APRA AMCOS and global music rights management firm Downtown Music Publishing have signed a Pan-Asian agreement which encompasses digital and online rights licensing and administration.

Under the new agreement, APRA AMCOS will represent Downtown’s catalogue, as well as copyrights managed through its global technology platform, Songtrust, on a multi-territory basis throughout Asia in licensing its repertoire to key multi-territory international and regional mobile and online digital music and media services, such as Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Tencent, Yonder, and KKBox.

Downtown is the sixth global publisher to work with APRA AMCOS on its Pan-Asian digital licensing and administration since the initiative was launched in July 2013, joining the likes of Universal Music Publishing, Peermusic, Imagem, Hillsong Music and ORiGiN.


“We are truly excited to be partnering with Downtown in our rapidly expanding Asian business,” said Brett Cottle, APRA AMCOS Chief Executive

Downtown’s songwriting roster runs the breadth of the music spectrum, from iconic legends such as John Lennon to current superstar hit makers like One Direction. The company’s Songtrust platform is used by over 100,000 songwriters to collect music publishing royalties worldwide.