Who administers my online royalties?

ABKCO

Facebook

Licensing

 If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by ABKCO, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with Facebook.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by ABKCO, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with iTunes.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because ABKCO has appointed MINT to license its mechanical rights to iTunes with effect from 1 July 2018. It is therefore MINT’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with iTunes for these rights.

Administration

MINT administers the mechanical rights. ICE collects and processes the performing royalties before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by ABKCO, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with SoundCloud.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by ABKCO, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with Spotify.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because ABKCO has appointed MINT to license its mechanical rights to Spotify with effect from 1 July 2018. It is therefore MINT’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with Spotify for these rights.

Administration

MINT administers the mechanical rights. ICE collects and processes the performing royalties before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by ABKCO, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with YouTube.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

BMG Rights Management Group

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by BMG, the mechanical rights (and performing rights as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deals with Facebook.

This is because BMG has reorganised these rights and arranges its multi-territory online licensing deals via ARESA. It is therefore ARESA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deals directly with Facebook.

Administration

ARESA administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the Facebook collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by BMG, the mechanical rights (and performing rights as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deals with iTunes.

This is because BMG has reorganised these rights and arranges its multi-territory online licensing deals via ARESA. It is therefore ARESA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deals directly with iTunes.

Administration

ARESA administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the iTunes collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by BMG, the mechanical rights (and performing rights as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deals with SoundCloud.

This is because BMG has reorganised these rights and arranges its multi-territory online licensing deals via ARESA. It is therefore ARESA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deals directly with SoundCloud.

Administration

ARESA administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the SoundCloud collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by BMG, the mechanical rights (and performing rights as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deals with Spotify.

This is because BMG has reorganised these rights and arranges its multi-territory online licensing deals via ARESA. It is therefore ARESA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deals directly with Spotify.

Administration

ARESA administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the Spotify collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by BMG, the mechanical rights (and performing rights as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deals with YouTube. 

This is because BMG has reorganised these rights and arranges its multi-territory online licensing deals via ARESA. It is therefore ARESA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deals directly with YouTube.

Administration

ARESA administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the YouTube collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

Concord Music, Downtown Music Publishing, peermusic

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Concord, Downtown or peermusic, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to Facebook on a multi-territory basis by ICE. 

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage and passes details of the mechanical royalties and the publisher share of performing royalties directly to your publisher. ICE passes details of the writer share of performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Concord, Downtown or peermusic, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to iTunes on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage and passes details of the mechanical royalties and the publisher share of performing royalties directly to your publisher. ICE passes details of the writer share of performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Concord, Downtown or peermusic, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to SoundCloud on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage and passes details of the mechanical royalties and the publisher share of performing royalties directly to your publisher. ICE passes details of the writer share of performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Concord, Downtown or peermusic, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to Spotify on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage and passes details of the mechanical royalties and the publisher share of performing royalties directly to your publisher. ICE passes details of the writer share of performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Concord, Downtown or peermusic, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to YouTube on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage and passes details of the mechanical royalties and the publisher share of performing royalties directly to your publisher. ICE passes details of the writer share of performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

IMPEL

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by an IMPEL LTD publisher, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with Facebook.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by an IMPEL LTD publisher, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with iTunes.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because all IMPEL Ltd publishers have appointed SACEM to license their mechanical rights to iTunes with effect from 1 July 2018. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with iTunes for these rights. 

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights. For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can distribute the writers’ share of the royalties to you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by an IMPEL LTD publisher, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with SoundCloud.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by an IMPEL LTD publisher, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with Spotify.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because all IMPEL Ltd publishers have appointed SACEM to license their mechanical rights to Spotify with effect from 1 July 2018. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with Spotify for these rights.

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights. For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can distribute the writers’ share of the royalties to you. 

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by an IMPEL LTD publisher, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with YouTube.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Kobalt

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Kobalt, your performing rights are covered by the ICE licensing deal with Facebook.

However, Kobalt has reorganised their mechanical rights and so they are not included in the ICE licensing deal with Facebook. It is therefore Kobalt’s responsibility to agree a licensing deal with Facebook to cover those mechanical rights.

