Music industry body APRA AMCOS has today announced an agreement with Facebook that will see Australian, New Zealand and international songwriters, composers and publishers remunerated for the use of their music on the social media service, as well as Instagram, Oculus and Messenger. 

The deal with the social media giants licences the use of the millions of songs APRA represents in Australia and New Zealand, including the songs of its 95,000 members. 

"We are delighted to be working with Facebook to ensure the creative content of our members and affiliates that is used on the platform is fairly remunerated," APRA AMCOS Chief Executive, Dean Ormston, said.
 
"This is a landmark deal not just for songwriters, composers and music publishers, it also provides the Australian and New Zealand public with peace of mind that music rights holders will be compensated for the use of their works on Facebook."

Head of International Music Publishing Business Development, Anjali Southward, added, "We are excited to announce our partnership with APRA AMCOS. 

"Music is an incredible source of expression and connection. We look forward to developing innovative ways to use music-related features to help people connect with each other, their communities and their favourite artists."