Q. Will our policies change?
We have no plans to change any company policies in terms of rights for members or licensees. There will be no change to rights for either mechanical usage or performing usage. To be absolutely clear, we are simply changing the brand identity to make it stronger, we are not changing the company structure in any way.
Q. Does MCPS still exist or is it a department of PRS?
Yes, the MCPS still exists as a legal entity and as a brand for physical products’ mechanical rights.
Q. Has PRS taken over MCPS?
No, the new brand is ‘PRS for Music’: This has replaced ‘PRS’ and ‘MCPS-PRS-Alliance’. The MCPS brand still exists for an interim period. All operational and commercial activity for ‘mechanical’ rights will continue unaffected. The ‘Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society’ legal entity will remain, as will the ‘Performing Right Society’.
Q. Will bank details change?
Customers will not need to change any bank details.
Q. Will contracts, licensee agreements or member agreements be affected?
No, the legal entity remains, which means that all contracts, licensee agreements or member agreements entered under ‘Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society’, ‘Performing Right Society’, or ‘MCPS-PRS Alliance’ will remain unaffected.