Join as a publisher

The right membership for you 

If you have at least 15 works in your catalogue, and you can provide evidence of your status as a publisher, you can earn royalties through your performing and mechanical rights. You don’t need to join if you are a representing a record label. 

When to join MCPS

The Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) collects royalties for members when their music is reproduced, copied or downloaded. You can join MCPS as a publisher if the music in your catalogue has been:

  • commercially released by a record company
  • recorded and used by a radio or TV programme
  • recorded and used for an audio-visual or multimedia production
  • used online

When to join PRS

The Performing Right Society (PRS) collects royalties for members when their music is publicly performed. You can join PRS as a publisher if the music in your catalogue is: 

  • broadcast on radio or TV
  • used online
  • performed live