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Who is licensing my online royalties

As a member of PRS we license your performing online rights directly for multiple territories across the world. However, if your music is published, your rights may fall under multi-territory licensing deals arranged by your publisher instead.

Regardless of the licensing arrangements, we still distribute your online performing royalties, so you can continue to contact us with any queries.

Find out who is licensing your repertoire for online uses below.

BMG

If you are a PRS writer published by BMG, the mechanical rights and performing rights are licensed directly to the Digital Service Providers via arrangements made by BMG.

Kobalt

If you are a PRS writer published by Kobalt, your performing rights are covered by the ICE licensing deals.

However, the mechanical rights are licensed directly with the Digital Service Providers via arrangements made by Kobalt and not included in the ICE licence deals.

Sony Music Publishing/ATV Group (including EMI)

If you are a PRS writer published by Sony Music Publishing the mechanical rights and performing rights are licensed directly to Digital Service Providers via arrangements made by Sony Music Publishing.

Universal Music Publishing

If you are a PRS writer published by Universal, the mechanical rights and performing rights are licensed directly to Digital Service Providers via arrangements made by Universal.

Warner Chappell Music

If you are a PRS writer published by Warner Chappell, the mechanical rights and performing rights are licensed directly to Digital Service Providers via arrangements made by Warner Chappell.

Core Collective

If you are a PRS writer published by a member of the Core Collective, we license both the mechanical and performing rights directly to Digital Service Providers via our arrangement with ICE.

Wixen Music

If you are a PRS writer published by Wixen Music, the performing rights and mechanical rights are licensed directly to the Digital Service Providers via arrangements made by Wixen.

IMPEL Ltd

If you are a PRS writer published by an IMPEL LTD publisher, the performing rights and the mechanical rights are licensed directly to the Digital Service Providers via arrangements made by IMPEL Ltd.

Concord Music, Downtown Music Publishing, peermusic

If you are a PRS writer published by Concord, Downtown or peermusic, the performing and mechanical rights are licensed directly to the Digital Service Provider by ICE.

Wise Music

If you are a PRS writer published by Wise Music, the performing rights and  mechanical rights are licensed directly to the Digital Service Provider via arrangements made by Wise Music.

ABKCO

If you are a PRS writer published by ABKCO, the performing rights and the mechanical rights are licensed directly to the Digital Service Providers via arrangements made by ABKCO.

Spirit Music Group

If you are a PRS writer published by Spirit, the performing rights are covered by the ICE licence deals.

However, the mechanical rights are licensed directly with the Digital Service Providers via arrangements made by Spirit and not included in the ICE licence deals.

All other publishers/Unpublished

If your publisher isn’t doing their own direct licensing, we license the performing rights for all territories directly to the Digital Service Providers via our arrangement with ICE. The ICE licence also includes mechanical rights for the MCPS home territories:

United Kingdom, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Anguilla, Ascension Island, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Cayman Island, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Malta, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands, Guyana, Mauritius, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka.

For usage outside of the MCPS home territories, your mechanical rights are licensed by the society in that territory. E.g., if you have a work streamed in Spain, your performing rights are licensed by us and your mechanical rights are licensed by the Spanish society, SGAE.

Your performing rights will be licensed on a multi-territory basis by us, regardless if you are published or unpublished.

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.

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