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Join MCPS as a writer 

Join MCPS - earn mechanical royalties

Songwriters and composers can join MCPS to earn royalties when your songs or music are reproduced, such as for CDs and digital downloads.

Should I join MCPS?

You can join MCPS if you have a song/music that has been:

  • Commercially released by a record company (not a record company that you own), or
  • Recorded into a radio or TV programme, or
  • Recorded in an audio-visual or multimedia production, or
  • Used online.

Please note: this song/music must NOT have been entered into an agreement with a music publisher. This is because the publisher will very likely be collecting mechanical royalties for the work already. Remember that membership does not guarantee you will receive any royalties. 

Before you apply to join MCPS

Please have the following items to refer to while completing your application: 

  • Documentation confirming the mechanical usage of one of your pieces of music
  • ID – A photocopy of your birth certificate, passport or driving licence
  • Bank account details (including account number and sort code) where royalties should be deposited
  • A printer.
The piece of music referred to in your MCPS membership application has been: Evidence needed
Commercially released by a record company
(not a record company that you own)
  • a photocopy of the sleeve/artwork for the recording clearly indicating that you have a writer or publisher credit (as appropriate)
  • a letter from the record company (on their headed paper) confirming they have released a recording featuring your music
Recorded into a radio or TV programme a music cue sheet for the production clearly detailing inclusion of your music
Recorded in an audio-visual or multimedia production a letter from the production company (on their headed paper) confirming inclusion of your music in the production
Used online a music cue sheet for the production clearly detailing inclusion of your music

Membership fees

The MCPS writer joining fee is £100 inclusive of VAT (cheque payable to MCPS Ltd).

Apply to join

Please make sure you print out and make copies of your completed application form and all the relevant documentation and post them, along with a cheque made payable to MCPS Ltd for £100, to us at the below address:

PRS for Music
41 Streatham High Road
London
SW16 1ER

Please also refer to the MCPS Membership Agreement (MA2) and MCPS Mandates and Exclusions plus our privacy policy here.

Download the application form here


 
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