If I apply now, when will I become a member?

Your application should typically take between five and seven days to complete once we've received your documentation.

If you join PRS, your official membership start date will differ from the date your application is accepted. If you were accepted between the 1 January and the 30 June, your official start is 1 January. If however you join between the 1 July and the 31 December, your official start is 1 July.

If you join MCPS, your official start date is when your application is successfully processed.

You can earn royalties for uses of your registered works from your official start date onwards.