14 January 2015
TV production companies to get better value for music rights
MCPS has announced new production music rates for independent television production company licences that will apply to productions delivered on or after 2 January 2015.
The new rates have been developed through discussions between Pact, the television production community, MCPS and its service provider, PRS for Music.
Jane Dyball, Chief Executive of MCPS said: “As part of our overhaul of music licensing, we have recognised that our licences need to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of the television production marketplace. We have been working closely with our partners, such as Pact, to develop new rates which meet the industry’s requirement for simple licences offering multiple rights. Our mantra going forward is ‘more rights, in more repertoire, more easily’. This is our first step towards ensuring our goal becomes a reality.”
The new rates offer fixed price series deals and competitive annual deals covering all media, worldwide rights whilst providing the widest choice of high quality production music.
John McVay, Chief Executive of Pact, said: “MCPS and PRS for Music, much like Pact, are seeking to create a sustainable model that rewards creative work and the value of copyright so we are fully supportive of this new cost effective approach. We are keen to see the unique relationship between our two industries develop and build in the coming years.”
New rate card
|Single series (up to 8 productions)
|Annual deal - single IPC
|Annual deal - group IPC
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4101
Through its service agreement with PRS for Music, MCPS administers the rights for over 200 production music publishers with a total of 860,000 high quality tracks written by professional songwriters and composers and spanning all genres of music designed to complement TV productions.
IPC TV licence application forms and a full list of library publisher members and their music catalogues can be found at prsformusic.com/pm.
Licence enquiries contact:
IPC TV production music team
+44 (0)20 3741 4101
Press enquiries contact:
Olivia Chapman, Media Relations Manager
+44 (0)20 3741 4229
Amber Vassiliou, Communications Manager
+44 (0)20 7380 8230
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced; championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.
PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth £3.8bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £630.8m in 2011 PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With 150 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music’s network represents over 2 million music creators.