Do you write your own songs or music, or co-write with others? Is your music being performed? If so, join PRS for Music and you could start earning money from your work. You don’t need to be signed to a record label or music publisher to join us.
PRS for Music is the home of PRS and MCPS. We represent the rights of over 118,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members, and help ensure they are rewarded when their music is played or performed.
You can become a member of PRS or MCPS, or both.
You should join PRS if the music you have written is:
You should join MCPS if the music you have written is:
You don’t need to join if you:
You don’t need to join MCPS if you’re a published songwriter or composer and your publisher is already a member. In this case, your publisher will collect MCPS royalties on your behalf and pass them on to you. Please check this with your publisher.
If you’ve completed an application, please don’t continue with this process or you will be charged again.
If you haven’t received an email confirming your application is being processed within 14 days of mailing please call us on 020 3741 4805.
Under Article 4 of PRS' Articles of Association PRS' members comprise:
Writers, publishers and proprietors of copyright musical works.
Where a member is deceased, this term also refers to any successor including; any spouse, child, next of kin, beneficiary, personal representative, trustee, publisher or proprietor (PRS refers to such persons as 'successors' or 'successor members').
In order to qualify for membership, applicants must be able to prove:
Please read these important documents before applying to join PRS, which set out your rights as a member and our admin fees