NXT-Gen Membership

Dedicated to nurturing the next generation of music publishers

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Connect with the sector & support your publishing journey

The strongest foundations to build your music publishing career and become part of the UK’s biggest network of publishers.

Why become a NXT-Gen member?

Entering the music publishing sector can be daunting. Whether you’re an individual looking to kick start your career, or an aspiring publishing business, join our community to help you thrive.

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Access All Areas

  • Exclusive networking events.
  • Priority application to mentoring opportunities and peer groups throughout the year, to enhance your personal development.
  • Access specialist seminars and wide-ranging training & development courses, on all aspects of the business, delivered by the best in class.
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Your Community

  • Connect with our MPA Publishers network; from indies to internationals, get a seat at the table.
  • Introduction to the MPA Futures Group of young industry influencers.
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Tools for Success

  • Access to business services to support your fledgling music publishing company.

Membership Benefits

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Exclusive networking opportunities at MPA events, including member socials and quizzes.

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Expert-led training and professional development courses. These events put the spotlight on all areas of music publishing; copyright, royalties, sync, societies, legal issues, data, digital and more.

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Business Services

Commercial benefits including exclusive access to template contracts, free 20-minute legal advice, and mediation service.

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Futures Group

Connect and engage with junior members of the music publishing community, enhance your network and be a part of shaping the future of music publishing.

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Discounts on our ticketed events (including all training courses and the MPA Christmas Lunch), music-related events (e.g., conferences) and trade missions in the UK and internationally.

Eligibility, fees & participation

NXT-Gen Membership is for individuals and is renewable annually with a maximum 3-year term.

Criteria for NXT-Gen Membership:
- Must be a student, recent graduate, or in the early stages of a music publishing career, with less than 1 year’s experience in music publishing.
- Must not have held MPA Publisher Membership in the past.
- Able to demonstrate an active interest in music publishing.

NXT-Gen subscriptions are for the period of 1 year (with a maximum 3-year term) from their start date and cost £60 per year. As a membership organisation, our members are obliged to follow our Code of Conduct and membership is defined by our Articles of Association.

NXT-Gen Scholars Scheme

Specifically designed to improve entry into our sector for people identifying as belonging to the 9 protected characteristics, our NXT-Gen Scholars Scheme provides subsidy and mentoring for up-and-coming talent.

Find out more

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Recognising our members

The MPA bestows its Gold Badge and other awards to recognise the achievements of our members.

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Corporate Associates & Sponsors

If you’re looking for exposure and access to our music publishing community, please consider our Associate and Sponsor partnership packages.

Thinking about joining?

We recommend discussing our membership options with our team before you submit an application. Register your interest in becoming an MPA member by getting in touch with the membership team.

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