Become a member

Become a part of us

We are glad about your inter­est to join AKM and aus­tro mechana.

Admission requirements for authors & composers

At least one of your works has already been used with­in the past year or in the cur­rent year in one of the fol­low­ing ways:

  • pub­lic per­for­mance or
  • broad­cast on radio or TV or
  • online (inter­net, mobile phone net­works) or
  • dis­tri­b­u­tion via phys­i­cal sound car­ri­ers (CD, etc) already avail­able in the market

Your application

Fill in the online appli­ca­tion form

An Eng­lish trans­la­tion of the appli­ca­tion form as well as use­ful tips can be found here.

After check­ing the admis­sion require­ments, AKM sends a link with the online admis­sion form to your e‑mail address. Upon receipt of the signed admis­sion form AKM and/or aus­tro mechana noti­fies you in writ­ing about your admission.

Cost/ one time membership fee

AKM:
€ 78,- (incl. 20% VAT)

aus­tro mechana:
€ 55,- (incl. 20% VAT)

A reduced mem­ber­ship fee of € 12 (incl. 20% VAT) per soci­ety is applic­a­ble for pupils, appren­tices and stu­dents up to the age of 27.

Nei­ther AKM nor aus­tro mechana charge any oth­er mem­ber­ship fees.

Admission requirements for music publishers

In order to become a mem­ber of AKM and/or aus­tro mechana we need the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments from music pub­lish­ing houses:

1) Com­pa­ny relat­ed documents:

Sole pro­pri­etor­ship:
trade license or extract from the trade reg­is­ter for the trade “music publisher”

Sole pro­pri­etor­ship entered in the com­pa­ny reg­is­ter (e.U.), GesmbH, OG, KG, and others:
addi­tion­al­ly a cur­rent excerpt from the com­pa­nies reg­istry as well as a notice from the trade author­i­ty about the appoint­ment of a pro­fes­sion­al representative.

In case of a for­eign com­pa­ny, sim­i­lar for­eign cer­tifi­cates are required to prove the oper­a­tion of a music pub­lish­ing house as well as autho­rised signatories.

2.) Usage ori­ent­ed documents

We need proof of the usage of a work pub­lished by your com­pa­ny with­in the last year or the cur­rent year :

  • in a pub­lic per­for­mance or
  • broad­cast on radio or TV or
  • online (inter­net, mobile phone net­works) or
  • dis­tri­b­u­tion via phys­i­cal sound car­ri­ers (CD, etc) already avail­able in the market

Doc­u­ments can be pro­vid­ed via e‑mail or mail.

The process

After check­ing the admis­sion require­ments, AKM mails the admis­sion forms for AKM and aus­tro mechana to your address. Upon receipt of the signed admis­sion form AKM and/or aus­tro mechana noti­fies you in writ­ing about your admission.

Membership fee

AKM:
€ 130,- (excl. 20% VAT)

aus­tro mechana:
€ 55,- (incl. 20% VAT)

Nei­ther AKM nor aus­tro mechana charge any oth­er mem­ber­ship fees.

In case of ques­tions do not hes­i­tate to con­tact our mem­ber­ship depart­ment.