Administration

For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes the writers’ shares of the royalties to you. Administration of the mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA on behalf of Kobalt.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Kobalt, your performing rights are covered by the ICE licensing deal with iTunes.

However, Kobalt has reorganised their mechanical rights and so they are not included in the ICE licensing deal with iTunes. It is therefore Kobalt’s responsibility to agree a licensing deal with iTunes to cover those mechanical rights.

Administration

For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes the writers’ shares of the royalties to you. Administration of the mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA on behalf of Kobalt.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Kobalt, your performing rights are covered by the ICE licensing deal with SoundCloud.

However, Kobalt has reorganised their mechanical rights and so they are not included in the ICE licensing deal with SoundCloud. It is therefore Kobalt’s responsibility to agree a licensing deal with SoundCloud to cover those mechanical rights.

Administration

For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes the writers’ shares of the royalties to you. Administration of the mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA on behalf of Kobalt.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Kobalt, your performing rights are covered by the ICE licensing deal with Spotify.

However, Kobalt has reorganised their mechanical rights and so they are not included in the ICE licensing deal with Spotify. It is therefore Kobalt’s responsibility to agree a licensing deal with Spotify to cover those mechanical rights.

Administration

For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes the writers’ shares of the royalties to you. Administration of the mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA on behalf of Kobalt.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Kobalt, your performing rights are covered by the ICE licensing deal with YouTube.

However, Kobalt has reorganised their mechanical rights and so they are not included in the ICE licensing deal with YouTube. It is therefore Kobalt’s responsibility to agree a licensing deal with YouTube to cover those mechanical rights.

Administration

For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes the writers’ shares of the royalties to you. Administration of the mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA on behalf of Kobalt.

Music Sales

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Music Sales, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with Facebook.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Music Sales, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with iTunes.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because Music Sales has appointed SACEM to license its mechanical rights to iTunes with effect from 1 July 2018. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with iTunes for these rights. 

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights. For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can distribute the writers’ share of the royalties to you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Music Sales, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with SoundCloud.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Music Sales, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with Spotify.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because Music Sales has appointed SACEM to license its mechanical rights to Spotify with effect from 1 July 2018. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with Spotify for these rights

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights. For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can distribute the writers’ share of the royalties to you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Music Sales, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with YouTube.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Sony/ATV Group (including EMI)

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Sony/ATV, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deal with Facebook.

This is because Sony/ATV has a separate licensing deal in place with Facebook administered by a company called SOLAR.

Administration

SOLAR administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the Facebook collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Sony/ATV, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deal with iTunes.

This is because Sony/ATV has a separate licensing deal in place with iTunes administered by a company called SOLAR.

Administration

SOLAR administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the iTunes collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Sony/ATV, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deal with SoundCloud.

This is because Sony/ATV has a separate licensing deal in place with SoundCloud administered by a company called SOLAR.

Administration

SOLAR administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the SoundCloud collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Sony/ATV, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deal with Spotify.

This is because Sony/ATV has a separate licensing deal in place with Spotify administered by a company called SOLAR.

Administration

SOLAR administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the Spotify collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Sony/ATV, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the corresponding performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deal with YouTube.

This is because Sony/ATV has a separate licensing deal in place with YouTube administered by a company called SOLAR.

Administration

SOLAR administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the YouTube collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

Spirit Music Group

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Spirit, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with Facebook.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Spirit, your performing rights are covered by the ICE licensing deal with iTunes.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because Spirit has appointed AMRA to license its mechanical rights to iTunes with effect from 1 July 2018. It is therefore AMRA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with iTunes for these rights.

Administration

For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes the writers’ shares of the royalties to you. Administration of the mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA on behalf of Spirit.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Spirit, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deals with SoundCloud.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Spirit, your performing rights are covered by the ICE licensing deal with Spotify. 

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because Spirit has appointed AMRA to license its mechanical rights to Spotify with effect from 1 July 2018. It is therefore AMRA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with Spotify for these rights. 

