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*


12 October 2020

15 October 2020


10 December 2020

15 December 2020


9 April 2021

15 April 2021


9 July 2021

15 July 2021

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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