What you need to join MCPS

The Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) collects royalties for members when their music is reproduced. 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

One-off membership fee

This is £400, inclusive of VAT, and should be paid by cheque, made payable to MCPS Ltd.

Documents needed to support your application

You will need documentation that confirms the reproduction of your works and details of the bank account where your royalties will be paid. See the table below. 

Sole traders will need a high-quality photocopy of your birth certificate and passport or driving licence.

Partnerships will need a photocopy of your partnership agreement, plus a high-quality photocopy of each partner’s birth certificate and passport or driving licence. 

Limited companies will need a high-quality photocopy of your Certificate of Incorporation, plus a copy of your Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Evidence of published work 

Work referred to in your application

Documents we accept to confirm mechanical usage

Commercially released by a record company

this cannot be a record company that you own
1. Reproduction of the artwork for the recording, clearly indicating that you have a writer or publisher credit.

2. Letter from the record company on their headed paper, confirming that they have released a recording that features your music.
 

Recording used by a radio or TV programme

Music cue sheet for the production, clearly detailing inclusion of your music.

Recording used in an audio-visual or multimedia production Letter from the production company on their headed paper, confirming inclusion of your music in the production.

Used online

Music cue sheet for the production, clearly detailing inclusion of your music.

Terms and conditions

Please read the following documents before applying.