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Governance

How we’re governed

Our governance sets out our rules, practices and decision-making processes that determine how your Society is directed, controlled and who has accountability for them.

PRS' governance structure 

Governance structure 2020 onwards

PRS for Music is the brand name used by the Performing Right Society Limited (PRS) and its operating company PRS for Music Limited. 

PRS for Music Ltd also provides services to the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) under a service level agreement. PRS and MCPS are separate companies, each with their own Board of directors: the Members’ Council (previously known as the PRS Board) of PRS and the MCPS Board of MCPS.

PRS for Music Ltd has a separate board of directors  (the Board) which sets strategy and supervises the operations of PRS for Music. The Board consists of writer and publisher directors that are drawn from the Council, as well as external directors and our CEO.

The Members’ Council and the Board are supported by six committees, who meet regularly to discuss and review key business areas including audit, senior appointments, remuneration, licensing, distributions and conflicts. The committees include members from the Board and the Members’ Council.

A team of senior executives, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), is responsible for the day-to-day management of PRS and PRS for Music Limited, led by our CEO, Andrea C. Martin.

Constitutional documents

The PRS constitution comprises two governance documents: 

PRS for Music Ltd is governed by separate Articles of Association.

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