Online royalty flow

If you would like to find out if your rights are licensed for use on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify or YouTube, please see below.

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BMG Rights Management Group

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 PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal 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 deal directly with iTunes.

Administration

ARESA administers the mechanical rights, and the performing rights are administered 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.

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by BMG, then:

i) August 2007 to April 2016: Your performing rights are included in the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud until 31st January 2016, and in the ICE agreement with SoundCloud from 1st February 2016 onwards.

 However, the mechanical rights are not included. This is because your publisher has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via ARESA. It is therefore ARESA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal directly with SoundCloud for these rights.

ii) May 2016 onwards: The performing and mechanical rights are not included in the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud. This is because your publisher has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via ARESA.

Administration

ARESA administers the mechanical rights, and the performing rights are administered 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.

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 PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with Spotify. This is because currently, BMG has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via ARESA. It is therefore ARESA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal directly with Spotify.

Administration

ARESA administers the mechanical rights, and the performing rights are administered 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.

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 PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with YouTube. This is because currently, BMG has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via ARESA. It is therefore ARESA’s responsibility to arrange a licensing deal directly with YouTube.

Administration

ARESA administers the mechanical rights, and the performing rights are administered 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.

Kobalt Group

Licensing

From 1 July 2015, when AMRA took over as administrator for Kobalt, all PRS performing rights have been licensed under the PRS for Music licence (now via ICE, their administrator).

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 PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with iTunes. You can view information about our deal with iTunes here.

However, Kobalt have reorganised the mechanical rights and so they are not included in the PRS for Music/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 mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA.

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 PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud until 31st January 2016, and in the ICE agreement with SoundCloud from 1st February 2016 onwards. You can view information about PRS for Music’s agreement with SoundCloud here.

However, Kobalt have reorganised the mechanical rights so they are not included in the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud (and are not included in the ICE agreement 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 mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA.

Licensing

From 1 July 2015, when AMRA took over as administrator for Kobalt, all PRS performing rights have been licensed under the PRS for Music licence (now via ICE, their administrator).

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 PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with Spotify. You can view information about our deal with Spotify here.

However, Kobalt have reorganised the mechanical rights so they are not included in the PRS for Music/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 mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA.

Licensing

From 1 July 2015, when AMRA took over as administrator for Kobalt, all PRS performing rights have been licensed under the PRS for Music licence (now via ICE, their administrator)

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 PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with YouTube. You can view information about our deal with YouTube here.

However, Kobalt have reorganised the mechanical rights so they are not included in the PRS for Music/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 mechanical rights is undertaken by AMRA.

Sony/ATV Group (including EMI)

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by SonyATV, 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 PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with iTunes.

This is because SonyATV has a separate licensing deal in place with iTunes that is administered by a company called SOLAR.

Administration

SOLAR administers the mechanical rights, and the performing rights are administered 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.

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Sony ATV, the performing and mechanical rights are not included in the PRS for Music/ICE licensing agreement with SoundCloud.

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

Administration

SOLAR administers the mechanical rights, and the performing rights are administered 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.

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 PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with Spotify.

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

Administration

SOLAR administers the mechanical rights, and the performing rights are administered 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.

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 are included in a licensing deal with YouTube, administered by PRS for Music/ICE.

Administration

ICE collects and processes usage before supplying the royalties to PRS for Music to pay Sony ATV and you.

Universal Music Publishing

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, where PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in our deal with iTunes. This is because currently, Universal Music Publishing has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via SACEM. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility (in conjunction with Universal Music Publishing) 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.

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Universal Music Publishing, then:

i) August 2007 to April 2016: Your performing rights are included in the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud until 31st January 2016, and in the ICE agreement with SoundCloud from 1st February 2016 onwards.

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

ii) May 2016 onwards: The performing and mechanical rights are not included in the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud, nor the subsequent ICE agreement with SoundCloud. This is because currently, Universal Music Publishing has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via SACEM so that these rights are included in the licence granted by SACEM (in conjunction with Universal Music Publishing) to SoundCloud.