Administration

For the performing rights, ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes the writers’ shares of the royalties to you. Administration of the mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA on behalf of Spirit.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Spirit, the performing and mechanical rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with YouTube.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Universal Music Publishing

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Universal Music Publishing, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE deal with Facebook.

This is because Universal Music Publishing has a separate licence in place with Facebook via SACEM (Universal Music Publishing’s digital licensing partner for Europe).

Administration

SACEM administers the licences and collects the royalties payable by Facebook and processes them before paying the writers’ shares of collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Universal Music Publishing, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE deal with iTunes.

This is because Universal Music Publishing has a separate licence in place with iTunes via SACEM (Universal Music Publishing’s digital licensing partner for Europe).

Administration

SACEM administers the licences and collects the royalties payable by iTunes and processes them before paying the writers’ shares of collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Universal Music Publishing, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE deal with SoundCloud.

This is because Universal Music Publishing has a separate licence in place with SoundCloud via SACEM (Universal Music Publishing’s digital licensing partner for Europe).

Administration

SACEM administers the licences and collects the royalties payable by SoundCloud and processes them before paying the writers’ shares of collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Universal Music Publishing, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE deal with Spotify.

This is because Universal Music Publishing has a separate licence in place with Spotify via SACEM (Universal Music Publishing’s digital licensing partner for Europe).

Administration

SACEM administers the licences and collects the royalties payable by Spotify and processes them before paying the writers’ shares of collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Universal Music Publishing, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE deal with YouTube.

This is because Universal Music Publishing has a separate licence in place with YouTube via SACEM (Universal Music Publishing’s digital licensing partner for Europe).

Administration

SACEM administers the licences and collects the royalties payable by YouTube and processes them before paying the writers’ shares of collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

Unpublished

Facebook

Licensing

If you are unpublished, your performing rights will be licensed with Facebook on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

MCPS members’ mechanical rights are licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

If you are not a member of MCPS, PRS for Music does not collect income related to your mechanical rights. If you are earning significant PRS income from online usage you might want to consider joining MCPS directly if you are not a member of another mechanical rights collecting society.

Administration

For Facebook royalties relating to your performing rights for all licensed territories, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

For MCPS members, we also collect, process and distribute your UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta) mechanical royalties. Once we have received the Facebook royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies, we will also pay these to you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are unpublished, your performing rights will be licensed with iTunes on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

MCPS members’ mechanical rights are licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

If you are not a member of MCPS, PRS for Music does not collect income related to your mechanical rights. If you are earning significant PRS income from online usage you might want to consider joining MCPS directly if you are not a member of another mechanical rights collecting society.

Administration

For iTunes royalties relating to your performing rights for all licensed territories, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

For MCPS members, we also collect, process and distribute your UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta) mechanical royalties. Once we have received the iTunes royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies, we will also pay these to you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are unpublished, your performing rights will be licensed with SoundCloud on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

MCPS members’ mechanical rights are licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

If you are not a member of MCPS, PRS for Music does not collect income related to your mechanical rights. If you are earning significant PRS income from online usage you might want to consider joining MCPS directly if you are not a member of another mechanical rights collecting society.

Administration

For SoundCloud royalties relating to your performing rights for all licensed territories, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

For MCPS members, we also collect, process and distribute your UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta) mechanical royalties. Once we have received the SoundCloud royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies, we will also pay these to you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are unpublished, your performing rights will be licensed with Spotify on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

MCPS members’ mechanical rights are licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

If you are not a member of MCPS, PRS for Music does not collect income related to your mechanical rights. If you are earning significant PRS income from online usage you might want to consider joining MCPS directly if you are not a member of another mechanical rights collecting society.

Administration

For Spotify royalties relating to your performing rights for all licensed territories, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

For MCPS members, we also collect, process and distribute your UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta) mechanical royalties. Once we have received the Spotify royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies, we will also pay these to you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are unpublished, your performing rights will be licensed with YouTube on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

MCPS members’ mechanical rights are licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

If you are not a member of MCPS, PRS for Music does not collect income related to your mechanical rights. If you are earning significant PRS income from online usage you might want to consider joining MCPS directly if you are not a member of another mechanical rights collecting society.

