What is my official start date of membership?

Your PRS membership will begin on either the 1 January or 1 July, whichever is the closest date before your application was submitted. For example, if you applied in September, your start date will be 1 July. If you applied in June, your start date will be 1 January. 

If you've joined the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS), your membership starts on the date that your application was accepted.

You can claim royalties for any performances or music usage from your start date onwards. Unfortunately, we are legally unable to collect money on your behalf from before your official start date.