MCPS has announced new 2015 production music rates

TV production companies to get better value for music rights

MCPS has announced new production music rates for independent television production company licences that will apply to productions delivered on or after 2 January 2015. 

The new rates have been developed through discussions between Pact, the television production community, MCPS and its service provider, PRS for Music


As part of our overhaul of music licensing, we have recognised that our licences need to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of the television production marketplace. We have been working closely with our partners, such as Pact, to develop new rates which meet the industry’s requirement for simple licences offering multiple rights. Our mantra going forward is ‘more rights, in more repertoire, more easily’.  This is our first step towards ensuring our goal becomes a reality.

Jane Dyball, Chief Executive of MCPS

The new rates offer fixed price series deals and competitive annual deals covering all media, worldwide rights whilst providing the widest choice of high quality production music.


MCPS and PRS for Music, much like Pact, are seeking to create a sustainable model that rewards creative work and the value of copyright so we are fully supportive of this new cost effective approach. We are keen to see the unique relationship between our two industries develop and build in the coming years.

John McVay, Chief Executive of Pact

New Rate Card

Licence category

(all media)
Single cue £70
Single track £150
Single production £550
Single series (up to 8 productions) £2,000
Annual deal - single IPC From £5,000
Annual deal - group IPC
By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4101

Through its service agreement with PRS for Music,  MCPS administers the rights for over 200 production music publishers with a total of 860,000 high quality tracks written by professional songwriters and composers and spanning all genres of music designed to complement TV productions.

IPC TV licence application forms and a full list of library publisher members and their music catalogues can be found on the production music page.


Licence enquiries contact:

IPC TV production music team
+44 (0)20 3741 4101

Press enquiries contact:

Olivia Chapman, Media Relations Manager
+44 (0)20 3741 4229

Pact enquiries:

Amber Vassiliou, Communications Manager
+44 (0)20 7380 8230

About PRS for Music

Here for music since 1914, PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 175,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers. Redefining the global standard for music royalties, PRS for Music ensures songwriters and composers are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. 

For 110 years it has grown and protected the rights of the music creator community, paying out royalties with more accuracy, transparency and speed. In 2023, PRS for Music paid out £943.6m in royalties and collected a record £1.08 billion in revenues.

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