What we do

We pay royalties to our members when their work is performed, broadcast, streamed, downloaded, reproduced, played in public or used in film and TV. We support them by influencing policy, supporting and hosting awards and events, and investing in new technology to ensure we’re fit for the digital music age

PRS for Music - What we do

Protecting music

We’re committed to protecting the value of music and ensuring our members are represented. It’s why we're fighting music piracy and tackling the changes that digital has brought to the industry.

Licensing music

We collect royalties through licensing agreements with music users. These licences cover all kinds of music use, whether it’s for digital, broadcast or public performance.

Supporting music

Whether we're funding new music, championing established artists, or helping our members, we're here to support the future of music and its makers.

Influencing policy

We work with the UK Government, Parliament, the European Commission, European Parliament and international bodies to influence public policy and legislation. 


PRS for Music is the home of the Performing Right Society (PRS) and the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS). PRS collects when its members' works are performed or communicated to the public. MCPS collects when its members' work is copied. 

Who we work with

We collaborate closely with other organisations to create a supportive environment for music makers and an efficient network for licensing music.

Paying our members

PRS pay members their performance royalties through four main distributions each year: in April, July, October and December. MCPS pay members their mechanical royalties every month. 

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