PRS pay royalties through four main distributions each year: in April, July, October and December. MCPS pay royalties each month. For overseas royalties, these dates may differ.
Where royalties come from
We collect money from many different sources, which we then pay as royalties.
PRS performance royalties
- Cinema royalties
- DJ royalties
- Live performance royalties
- Music played in public royalties
- Online royalties
- Overseas royalties
- Radio royalties
- Theatre royalties
- TV royalties
MCPS mechanical royalties
Reporting live performances
If you're a member, you can tell us about your live performances in the UK and overseas, using our live reporting service.
Claim music usage
We work closely with our network of international societies to capture information on the use of your music outside of the UK. However, it can help if you tell us about any uses of your music overseas, and can mean you'll be paid sooner.
Royalty payments and statements
See what to expect when we distribute royalties, how to check your statement and when you’re likely to be paid, depending on how your work is used.
Missing royalty payments
You could be missing royalty payments in your distribution if your work hasn’t been fully registered. Check our unpaid royalty lists before updating your work in our database.
Royalties for TV and film
Expecting a royalty payment for work that's been used in a film or TV programme? Check our cue sheets to see if it's included or when you're likely to be paid.