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What happens to a members royalties when they die?

When a member of PRS dies, we will continue to collect their royalties for up to seven years. If an official successor is appointed within this period we will continue to collect royalties for the duration of that successor membership or, if shorter, the life of copyright.

This does not apply to MCPS - when a member of MCPS dies, we will no longer be able to collect their royalties until a successor member is appointed, after which we will continue to collect royalties for the duration of that successor membership or, if shorter, the life of copyright. Royalty payments will be put on hold until we have established who these should be paid to.

If you'd like us to guide you through the successor membership details, our Membership Team are available to help between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please use the following details to get in touch:

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