Key courses include:


  • MPA Induction Course

The MPA Induction Course is one of the most renowned courses in the industry. Happening four times a year the course sees an expert group of panellists put the spotlight on all areas of music publishing; copyright royalties, sync, societies, legal issues and data. The course is a day and a half  ‘Music Publishing 101’ aimed at new entrants to the sector and those wanting to polish up their skills.

Since it began, almost everyone in the music publishing industry has attended the induction course at some point and as such, this esteemed course is nearly always oversubscribed. The MPA Pub Social, which happens four times a year, normally lands on the second day of the course, where attendees are able to network and socialise in an informal environment.

To view the latest induction course and to book a ticket click here.


  • The MPA Intermediate Course

The MPA Intermediate Course is a brand new course and a direct step-up from our Induction Course, which gives an overview of the music publishing business and is aimed at those just starting out in the industry.

The Intermediate course will provide a more in-depth look at the music publishing business and will expand on topics explored on the Induction Course. It will provide more extensive training for people who are at the mid-level stage in their career. It is for people seeking to refine their existing knowledge and gain a more hands-on, practical understanding of the music publishing business.

The course is split into five sessions, across three months. You can book onto all five sessions (MPA Members receive a discounted rate) or individual sessions. Each session covers a different aspect of the music publishing business, from Sync and Grand Rights, to Legal and Print Publishing.

Dennis Collopy (IP and Music Rights Researcher, Music Publisher, Artist Manager) ran the 2019 course.


  • MPA Specialist Seminars

Each year, the MPA curates specialised seminars which will focus on developments in key commercial territories (eg the US, France, Germany) or on specific market developments.

The Specialist Seminars offer professionals within music publishing and the wider industry the opportunity to gain valuable and in-depth knowledge on specialist topics over the course of a day. Previous topics have included; How to Grow a Publishing Company, Copyright, Digital, Royalties & Tracking, Sub-publishing, Global Licensing & the Changing International Landscape and Blockchain.


  • GCEP Course

The MPA Graduate Certificate in Editorial and Production (GCEP) is the only course in the UK offering extended, specialist training in editorial and production for music publishing.

The course tutors are some of the most experienced and highly respected people working in their field. This industry-approved qualification fills perceived skills and training need that is currently not met by any other training organisations.

The course is suitable for:

  • Those already working for printed music publishers who are seeking to expand or deepen their knowledge and skills
  • Recent graduates who are seeking to forge a career in printed music publishing
  • Professional musicians who are seeking to build a portfolio career
  • Librarians wishing to understand the editorial and production process



  • Richard Toeman Scholarship

Since 2006 RTS has been a vital part of the MPA’s educational and outreach initiatives, it fits alongside our current roster of training and professional development events, such as the MPA’s Induction Course and Intermediate Course and our newly created young music publishers group (YMPA).

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