Royalty payments

PRS pay royalties to our members through four main distributions each year:

  • April
  • July
  • October
  • December

MCPS pay royalties each month and overseas royalties may differ.

The dates below are an estimate of when we’ll let you know if you’ll receive payment in the next main distribution and how much. Follow us on our social media channels for real time updates ahead of royalty distributions. 

Next payment dates

*Dates are estimated and subject to change, follow us on Twitter for updates.


Payment amounts*

Payment date*


8 April 2022

14 April 2022


8 July 2022

15 July 2022


10 October 2022

14 October 2022


9 December 2022

15 December 2022

Usual timings from play to pay

The time it takes to pay royalties varies, depending on how and where the music is being used. For example, if your work is played on TV in January, we might not know about this until April so the most likely payment date will be our July distribution. 

Distribution overview

Members can log in and review which main payments are included and which payments we have had to hold ahead of each distribution. 

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