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Wed, 12th July 2017
Speech by Jane Dyball, CEO MPA Group of Companies Good afternoon and welcome again to another MPA AGM. We’ve tried to make some changes this year and have come to a new venue – a highly appropriate one as we are sitting in a venue regularly used to perform music that many of you have invested in. And while we’re a down to earth business, quite prepared to hang out in the dodgiest of venues around the country if it means discovering new talent, we thought it was time to break out of the pub and...
Tue, 4th April 2017
Independent Music Publishers e-Licensing (IMPEL), the collective of independent music publishers licensing Anglo-American mechanical digital rights internationally for publishers have announced their 2017 Board Director Election results. A total of 7 IMPEL members stood for 4 elected director vacancies on the IMPEL Board. The results of the voting sees John Minch (Imagem), Simon Platz (Bucks), Nigel Elderton (Peermusic), Chris Butler (Music Sales), John Truelove (Truelove Music) and Mike Box (...
Mon, 27th March 2017
Music companies and individuals looking to participate in the 13th LA Sync Licensing Mission hosted jointly by record labels’ association the BPI, the Music Publishers Association (MPA) and Department for International Trade (DIT) have until 23rd April to submit their applications. Held at the iconic Capitol Tower in the heart of Hollywood, this popular industry event aimed at supporting the continuing growth of UK music exports will take place from 19th – 23rd June 2017. The five-day mission...
Mon, 27th February 2017
This month the MPA held its first ever Policy Picnic event with the aim of giving members the opportunity to hear about the MPA's policy efforts straight from the horse's mouth. Held during lunch between meetings of our Pop Publishers Committee and Classic Publishers Committee Legal Counsel Josh Kendal and Copyright Consultant Florian Koempel took members of both committees and the wider MPA membership through updates on Brexit, the Digital Economy Bill, the BBC, the Copyright Package and the ...
Mon, 27th February 2017
Online royalties paid out by the likes of Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify and YouTube to Independent Music Publishers e-Licensing (IMPEL) increased by 60% last year. The figure refers to distributions made by IMPEL, which collectively licenses Anglo-American mechanical digital rights in Europe for publishers including Beggars Music, Imagem, SONGS Music Publishing and more. Despite market wide decline in physical downloads, IMPEL’s online royalties increased due to a huge growth in streaming....
Thu, 16th February 2017
The Scholarship is named in memory of Richard Toeman who died suddenly in March 2005 following a successful 40-year career at Josef Weinberger Ltd. Throughout his career, Richard gave his time and expertise to the MPA and to the music publishing business as a whole. Established in 2006, the Scholarship has supported and advanced the progress of outstanding candidates within the music publishing sector - offering two individuals each year, both an entrant with less than five years’ experience of...
Tue, 31st January 2017
The Music Publishers Association (MPA) is delighted to announce the launch of a new student membership category. Student membership will accompany the MPA’s current publisher and corporate associate membership categories and aims to provide greater opportunities for students wishing to pursue a career in music publishing, whether as employee or entrepreneur. The benefits include full member discounts on all MPA training, including the MPA Induction for Newcomers to Music Publishing and the...
Mon, 16th January 2017
Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Limited (MCPS) has outlined the extent of its alignment with the regulations implementing the Collective Rights Management (CRM) Directive in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The goal of the CRM Directive is to ensure that collective management organisations (CMOs) act in the best interests of the right holders they represent. It outlines the following policy objectives: to modernise and improve standards...
Mon, 19th December 2016
19 December 2016 - Press release "On behalf of the MPA, I would like to offer a warm welcome to our Christmas lunch. "As Chair of the association I am truly delighted to be here, among friends and fellow music lovers. "Regardless of the outside world, this event - institution even! - still feels like a safe haven of warmth, company and good cheer. The perfect environment to see out 2016. "Or should I say, see off 2016. Because what a year it’s been… "Back in July, the Daily Telegraph ran a...
Fri, 14th October 2016
The Music Publishers Association is delighted to announce that bookings are now open for its 2016 annual Christmas Lunch. Now in its 57th year, the MPA Christmas Lunch is one of the longest established, most eagerly anticipated and best loved dates in the music industry calendar. This year, along with its 850+ guests, the event will welcome ticketing partner Eventbrite and drinks reception sponsor Spotify. As always, it’s an opportunity for individuals and businesses across the industry to...
