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The Music Publishers Association exists to:
- safeguard and promote the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them
- represent these interests to government, the music industry, the media and the public
- provide publishers with a forum, a collective voice and a wide range of benefits, services and training courses
- promote an understanding of the value of music and the importance of copyright
- and provide information and guidance to members of the public.
Music publishing generates over a quarter of the UK music industry’s £2.5 billion in export revenue and British songwriters wrote or co-wrote 21 of the top 100 selling works in the US in 2016.
As well as safeguarding and championing the interests of its members, the MPA aims to promote the value of publishing to the wider music industry, creative industry, government and the general public.
The MPA also owns and operates two commercial businesses:
Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society – MCPS is the UK collection society that licenses mechanical (or reproduction) copyrights on behalf of over 26,000 music publisher and composer members.
Printed Music Licensing Ltd – PMLL represents music publishers to allow UK schools to make copies of printed music.
Collectively, these subsidiary businesses are known as the MPA Group. The MPA offers a number of other commercial functions for music publishers – including our range of widely-used template contracts, our blanket industry agreements, and in our role as the national agent for the dissemination of ISMNs.