How do I register a work?

If you're a writer or publisher

Use our Register/Amend works tool. This can be found on your homepage after you've logged in. Or on the Works landing page, which you can get to via Works in the top-bar navigation. 

If you are a published writer, please check with your publisher before registering any works. They may have already done it for you. 

What you'll need:

  • A work title
  • Any alternative titles, if applicable
  • The work duration
How to register a work
How to register an unpublished work

We'll also need:

  • The instrumentation
  • A short description of the work, for example a song, arrangement, instrumental, concerto

We'll also need:

  • The name
  • The advertising agency, if known
  • The script title, if known
  • The campaign description, if known
  • The clock no / consignment note reference, if known

We'll also need:

  • The sample source
  • A short description of the work
  • The instrumentation, for example a song, arrangement, instrumental, concerto

Registering your share

You'll then need to add any co-writers, select your role and register your PRS and MCPS share, if applicable.

Please make sure your performance share is at least 50 percent unless you have co-writers. You only need to enter a mechanical share if you're a member of MCPS. 

Telling us about known usage

If you know the work has been used we'll ask for some details to help us get you the royalties you've already earned. 

At this point we'd also like you to select which of our affiliate US societies you'd like to collect royalties on your behalf stateside. If you have no preference, it will default to ASCAP.

We'd like to know:

  • The record company/label name
  • The product title
  • The catalogue number
  • The artist name(s)
  • Release date

We'd like to know:

  • For broadcasts: the TV/radio programme, station, broadcast date and broadcast time
  • For live performances: the venue name, address and date
  • For overseas performances: the above but with the relevant territory

If you work for a society

To register your members' works you'll need to raise a query and supply us with the necessary information. Please send us either:

  • fiches
  • work titles and ISWC codes

We'll then register the works on our database. 

To do this you'll need to log in before getting in touch.