MCPS is owned by the Music Publishers Association (MPA). The MCPS Board consists of 9 directors as follows:
- 6 publisher directors, comprising 3 major publishers and 3 independent publishers, nominated by the members of the MPA and elected by the MPA Board;
- 1 writer director who must be a member of MCPS and a Full Writer Member of PRS and will be nominated by BASCA;
- 1 external director; and
- 1 executive director of MCPS.
In addition the Chairman of the MPA shall have observer status on the MCPS Board.