see if you can help us find the legitimate owners. Let them know and get them to contact APRA as soon as possible on:
Mathew Fackrel
Deputy Director, Corporate Services
16 Mountain St, Ultimo NSW 2007
Locked Bag 5000, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012

Ph+61 2 9935 7998
Fax +61 2 9935 7999

The idea is for the owners of the listed songs to contact APRA about becoming a member (which is free), or registering these songs if you are already a member. You can even join on-line over the internet from the APRA website at

Oala Moi, Port Moresby, National Capital District


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