IMPEL logoWhat is IMPEL?

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).

Why choose IMPEL?

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.

How do I join?

Get in touch at impel@prsformusic.com to be guided through the joining process. You can also download the Welcome Pack and How To Guides.

What is IMPEL’s relationship with PRS For Music?

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.

Which publishers’ repertoire is already included in IMPEL?

  • ABKCO Music Inc
  • Ameritz Music Ltd
  • Beggars Music Limited
  • Bucks Music Corporation
  • Carlin Music Corporations*
  • Carthage Music Limited
  • Conexion Music Limited
  • Cooking Vinyl Publishing Limited
  • Defensive Music Ltd
  • Downtown Music Publishing
  • Faber Music Limited
  • Fairwood Music (UK) Limited
  • Fintage Music Group
  • Gear Publishing Company
  • Hornall Brothers Music Limited
  • Imagem Music*
  • Kassner Associated Publishers
  • Manners McDade Music Publishing
  • Memory Lane Music Limited
  • Minds on Fire
  • Moncur Street Music
  • Mute Song Limited
  • Nettwerk One Music Limited
  • New Songs Administration Limited
  • Oyez! UK
  • Paul Rodriguez Music
  • Peer Group*
  • Phoenix Music International
  • Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd
  • Proof Songs Limited
  • Raleigh Music Publishing
  • Red Ink Music Limited
  • Reservoir Media Management
  • Reverb Music Limited
  • RZO Music Ltd
  • S2K Music Ltd
  • Sentric
  • Shapiro Bernstein & Co Ltd
  • Some Velvet Morning
  • Songs Music Publishing
  • Spirit Music Publishing
  • The Music Sales Group
  • Truelove Music
  • Warp Music Limited
  • Westbury Music Limited
  • Wixen Music UK Limited
  • Wonderlous LLC

* PRS for Music also manages the Anglo-American mechanical digital rights of Carlin Music Corporations, peermusic and Imagem Music alongside the IMPEL rights.  


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