Administration

SACEM administers the mechanical rights, and the performing rights are administered 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.

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, where PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in our deal with Spotify. This is because currently, Universal Music Publishing has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via SACEM. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility (in conjunction with Universal Music Publishing) 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.

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, where PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in our deal with YouTube. This is because currently, Universal Music Publishing has reorganised these rights and arranges all its licensing deals via SACEM. It is therefore SACEM’s responsibility (in conjunction with Universal Music Publishing) to arrange a licensing deal with YouTube.

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.

Warner Chappell Group

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Warner Chappell, the performing and mechanical rights are currently included in the PRS for Music deal with iTunes. Warner Chappell operates through PEDL (Pan European Digital Licensing Partner) which in practice means they may choose a different administrator for each licence and thereby rights may flow differently under individual licensing deals. Where PRS for Music, STIM or ICE are the PEDL partner, the rights will be processed by ICE.

Administration

Regardless of the PEDL partner chosen by Warner Chappell for a given licence, PRS for Music tracks royalties due, processes and completes the payment of performing royalties to you.

The mechanical rights are included in the PRS for Music deal with iTunes, as are all Apple services except Apple Music. ICE collects and processes iTunes mechanical rights before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

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 PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud until 31st January 2016, and in the ICE agreement with SoundCloud from 1st February 2016 onwards. You can view information about our agreement with SoundCloud here, and the ICE agreement here.

However, Warner Chappell have reorganised the mechanical rights and so they are not included in the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud and are not included in the agreement between ICE and SoundCloud.

Administration

PRS is administering the performing rights for the period August 2007 to January 2016. From 1st February 2016 ICE will collect and process usage before passing details 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.

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 our deal with Spotify. Warner Chappell operates through PEDL (Pan European Digital Licensing Partner) 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 rights will be processed by ICE.

Administration

Regardless of the PEDL partner chosen by Warner Chappell for a given licence, PRS for Music tracks royalties due, processes and completes the payment of performing royalties to you.

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

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, where PRS has given approval for the performing rights to flow with the mechanicals) are not included in our deal with YouTube. Warner Chappell operates through PEDL (Pan European Digital Licensing Partner) 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 YouTube, ICE is the PEDL partner, so the rights will be processed by ICE.

Administration

Regardless of the PEDL partner chosen by Warner Chappell for a given licence, PRS for Music tracks royalties due, processes and completes the payment of performing royalties to you.

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

Wixen Music Publishing Inc.

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Wixen Music Publishing Inc, then:

i) Before 1 January 2015: Your performing rights are included in our deal with iTunes.

The mechanical rights are also included in the PRS for Music deal for the UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta), but not for other European territories. This is because the mechanical rights will have been the responsibility of other local collecting societies who will have collected and distributed to Wixen Music Publishing Inc.

ii) From 1 January 2015: Your performing rights are included in our 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 for these rights.

Administration

i) Before 1st January 2015: For performing right royalties collected under the PRS for Music deal, PRS for Music will collect and process usages before distributing them to you.

PRS for Music will also collect, process and distribute your UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta) mechanical royalties. Once iTunes royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies are passed to us at PRS for Music, we will also pay these to you.

ii) After 1st January 2015: For performing right royalties collected under the PRS for Music deal, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

It is SACEM’s responsibility to administer the mechanical rights.

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Wixen Publishing Inc, then:

i) August 2007 to December 2015: Your performing rights are included in the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud.

The mechanical rights are also included for the UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta). However, the mechanical rights for other European territories 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 directly with SoundCloud for these rights.

ii) January 2016 onwards: Your performing rights are included in the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud until 31st January 2016, and in the subsequent ICE deal with SoundCloud from 1st February 2016 onwards.

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.

