Societies

We have representation agreements with societies covering over 100 countries around the world. We are dedicated to ensuring our members’ music is represented fairly and they are rewarded when it is performed internationally.

We work collaboratively with our partner societies to improve standards and systems to continually advance the international rights management network.

Brazil

PRS members' royalties are licensed and collected in Brazil by local collecting society SBAT.

Russia

PRS and MCPS members' royalties are licensed and collected in Russia by local collecting society RUR.

United States (USA)

PRS members' royalties are licensed and collected in the USA by three local societies: ASCAP, which was founded in 1914 and now has 420,000 members; BMI, which was founded by broadcasters in 1939 and now has half a million members; SESAC, which was originally founded in 1930 to represent European writers in the USA. MCPS members' royalties arelicensed and collected by HFA. We also have agreements with a few smaller bodies.