Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society

  1. UK's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Lost $3.9 Million in 2011 As Financial Woes Continue

    July 05, 2012 2:19 PM EDT The plummeting sales of physical CDs in 2011 are hurting the U.K.'s MCPS (Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society) and are expected to continue this year, the society's officials disclosed at the Music Publishers Association (MPA) annual ...

  2. MCPS-PRS Reveals Physical Product Revenue Decline

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MCPS-PRS Alliance has released figures for the 2008 year-to-date collection of revenue that show a 9% decline in revenue from physical products. It also predicts that physical product will be only the fourth highest revenue stream by the end o ...

  3. MCPS, PPL Create Pro Dubbing License

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society and the Phonographic Performance Limited have teamed-up to launch a professional dubbing licence. Available online from July 1, the so-called ProDub license covers the copying of private music ...

  4. Sharkey To Helm British Music Rights

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feargal Sharkey has been appointed CEO of British Music Rights and Andy Heath has become chairman of the body, which represents 50,000 U.K. composers, songwriters and publishers. Sharkey, the former Undertones singer and solo artist, has recently ...

  5. MCPS Offers License For Indie TV Producers

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society is extending the licensing rights available to TV-program producers. The collecting society has launched the Independent Production Company License (IPC), which is aimed at independent product ...

  6. Porter Takes Charge Of MCPS-PRS

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The search for a successor to former MCPS-PRS Alliance chief executive Adam Singer is over. The U.K. collecting society today confirmed the elevation of Steve Porter to CEO, with immediate effect. Porter has served with the Alliance as managing di ...

  7. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Posts 'Best-Ever' Results

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance has reported banner revenues for the year 2006. The Alliance's collections exceeded £545 million ($1.067 billion) for the year, up marginally from a "best-ever" year in 2005, the collecting society r ...

  8. Roedy To Keynote BPI AGM

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Network International president Bill Roedy will deliver the keynote speech at the BPI's annual general meeting, which takes place July 12 in London. MTV Network International president Bill Roedy will deliver the keynote speech at the BPI ...

  9. Yoxall Splits BMR

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Henri Yoxall, GM of British Music Rights for the past seven years, exited the trade body today (April 7). Henri Yoxall, GM of British Music Rights for the past seven years, exited the trade body today (April 7). Yoxall has decided to "move on ...

  10. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's authors' rights body MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works r Britain's authors' rights ...

  11. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works represented by the joi Britain's authors' rights body ...

  12. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  13. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  14. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services on June 29 referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal their dispute with music pub LONDON -- Label's trade bo ...

  15. Booth Upped At EMI Publishing U.K.

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has promoted William Booth to the new post of executive VP/GM, with effect from June 1. EMI Music Publishing U.K. has promoted William Booth to the new post of executive VP/GM, with effect from June 1. Booth's appoin ...

  16. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Results

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance, which manages common activities between the mechanical right and performing right societies, on May 12 issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. LONDON -- The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS All ...

  17. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Result

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. Strong results acro ...

  18. Scot Pirate Hit With Jail Term

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A 44-year-old man f ...

  19. Scot Pirate Hit With Jail Term

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A Scottish CD counterfeiter has received the longest custodial sentence for piracy in the country's history. A 44-year-old man f ...

  20. Britain's MCPS And PRS Appoint Exec Directors

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed rights administration veteran Jeremy Fabinyi as executive director and board member, effective in April. Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed righ ...

  21. Fabinyi Joins Britain's MCPS

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed rights administration veteran Jeremy Fabinyi as executive director and board member, effective in April. As executive director, he succe Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Prote ...

  22. MCPS Recruits Singer As CEO

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as the successor to outgoing group CEO John Hutchinson. British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as th ...

  23. MCPS-PRS Alliance Names Porter As MD

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance has appointed COO Steve Porter as managing director, effective today (Nov. 1). His elevation into the newly created position is intended to ensure contin British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance ...

  24. MCPS-PRS Alliance Names Porter As MD

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance has appointed COO Steve Porter as managing director, effective today (Nov. 1). His elevation into the newly created position is intended to ensure contin British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance ...

  25. Sanghvi Upped At Sony/ATV U.K.

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony ATV Music Publishing U.K. GM Rak Sanghvi has been promoted to deputy managing director. Sony ATV Music Publishing U.K. GM Rak Sanghvi has been promoted to deputy managing director. Reporting to managing director Charlie Pinder, Sanghvi will a ...

  26. British Government Launches Anti-Piracy Plan

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special focus on intellectual property (IP). LONDON -- The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special fo ...

  27. U.K.'s MCPS, BPI Settle On DVD Royalty Rate

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have reached agreement on the royalty rate for music DVDs. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have r ...

  28. U.K.'s MCPS, PRS Report Growth In 2003

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's Performing Right Society (PRS) and sister collecting body Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) increased distributions to their members last year. The United Kingdom's Performing Right Society (PRS) and sis ...

  29. Oxfam Launches Charity Download Site

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is billed as the world's first charity download site. The service, at www.bignoisemusic.com, will go live this Wednesday with 300,000 titles licensed from major and U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is bill ...

  30. Oxfam Launches Charity Download Site

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is billed as the world's first charity download site. The service, at www.bignoisemusic.com, will go live this Wednesday with 300,000 titles licensed from major and U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is bill ...

  31. BMR Appoints New Director General

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British Music Rights (BMR), the lobbying body for author/publisher interests, has appointed Emma Pike as director general, with effect from early September British Music Rights (BMR), the lobbying body for author/publisher interests, has appointed ...

  32. British Counterfeiter Jailed

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A court in Leicester, England has sentenced a local man to jail after finding him guilty of managing a commercial counterfeiting operation from home. A court in Leicester, England has sentenced a local man to jail after finding him guilty of manag ...

  33. Fulton Quits As BMR Director General

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kate Fulton has resigned as director general of British Music Rights (BMR), the London-based lobbying body for author/publisher interests. Kate Fulton has resigned as director general of British Music Rights (BMR), the London-based lobbying body f ...