The MPA is the UK trade association for music publishers. We have around 200 members, covering every genre of music. From Adele to the Beatles and Skepta, our members represent the rights of a variety of songwriters & composers.
The Music Publishing business can seem hard to break into but it is not a closed shop. The more you know, the better chance you have of getting where you need to go. The MPA is passionate about encouraging and supporting the next generation of industry professionals.
Contacts are everything and so make the most of everyone you meet. You need to have a basic idea of music publishing; what it is, why it is necessary and where it comes into play.
The MPA Student Membership allows you unrivalled access to the music publishing community and the music industry as a whole.
Whether you want to get a job in music publishing, start your own publishing company or just want to find out more and get involved in the industry, the Student Membership is for you!
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Subscription fee to become an MPA Student member is £25 inc. VAT per annum.
Membership runs for a year from the date of joining. Students can join for a max of 4 consecutive years.
Full-time UK students between the ages of 18 and 26 and in possession of either a valid NUS or respective university/college student card can join the MPA as Student Members. Students who are employed by a music publishing company are not eligible for Student Membership. Student Members are not allowed to put themselves forward for election to the MPA Board or vote at the AGM.
Alternatively, why not ask your course leader to take out a University subscription on your behalf? £575 per annum for a University subscription gives 25 students access to the MPA Student Membership. Wider partnerships, including full University Membership, are also available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to discuss a more tailored package.
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