Administration

i) August 2007 to December 2015: For performing and mechanical right royalties collected under the PRS for Music agreement, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Where Wixen Music Publishing Inc. has arranged its own licensing deals via SACEM for mechanical rights in European territories (see (i) above), it is SACEM’s responsibility to administer these rights.

ii) After 1st January 2016: For performing right royalties collected under the PRS for Music agreement and subsequent ICE deal with SoundCloud, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

It is SACEM’s responsibility to administer the mechanical rights.

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Wixen Music Publishing Inc, then:

i) Before 1 January 2015: Your performing rights are included in our deal with Spotify.

The mechanical rights are also included in the PRS for Music deal for the UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta), but not for other European territories. This is because the mechanical rights will have been the responsibility of other local collecting societies who will have collected and distributed to Wixen Music Publishing Inc.

ii) From 1 January 2015: Your performing rights are included in our 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 for these rights.

Administration

i) Before 1st January 2015: For performing right royalties collected under the PRS for Music deal, PRS for Music will collect and process usages before distributing them to you.

PRS for Music will also collect, process and distribute your UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta) mechanical royalties. Once Spotify royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies are passed to us at PRS for Music, we will also pay these to you.

ii) After 1st January 2015: For performing right royalties collected under the PRS for Music deal, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at   so that we can pay you.

It is SACEM’s responsibility to administer the mechanical rights.

Licensing 

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by Wixen Music Publishing Inc, then:

i) Before 1 January 2015: Your performing rights are included in our deal with YouTube.

The mechanical rights are also included in the PRS for Music deal for the UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta), but not for other European territories. This is because the mechanical rights will have been the responsibility of other local collecting societies who will have collected and distributed to Wixen Music Publishing Inc.

ii) From 1 January 2015: Your performing rights are included in our 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

i) Before 1st January 2015: For performing right royalties collected under the PRS for Music deal, PRS for Music will collect and process usages before distributing them to you.

PRS for Music will also collect, process and distribute your UK (plus Ireland, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta) mechanical royalties. Once YouTube royalties relating to mechanical rights licensed in other territories by other collecting societies are passed to us at PRS for Music, we will also pay these to you.

ii) After 1st January 2015: For performing right royalties collected under the PRS for Music deal, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

It is SACEM’s responsibility to administer the mechanical rights.

IMPEL/Imagem, Carlin and peermusic group

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by an IMPEL publisher, the performing and mechanical rights will be included in the PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with iTunes. You can view our deal information here.

Administration

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

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by an IMPEL publisher, the performing and mechanical rights will be included in the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud until 31st January 2016, and in the ICE licensing deal with SoundCloud from 1st February onwards. You can view details of the PRS for Music agreement with SoundCloud here, and details about the ICE agreement here.

Administration

For performing right royalties collected under the PRS for Music agreement and subsequent ICE deal with SoundCloud, ICE will collect and process usage before passing details to us at PRS for Music so that we can pay you.

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by an IMPEL publisher, the performing and mechanical rights will be included in the PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with Spotify. You can view our deal information here.

Administration

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

Licensing

If you are a PRS writer and the particular rights you are enquiring about are published by an IMPEL publisher, the performing and mechanical rights will be included in the PRS for Music/ICE licensing deal with YouTube. You can view our deal information here.

Administration

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

All other publishers

Licensing

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

The mechanical rights will be licensed by PRS for Music/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.

Licensing

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

The mechanical rights will be licensed by PRS for Music/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.

Licensing

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

The mechanical rights will be licensed by PRS for Music/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.

Licensing

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

The mechanical rights will be licensed by PRS for Music/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.

Unpublished

Licensing

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

MCPS members’ mechanical rights are licensed by PRS for Music/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.

Licensing

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

MCPS members’ mechanical rights are licensed by PRS for Music/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.

Licensing

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

MCPS members’ mechanical rights are licensed by PRS for Music/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.

Licensing

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

MCPS members’ mechanical rights are licensed by PRS for Music/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.

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