Established in 2010, Independent Music Publishers e-Licensing (IMPEL) is a trading name for Mechanical Copyright-Protection Society Limited (MCPS), where independent music publishers have appointed MCPS to license and administer the mechanical rights in their Anglo-American repertoire in pan-European online activities on their behalf.

IMPEL offers the benefits of collective rights management to independent publishers; the ability to combine their repertoire and offer it on a multi-territory basis to major digital music-service providers through a single rights manager.

IMPEL provides this service by using PRS For Music’s systems, resources and expertise, with benefits including increased transparency, faster transfer of payments and faster clearance of rights

Its 40+ members represent some of the world’s preeminent songwriters and composers such as Leiber/Stoller (Carlin), David Gilmour (Imagem/Pink Floyd Music Publishing), David Bowie (RZO Music), Daft Punk (Imagem), Ray Davies (Kassner), Tom Petty (Wixen UK), Lou Reed (Spirit) and The Weeknd (Songs). 

Along with the MPA, MCPS and PMLL, IMPEL is part of the MPA Group of Companies.


Simon Platz, Bucks Music, (Chair) 

Jane Dyball, CEO MPA Group of Companies 

Mike Box, Reverb Music

Chris Butler, Music Sales Group

Nigel Elderton, Peermusic

Stuart Hornall, Hornall Brothers Music

John Minch, Imagem  

John Truelove, Truelove Music

Maria Forte, Maria Forte Music Services 

Tim Ingham, Music Business Worldwide (Non-Executive Director)


  • ABKCO Music Limited
  • Ameritz Music Ltd
  • Beggars Music Limited
  • Bucks Music Group
  • Carlin Music Corporations
  • Conexion Music Limited
  • Cooking Vinyl Publishing
  • Defensive Music Ltd
  • Eagle-i Music Limited
  • EPM
  • Fairwood Music (UK) Limited
  • Fintage Publishing BV
  • Hornall Brothers Music Limited
  • Imagem Music UK
  • Kassner Associated Publishers Limited
  • Manners McDade Music Publishing Ltd
  • Minds on Fire
  • Moncur Street Music Limited
  • Mute Song Limited
  • Nettwerk One Music Limited
  • New Songs Administration Limited
  • Ole Media Management LP
  • Oyez! UK
  • Peermusic UK
  • Proof Songs Limited
  • Red Ink Music Limited
  • Reservoir Media Management
  • Reverb Music Limited
  • RZO Music Limited
  • S2K Music Ltd
  • Sentric
  • Shapiro Bernstein & Co Ltd
  • Songs Music Publishing
  • Spirit Music Group
  • The Music Sales Group
  • Truelove Music
  • Warp Music Limited
  • Westbury Music Limited
  • Wixen Music UK Limited
  • Wonderlous LLC

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