About the MPA

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.

Why become a Provisional Member?

The Provisional Membership will accompany the MPA’s current Publisher, Corporate Associate and Student Membership categories. It aims to support emerging businesses that want to start a music publishing company.

The MPA recognise that starting a publishing company and developing it to the stage where it is fully operational can take some time, we hope that the Provisional membership will encourage the formation of new music publishing companies and contribute to a thriving musical landscape in the UK where music publishing generates over a quarter of the music industry’s £2.6 billion in export revenue, and contributes £505 million to the UK economy (taken from the 2017 UK Music Measuring Music Report).

Please note Provisional Members will not have the ability to sit on Boards and Committees or have a voting right in the AGM. Members will not be entitled to recieve a discount to the annual MPA Christmas Lunch.


  • Discounts on all MPA Training and Education events, including the MPA Induction Course, Modern Music Publishing Practice: The MPA Intermediate Course and Specialist Seminars.
  • Access to standard form contracts and the 20-minute legal helpline.
  • Discounted or free entry to member socials, including the Pop and Classical Quizzes as networking is a vital part of developing a business in the music industry.

Joining is easy!

The new membership will only be offered for a maximum of two twelve-month terms to run consecutively. The annual fee for Provisional Membership covered from one year period of joining and will be £60 + VAT.


You can join by completing the online application form here.

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