Mon, 12th September 2016
Today, UK Music publishes Measuring Music 2016 – an annual economic study that reveals the true scale of the UK music’s vast contribution to the UK economy. 2015 proved to be another buoyant year for music with increased export growth across the sector contributing to a £4.1bn overall contribution to the UK’s economy. Measuring Music gives UK Music the ability to map the growth and scale of British music. Over the last four years, the industry has shown itself to be both resilient and robust,...
Fri, 19th August 2016
The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has welcomed the Music Publishers Association (MPA) as its seventh partner to join Operation Creative, an initiative designed to disrupt and prevent websites from providing unauthorised access to copyrighted content. The MPA has joined existing partners the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) the Federation Against Copyright (FACT), The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) the Publishers Association (...
Wed, 17th August 2016
Today sees the launch of the new look Production Music Awards in association with MCPS Production Music. The event celebrates the best and brightest creative talents in the production music industry. In 2016 the awards have evolved from what was previously called the Library Music Awards into an event designed to offer music libraries both large and small an opportunity to champion the depth and quality of modern production music to the wider sync, media and advertising industries. MCPS...
Tue, 12th July 2016
The UK Music Diversity Taskforce launches the first ever music industry workforce diversity survey. It is supported by all elements of the UK music industry and was created to gain an accurate snapshot of diversity in the workplace (with an initial focus on gender and ethnicity) within the UK’s many music businesses. The distribution of the survey coincides with the first UK Music Diversity Summit, to be held in London on July 12th 2016 at PPL. It is important that today’s UK music sector...
Wed, 29th June 2016
Jane Dyball, CEO of the MPA Group of Companies, urged Government to “be gentle with us” at today's (June 29th) Music Publishers Association AGM, stating that actions that risked dismantling the “truly international business” of music publishing would prove both “hard and expensive”. The reference to last Friday’s referendum result, with music publishers described as “true Europeans”, completed a wide-ranging report to MPA members, that focussed on innovation and growth, including: - An increase...
Wed, 29th June 2016
Speech by Jane Dyball, CEO MPA Group of Companies Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the MPA AGM. For some of you - myself included - this will be the fourth AGM you have attended today, so a hearty thank you for your endurance. For those of you who didn’t attend this morning’s AGMs you missed some shocking and surprising news which is going to shake up the whole industry. OK maybe not…but just for a moment, I bet you wish you had gone. Please do come to those that affect you next year...
Tue, 21st June 2016
Music Publishers Association AGM marks 40 years of punk with a focus on DIY culture Keynote interview with British punk original Tony James (Generation X, Sigue Sigue Sputnik) before the AGM focusses on 2016’s trailblazers, includ-ing Austin Daboh (BBC 1Xtra), Chris Meehan (Sentric Music), Harri Davies (Bucks Music), P Money (Artist/Writer) and Sian Anderson (SighTracked) June 21st 2016 “This is a chord. This is another. This is a third. Now form a band.” [Sideburns Fanzine] Marking 40 years...
Tue, 14th June 2016
The BPI and Music Publishers Association are delighted to announce initial details of their annual trade mission to Germany, taking place from 20th–24th September. Returning for a third year in succession and supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) as part of its MUSIC IS GREAT campaign to promote British music exports, the initiative offers UK record labels, music pub-lishers and entrepreneurs direct and unparalleled insight to the world’s fourth largest recorded music mar-ket, where...
Wed, 4th May 2016
Following a successful inaugural year, the Music Publishers Association (MPA) is delighted to announce it will be running its Graduate Certificate in editorial and production again in 2016. This biannual course is the only one of its kind in the UK. Designed as a vocational qualification by music publishers and delivered by highly experienced industry experts, it provides comprehensive training for those starting or developing a career in editorial and production of printed music products...
Mon, 4th April 2016
The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Limited (MCPS), the UK collection society that licenses mechanical rights in musical copyrights on behalf of over 26,000 music publisher and composer members, has issued a Request for Proposals (RfP) inviting third parties to tender proposals to administer certain areas of its business and all back-office operations, including the online business for independent music publishers – Independent Music Publishers e-Licensing (IMPEL) with a start date as...