IMPEL (Independent Music Publishers’ E-Licensing) is a collective of independent music publishers that have appointed MCPS (the Mechanical Copyright-Protection Society) to license and administer the online mechanical rights in their Anglo-American repertoire on their behalf. IMPEL became a limited company in January 2015 and is owned by the MPA (Music Publishers’ Association).
IMPEL offers the benefits of collective rights management to independent publishers: the ability to combine their repertoire and offer it on a multi-territory basis to major digital music service providers through a single rights manager. Enjoy increased transparency, a single commission fee, faster transfer of payments and direct input on licensing terms.
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to be guided through the joining process. You can also download the Welcome Pack and How To Guides.
PRS for Music is a trading name for Performing Right Society Limited (PRS). As IMPEL’s online agent, MCPS employs PRS for Music to deliver first-class licensing expertise, processing power and back office administration through its partnership with ICE Services.
PRS is able to match the performing rights to the mechanical rights in the Anglo-American repertoire brought by IMPEL; this enables a ‘one-stop shop’ for the licensing of independent publishers’ repertoire across the world.
* PRS for Music also manages the Anglo-American mechanical digital rights of Carlin Music Corporations, peermusic and Imagem Music alongside the IMPEL rights.