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Music publishing generates over a quarter of the UK music industry’s £2.6 billion in export revenue. In 2018 Music publishing in the UK contributes £459 million to the UK economy, this has increased by 5% since 2017. As well as safeguarding and championing the interests of our members, the MPA aims to promote the value of publishing to the wider music industry, creative industry, government and the general public. (According to UK Music – Music by Numbers report).
The MPA also owns and operates two commercial businesses:
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.
Please visit our FAQs section if you have any questions about music publishing, printed music, copyright or a career in music publishing.
The MPA’s Articles of Association govern the structure of the organisation and membership, voting and board elections. As well as our MPA Publisher Members, the articles also cover MPA Corporate Associate Members.
The MPA is committed to championing a diverse music business that allows anyone to succeed regardless of gender, background or nationality. We are proud that the MPA’s staff is split equally by gender and we have helped lead UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce.
The Music Publishers Association is the trade association for music publishers in the UK. We support and act on behalf of our members. We have over 200 members covering every genre of music.
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