Administration

For YouTube royalties relating to your performing rights for all licensed territories, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

For MCPS members, we also collect, process and distribute your UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta) mechanical royalties. Once we have received the YouTube royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies, we will also pay these to you.

Warner Chappell Group

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Warner/Chappell, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deal with Facebook. Warner/Chappell operates via its PEDL (Pan European Digital Licensing) initiative which in practice means they may choose a different administrator for each licence and thereby rights may flow differently under individual licensing deals.

In the case of Facebook, ICE is the PEDL partner, so the mechanical rights will also be processed by ICE.

Administration

PEDL administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights for its Facebook licence via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the Facebook collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Warner/Chappell, your performing rights are covered by the ICE licensing deal with iTunes. 

Warner/Chappell operates via its PEDL (Pan European Digital Licensing) initiative which in practice means they may choose a different administrator for each licence and thereby rights may flow differently under individual licensing deals. Warner/Chappell has reorganised the mechanical rights so they are not included in the ICE licensing deal with iTunes. It is therefore Warner/Chappell’s responsibility to agree a licensing deal with iTunes to cover those mechanical rights.

Administration

Regardless of the PEDL partner chosen by Warner/Chappell for a given licence, ICE tracks royalties due, processes and completes the payment of performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Administration of the mechanical rights is the responsibility of Warner/Chappell. They currently use Mint Digital to administer these rights.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Warner/Chappell, your performing rights are covered by the ICE agreement with SoundCloud. 

Warner Chappell operates via its PEDL (Pan European Digital Licensing) initiative which in practice means they may choose a different administrator for each licence and thereby rights may flow differently under individual licensing deals. Warner/Chappell has reorganised the mechanical rights so they are not included in the ICE agreement with SoundCloud. It is Warner/Chappell’s responsibility to agree a licensing deal with SoundCloud to cover those mechanical rights.

Administration

Regardless of the PEDL partner chosen by Warner/Chappell for a given licence, ICE tracks royalties due, processes and completes the payment of performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

It is Warner/Chappell’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with SoundCloud for the mechanical rights.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Warner/Chappell, the mechanical rights (and performing rights, as PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in the ICE licensing deal with Spotify. Warner/Chappell operates via its PEDL (Pan European Digital Licensing) initiative which in practice means they may choose a different administrator for each licence and thereby rights may flow differently under individual licensing deals.
In the case of Spotify, ICE is the PEDL partner, so the mechanical rights will also be processed by ICE.

Administration

PEDL administers the mechanical rights and the performing rights for its Spotify licence via ICE, who collect and process usage before supplying the writers’ shares of the Spotify collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music to pay you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Warner/Chappell, your performing rights are not included in the ICE licensing deal with YouTube. 

Warner/Chappell operates via its PEDL (Pan European Digital Licensing) initiative which in practice means they may choose a different administrator for each licence and thereby rights may flow differently under individual licensing deals. Warner/Chappell has reorganised the mechanical rights so they are not included in the ICE licensing deal with YouTube. It is Warner/Chappell’s responsibility to agree a licensing deal with YouTube to cover those mechanical rights.

Administration

Regardless of the PEDL partner chosen by Warner/Chappell for a given licence, ICE tracks royalties due, processes and completes the payment of performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

It is Warner/Chappell’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with YouTube for the mechanical rights. They currently use SACEM Digital to administer these rights.

Wixen Music Publishing Inc

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Wixen Music Publishing Inc, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with Facebook.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because currently, Wixen Music Publishing Inc. has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via SACEM. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with Facebook.

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights, before paying the writers’ shares of the Facebook collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Wixen Music Publishing Inc, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with iTunes.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because currently, Wixen Music Publishing Inc. has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via SACEM. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with iTunes.

