Paying our members

PRS distributions

We pay out royalties to our members through four main distributions each year: in April, July, October and December. If your music hasn’t earned at least £30 by each of our distribution dates, you won’t receive any royalties until the end of the year. To keep our processing costs as low as possible, we don’t pay royalties below this amount until the final distribution in December. 

MCPS distributions

We pay out royalties to our members each month. You'll only receive royalties if they exceed £30 for the month. If your royalties haven't earned £30 by November, you will receive whatever total you have in the December distribution. If your royalties are paid into a bank outside the UK, you'll only receive royalties if they exceed £60. This is to keep our processing costs as low as possible.

Statements

Each distribution includes a detailed statement that shows which of your works have been played, performed, downloaded or reproduced. These statements also show how your work was used, and when.