PRS for Music is the brand name for the MCPS-PRS Alliance. PRS (the Performing Right Society) licenses and collects royalties when music is played and performed. MCPS (the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society) licences and collects royalties when music is reproduced. Both societies work together efficiently to minimise operating costs for members.
To make sure that members have a consistent experience, PRS and MCPS publish rules governing how we work. These include
Both PRS and MCPS are not-for-profit limited companies. Learn more about our formal constitutions that give us a legal right to licence and collect royalties for our members.