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights, before paying the writers’ shares of the iTunes collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Wixen Music Publishing Inc, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with SoundCloud.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because currently, Wixen Music Publishing Inc. has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via SACEM. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with SoundCloud.

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights, before paying the writers’ shares of the SoundCloud collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Wixen Music Publishing Inc, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with Spotify.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because currently, Wixen Music Publishing Inc. has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via SACEM. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with Spotify.

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights, before paying the writers’ shares of the Spotify collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Wixen Music Publishing Inc, your performing rights are included in the ICE licensing deal with YouTube.

However the mechanical rights are not included. This is because currently, Wixen Music Publishing Inc. has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via SACEM. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal with YouTube for these rights.

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights, before paying the writers’ shares of the YouTube collected performing royalties to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

All other publishers

Facebook

Licensing

Where your publisher isn’t licensing directly (i.e. is not an Option 3 publisher), your performing rights will be licensed to Facebook on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

The mechanical rights will be licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes them to you for all licensed territories for the performing royalties. This is also the case for mechanical royalties in the UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta).

Once the Facebook royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies are passed on to us at PRS for Music, we will also pay these to you.

iTunes

Licensing

Where your publisher isn’t licensing directly (i.e. is not an Option 3 publisher), your performing rights will be licensed to iTunes on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

The mechanical rights will be licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes them to you for all licensed territories for the performing royalties. This is also the case for mechanical royalties in the UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta).

Once the iTunes royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies are passed on to us at PRS for Music, we will also pay these to you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

Where your publisher isn’t licensing directly (i.e. is not an Option 3 publisher), your performing rights will be licensed to SoundCloud on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

The mechanical rights will be licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes them to you for all licensed territories for the performing royalties. This is also the case for mechanical royalties in the UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta).

Once the SoundCloud royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies are passed on to us at PRS for Music, we will also pay these to you.

Spotify

Licensing

Where your publisher isn’t licensing directly (i.e. is not an Option 3 publisher), your performing rights will be licensed to Spotify on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

The mechanical rights will be licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes them to you for all licensed territories for the performing royalties. This is also the case for mechanical royalties in the UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta).

Once the Spotify royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies are passed on to us at PRS for Music, we will also pay these to you.

YouTube

Licensing

Where your publisher isn’t licensing directly (i.e. is not an Option 3 publisher), your performing rights will be licensed to YouTube on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

The mechanical rights will be licensed by ICE for UK usage (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). For other territories, the mechanical rights will be licensed by the society in that territory, e.g. if you have a work streamed in Spain, the mechanical rights will be managed and royalties collected by the Spanish society SGAE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usages and PRS for Music distributes them to you for all licensed territories for the performing royalties. This is also the case for mechanical royalties in the UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta).

Once the YouTube royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies are passed on to us at PRS for Music, we will also pay these to you.

Other independent publishers

Publishers include:

  • Accorder Music Publishing Ltd
  • Ameritz Music Ltd
  • AMLOR Music Limited
  • Carlin Music Corp
  • Carthage Music Limited
  • Conexion Music Group
  • Defensive Music Publishing
  • Faber Music Ltd
  • Fairwood Music Group
  • Gear Publishing Company
  • Just Isn't Music Ltd
  • Mute Song Group
  • New Songs Administration
  • Ostereo Ltd
  • Proof Songs Limited
  • Quinlan Road Music Ltd
  • Red Ink Music Limited
  • Rightsbridge Ltd
  • RZO Music Group
  • S2K Music Ltd
  • Shapiro Bernstein & Co Limited
  • Some Velvet Morning
  • Songs in the Key of Knife
  • Warp Music Group
  • Westbury Music Group

Facebook

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by any of the publishers listed here, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to Facebook on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

iTunes

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by any of the publishers listed here, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to iTunes on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

SoundCloud

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by any of the publishers listed here, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to SoundCloud on a multi-territory basis by ICE. 

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Spotify

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by any of the publishers listed here, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to Spotify on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

YouTube

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by any of the publishers listed here, your performing and mechanical rights will be licensed to YouTube on a multi-territory basis by ICE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

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