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MCPS FAQs 

Note: The below questions relate to the transition from PRS and MCPS-PRS Alliance to PRS for Music and The Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS).

  1. Have our policies changed?
  2. Does MCPS still exist or is it a department of PRS for Music?
  3. Has PRS for Music taken over MCPS?
  4. Have bank details changed?
  5. Have contracts, licensee agreements or member agreements been affected?

1. Have our policies changed?

There was no change to any company policies in terms of rights for members or licensees or to the rights for either mechanical usage or performing usage.  The change was simply one of brand identity to make it stronger, and did not affect the company structure in any way.

2. Does MCPS still exist or is it a department of PRS for Music?

Yes, the MCPS still exists as a legal entity and as a brand for physical products’ mechanical rights.

3. Has PRS for Music taken over MCPS?

No, brand is ‘PRS for Music’: This has replaced ‘PRS’ and ‘MCPS-PRS-Alliance’.  The MCPS brand still exists for an interim period.  All operational and commercial activity for ‘mechanical’ rights will continue unaffected.  The ‘Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society’ legal entity will remain, as will the ‘Performing Right Society’.

4. Have bank details changed?

Customers did not need to change any bank details.

5. Have contracts, licensee agreements or member agreements been affected?

No, the legal entity remained, which means that all contracts, licensee agreements or member agreements entered under ‘Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society’, ‘Performing Right Society’, or ‘MCPS-PRS Alliance’ have remained and were unaffected.


 
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