Music Publisher Membership

Expand your Network & Knowledge

The MPA provides expert-led training and professional development courses and connects the next generation of music publishers with current business leaders.

Representation & Outreach

As well as safeguarding and championing the interests of its members, the MPA aims to promote the value of publishing to the wider music industry, creative industry, government and public.

Resources

The MPA have made it our responsibility to provide our members and the public with all the necessary information needed regarding licensing, publishing and copyright.

Making Music Publishing Understood

The MPA encourages open participation in policymaking. Through our committees and our member-elected board, we strive to ensure that music publishers are fully represented in discussions with government, the wider music business and the general public. The MPA also operates a Corporate Associate and Provisional Membership for non-music publisher or start-up businesses and a Student Membership. Scroll down to read more.  

Your benefits

  • A Collective Voice: for all UK music publishers, from newcomers to seasoned executives, enabling its members thrive in a fast-paced commercial environment.
  • Training: expert-led training and professional development course. These events put the spotlight on all areas of music publishing; copyright royalties, sync, societies, legal issues, data and digital.
  • Business Services: commercial benefits including exclusive access to template contracts, free 20-minute legal advice, mediation service, job listings on the MPA website and access to the job seekers and internship list.
  • Policy: benefit from the MPA’s lobbying efforts and participation in industry-wide initiatives that protect the value of our members’ rights. Join an MPA Committee or stay up-to-date with policy matters at our quarterly Policy Picnic.
  • Discounts: discounts on our ticketed events, including all the training courses and Christmas Lunch. As well as discounts to music events conferences and trade missions in the UK and internationally.
  • Networking: exclusive networking opportunities at MPA events, including pub socials and quizzes. An invite to the Annual MPA AGM and Summer Party.
  • The YMPA: the opportunity to join the young music publishers group. It provides the MPA’s younger members with job tips, advice, mentoring and networking opportunities.

MPA Articles of Association

Articles of Association

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.

Joining the MPA is Easy

Members pay an annual subscription, with the fee determined by company turnover – starting at £93 per year. As well as a direct say in the running of the Association, that includes exclusive networking opportunities, discounts, access to MPA social events, speaking and sponsorship opportunities, and an invitation to the MPA AGM. Click here to view the MPA Publisher Membership Subscription fees. To apply for an MPA Publisher Membership you simply have to fill out the online form and your application will be reviewed by the MPA Board. The MPA also operates a Corporate Associate Membership and Provisional Membership for non-music publisher businesses and a Student Membership scheme. Click below to find out more.  

Become a Student Member Become a Corporate Associate Member Become a Publisher Member Become a Provisional Member

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