The Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) is owned by the Music Publishers Association (MPA). The MCPS Board consists of nine directors as follows:
- six publisher directors, comprising three major publishers and three independent publishers, nominated by the members of the MPA and elected by the MPA Board
- one writer director who must be a member of MCPS, a full writer member of PRS, and who is nominated by The Ivors Academy
- one external director
- one executive director of MCPS.
In addition, the Chairman of the MPA will have observer status on the MCPS Board.