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MCPS commission rates 

The tables below illustrate all of MCPS's various licensing schemes, further summarising the information from the Licensing Scheme Summaries.  The detail for each scheme in these tables includes the following information:

 

Product Licensing - Audio Products

Scheme Code

Source

Commission Rate

Payment of royalties

AP.1

Records for retail to public

7.325%

Within 7 working days of receipt of cleared funds

AP.2

Records for retail to public

15.00%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

AP.2A

Records for retail to public

7.50%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

AP.3

Records for retail to public

12.5%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

AP.4

Audio-only promotional product

12.5%

Varies

AP.5

Imports

12.5%

Varies

AP.7

Audio Products supplied with magazines

15.00%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

AP.7A

Audio Products supplied with greetings cards

15.00%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

DVD1

DVD-video Music products

9.33%

Within 7 days of receipt of cleared funds

EC.1/ECL

Records for retail to public (European Central Licensing)

See below

See below

EC.1/ECL

Sony BMG

4.52%

Within 7 working days of receipt of cleared funds

EC.1/ECL

Warner

4.75%

Within 7 working days of receipt of cleared funds

EC.1/ECL

Universal UK - SACEM Processing

3.83%

Within 7 working days of receipt of cleared funds

Product Licensing - Video Products
(NB: Repertoire = Commercial Music Only for all Video Products)

Scheme Code

Source

Commission Rate

Payment of royalties

AVP

Non-music product DVDs, exclusive mandate

7.00%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

AVP Non-music product DVDs with exclusions 7.00%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

BBC DTO Non-music product DVDs exclusive mandate 10.00%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

KAR.1

Karaoke Products

20.00%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

 
Broadcasting Blanket Licensing - Television

Scheme Code

Source

Commission Rate

Payment of royalties

BT.1 & BTS.1

Blanket Agreement with the ITVA

15.40%

In April, July, October and December following contract year to which fees and data relate 

BT.2 & BTS.2

Television Blanket Agreement with the BBC

13.75%

In April, July, October and December following contract year to which fees and data relate 

BT.3 & BTS.3

Blanket Agreements with Channel Four Television

17.60%

In April, July, October and December following contract year to which fees and data relate 

BT.10

Blanket Agreement with other Satellite & Cable television channels

17.6%

Within eight months of end of contract year to which fees and data relate or, in the case of interim licences, to be determined

BT.12

Blanket Agreement with Independent Production Companies for Primary exploitation

17.60%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

BTS.12

Blanket Agreement with Independent Production Companies for Secondary exploitation

17.60%

Within eight months of end of contract year to which fees and data relate

Broadcasting Blanket Licensing - Radio

Scheme Code

Source

Commission Rate

Payment of royalties

BR.2

Independent radio programming (CRCA members)

13.75%

To be determined on conclusion of final agreement

BR.1

BBC Radio

13.75%

Within eight months of end of contract year to which fees and data relate

BR.3

Independent radio commercials Repertoire: Library Music only)

16.50%

Within eight months of end of contract year to which fees and data relate

BR.4

Independent radio programming (Non-CRCA members)

20.00%

Within eight months of end of contract year to which fees and data relate

BR.5

Supply of radio programming

20.00%

Within eight months of end of contract year to which fees and data relate

Other Licensing

Scheme Code

Source

Commission Rate

Payment of royalties

SG.3

Premium records

12.50%

In month following month in which royalties and data received

SG.4

Public exhibitions

20.00%

Within six months of end of contract year to which fees and data relate

SG.6

Specialist Music Products

20.00%

Varies

SG.8

Agency Agreements

20.00%

Varies

JOL

Digital Downloads of Audio Files

10.00%

Varies

ON.3

Mobile Phone Ringtones

10.00%

Varies

LR.1

Production Music (Repertoire: Library Music Only)

9.5% & 12.5%

In month following month in which royalties and data received. TV & Radio – 12.5%, rest – 9.5%

BG.9

The Educational Recording Agency

17.60%

Varies

OS05 

International Representation Agreements

3.6% / 20%

Within three months of end of calendar quarter in which monies and statements received

IR.1

Republic of Ireland

Varies

Varies

LM

Limited Availability Products

12.50%

Annual pro rata

ProDub Professional DJs 12.50% Annual pro rata
MSB2B Music services businesses to business 12.50% Quarterly. In month following month in which royalties and data received.

Audits

Scheme Code

Source

Commission Rate

Payment of royalties

AUD.1

MCPS Audits

10.00%

Varies

 
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