The Music Publishers Association exists to safeguard the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them. It provides them with a forum and a collective voice, offers them a range of practical services, represents their interests to government, the music industry and the media, and works to inform and to educate the wider public in the importance and value of copyright. The Music Publishers Association has over 260 members, representing nearly 4000 catalogues, covering every genre of music.
The MPA also owns two collection societies:
The Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd (“MCPS”) is appointed by publishers to license the mechanical right to music users. Its operations are contracted to PRS for Music as defined by a service level agreement.
Printed Music Licensing Ltd (“PMLL”) manages the licensing of the copying of printed music in the UK on behalf of music publishers. Its Schools Printed Music Licence (“SPML”) covers the copying of printed sheet music in schools and is offered to schools exclusively by The Copyright Licensing Agency (“CLA”) acting as sole agents.
Phone: 020 7580 0126
Watch the video below to find out a little more about what the MPA do: