Policy

The MPA makes submissions on behalf of its members to Government and to other relevant bodies. The MPA also feeds into policy papers submitted by other umbrella organisations where they are relevant to music publishers, or to the wider music industry as a whole. The MPA is a member of UK Music, the body representing the collective interests of the UK’s commercial music industry, and of ICMP, the body representing the interests of the music publishing community globally.

On 25 July 2012 Stephen Navin wrote to Ed Vaizey outlining the MPA's response to the Consultation on Exemptions to the Video Recordings Act.

The Music Publishers Association and its members contributed to the UK Music response to Richard Hooper's Digital Copyright Exchange ('DCE') Feasibility Study & Call For Evidence.

The Music Publishers Association submitted this response to Richard Hooper's Digital Copyright Exchange ('DCE') Feasibility Study & Call For Evidence. The document was submitted on Friday 10 February 2012.

Following the 2010 BBC licence fee settlement, the BBC Trust asked BBC management to develop a plan to re-organise a number of services and to deliver cost savings. In October 2011, the BBC Management’s proposals were published in a document entitled ‘Delivering Quality First’. This also triggered a consultation period for those impacted by the proposed changes. The MPA, with the considerable input of several of its members, contributed to the UK Music submission.

UK Music fully supports the deregulation of Schedule One of the licensing Act 2003. To read the full submission please click on the file below.

The UK Music submission, with significant input from the MPA, calls for greater access to finance for music companies, and in particular the opening up of the Enterprise Investment Scheme to publishing companies.

March 2011: The MPA and the British Academy Of Composers Songwriters And Authors submitted a joint response to the Call For Evidence of the Independent Review Of Intellectual Property And Growth, commonly referred to as the "Hargreaves Review".